50 Iconic Textiles

50 Iconic Textiles

News: UNESCO on Thursday released a list of 50 exclusive and iconic heritage textile crafts of the country.

Background:
• Handmade for the 21st Century: Safeguarding Traditional Indian Textile lists the histories and legends behind the textiles, describes the complicated and secret processes behind their making, mentions the causes for their dwindling popularity, and provides strategies for their preservation.
• According to UNESCO, one of the major challenges to the safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage in the South Asia is lack of proper inventory and documentation.
• The publication, which aims to bridge this gap, brings together years of research on the 50 selected textiles.

TextileState/Region
Kunbi weavesGoa
Mashru Weaves and PatolaGujarat
Ilkal, Lambadi or BanjaraKarnataka
HimrooMaharashtra
Garad-KoiralWest Bengal
Toda embroidery and SungadiTamil Nadu
KhesPanipat
Chamba RumalsHimachal Pradesh
Thigma or wool tie and dyeHimachal Pradesh
Thigma or wool tie and dyeLadakh
Awadh JamdaniVaranasi
Sikalnayakanpet KalamkariThanjavur
Bandha tie and dye weavingOdisha

Note – Try to remember the names. There are chances that questions can be asked in Prelims from list of Textiles as mentioned above.

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