Textile World



Textiles can be produced from a wide range of materials .However, these materials usually comes from four primarily sources. These sources are animal, plant, mineral and synthetic. All textiles were originally made from natural fibers which includes plant, animal and mineral sources. These were supplemented by artificial fibers from 20th century onwards.

Textile World refers to the predominant category of textiles from all over the world.

Chinese textile

China enjoys an excellent heritage in textile sector and occupies a prominent position in the global textile market. Chinese textiles are world famous and extraordinary for their fine quality and profound symbolic meanings. Textiles in china often form an integral aspect of its heritage and symbolically reflect its tradition and culture. Chinese textile comprise of a diverse variety of textile products

Indian textiles

India plays a pivotal role in manufacturing and export of textiles in the global textile market. Indian textiles are not only fine in quality but they also possess a great variety.

Each and every region of India contributes in creating a myriad of textile tradition.

The hilly region of the country produces a rich variety of woolen textiles. The pashmina and shahtoosh shawls of Kashmir, shawls and woolen garments of Himachal Pradesh and other north eastern states provides excellent examples of world famous woolen Indian textiles. The barren and semi barren regions like Rajasthan and Gujarat usually prefers embroidered bright colored textiles. The coastal areas of the south eastern regions prefer light colored fabrics and particularly cotton and silk textiles are very popular over here. The home furnishing utilitarian textile products like bed spreads and sheets, pillows and cushions, linens and mats, curtains and napkins, carpets and rugs and many such other items are produced by all parts of the country.

Japanese Textile

Japanese textiles present an extraordinary and extensive collection of textiles. The rich heritage of Japanese textiles gets reflected through its traditional textiles like the kimono which is the traditional Japanese garment for men, women and children or the haori which is typical formal Japanese overcoat or obi which is a hand woven Japanese belt or sash tied around the waist or the fukusa which is an elaborately decorated and beautiful piece of cloth used for wrapping a gift while presenting it formally.

African textiles The weavers, dyers and other textile artists of Africa together makes an active contribution in creating exquisite and amazing range of textiles. African textiles usually embody a great variety of styles. Adinkara, kente and bogolan are some of the some of the African textiles which are becoming increasingly popular while some others like Yoruba, ase-oke and adire are equally beautiful but less well known.

European textiles European countries particularly England, France and Italy occupy a significant position in textile sector. Edmund Cartwright, an English clergyman patented the first power loom in 1785and a French inventor; Joseph- Mario Jacquard introduced the mechanism of supporting the woven patterned textile creation in 1801.

Textile WorldThis term also refers to the name of the North America's leading textile publication which covers and analyzes detail information regarding all the aspects of textile industries from fiber to finished product.