JAMDANI and BROCADE weaving at Banaras
Textiles form the backbone of Indian fashion industry. India’s fashion industry heavily relies on textiles that make up for the nation’s unique, exquisite and intricate clothing. I traveled with fellow students from fashion design department, NIFT New Delhi, across the historic town of Banaras to study the various textile crafts that’s been practiced in the town.
Banaras is a major textile hub that caters the needs of both the local and international markets. One simply cannot miss the Jamdani and brocades of Banaras. It’s been just four days since India had celebrated the 64th independence day and I am proud to pen this article about an exquisite craft which is unfortunately crying for immediate attention and uplift.