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Published by National Institute of Design in Paldi, Ahmedabad .
Written in English



  • India,
  • Vārānasi (Uttar Pradesh)


  • Silk industry -- India -- Vārānasi (Uttar Pradesh),
  • Silk weaving -- India -- Vārānasi (Uttar Pradesh)

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Edition Notes

Statementstudents, Meena Parikh & Roshan Michael ; guide, Aditi Ranjan.
ContributionsParikh, Meena., Ranjan, Aditi., National Institute of Design.
LC ClassificationsTS1655.I4 J35 1992
The Physical Object
Pagination38 p. :
Number of Pages38
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6885694M
LC Control Number00470474

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country. The weaving industry, which flourished during the Vedic period and touched its peak at the time of mogul period, explains how the act of weaving was a part and parcel of the life of the Banaras people. Whether it is the religious activity or earning of livelihood for the population, the weaving activity surpassed all other occupations. Silk weaving is a manufacturing industry in si is known throughout India for its production of very fine silk and Banarasi saris.. Weaving is typically done within the household, and most weavers in Varanasi are Momin Ansari Muslims. Many of Varanasi's Muslims belong to a weaver community that known by the name of Ansari, which means "helper" in Arabic. Copyright © Varanasi Weavers Online. | All Rights Reserved | Sitemap | Powered by Media Solutions. Ralph Fitch (–91) describes Banaras as a thriving sector of the cotton textile industry. The earliest mention of the brocade and Zari textiles of Banaras is found in the 19th century. With the migration of silk weavers from Gujarat during the famine of , it is likely that silk brocade weaving started in Banaras in the seventeenth century and developed in excellence during the 18th.

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