INDIAN TEXTILES TODAY
For the buyer today, the choice is immense. Indian fabrics- both prints and weaves- have undergone a revival in the last few decades. An array of block prints, silk and cotton woven textiles and gold brocade can now be easily bought, both as fabric by the metre or as a readymade garments, scarves, saris and home furnishings. There is an eclectic choice of fabrics. Even jute is now a fashion fabric. There is fine 'jamavar' and 'pashmina' shawls on offer too. Good places to look for include the government-run Khadi Gram Udyog outlets, and permanent craft venues like Dilli Haat. For the true enthusiasts, there is good news- textile tours are now gaining in popularity. On a typical tour, you will be able to see a fine Indian fabric created in front of your eyes by traditional weavers in their homes. You will have the opportunity to round off the trip with a pleasing purchase.