Shefali Vaidya's lifelong exploration of Indian textiles, revealing diverse cultural aesthetics.
What made Shefali Vaidya get interested in Indian Textile? Why does she like sarees so much?
Weaving is the original make in india craft. Did you know, India was the first country to colour cloth? Indigo gets its name from India.
Did you know there are almost 80 different ways of wearing a saree? And where does the saree word come from?
Every state has its own different type of weave which is drawn from the cultural influences and nature around the weaving cluster.
All the types of sarees have their own set of esthetics. This esthetics involved the history and geography of the place.
In the North eastern states of India, weaving is the part and parcel of their life. The north eastern weaves are very colourful and it's a big part of their tribal culture.
What is the real difference between the handloom and powerloom? And why is the younger generation not getting into handloom weaving?
India is the only country, which has four types of silks. Every part of India has fibres, which are more suited to its climates.
No other country than India has such an unbroken Tradition of weaving. Despite the islamic invasion, Indian weaving tradition continues to hold true to the original aesthetics.
In the context of Socio-Cultural Aspects of Indian Clothing, weaving is more than just a profession for many people in India; it's a form of meditation.
Our gods are very choosy. They all have their own colours. All the colours have deep cultural meaning to it.
Indian women should embrace the saree once again. It is a part of our tradition; it was our past, it is our present; let's make it our future as well.