Sunday, March 25, 2012

Artifact 3: Cloths and Textiles


Textiles and Cloths

These textiles and cloths were used to weaved into clothes. Girls at a young age also learnt to create hand made and hand embellished textiles like table cloths, napkins, pillow cases, quilts. Some beautifully crafted textiles were often used occasionally and saved for special occasions. They lasted a long time and have been passed down through families as treasured heirlooms.

The textile industry evolved from being a domestic small-scale industry to a modern, supreme one. In the past, the indians used natural fibres such as cotton to weave these textiles and cloths. Now, most clothing are usually made of a mixture of various types of materials such as polyethylene (PE), nylon and different kinds of fibres and polyester.

The modern clothes were first made using new machines like spinning wheels and handlooms. Then, large-scale production textile mills were located in and around the rivers since they were powered by water wheels. After the steam engine was invented, the dependence on the rivers ceased to a great extent. In the later phases of the 20th century, shuttles that were used in the textile industry were developed and became faster and thus more efficient.

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