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Top 10 textiles in India

India is known not only for it's colourful heritage but also it's beautiful textiles that have stood the test of time. Here's a list of the top 10 types of textiles that are available in India.

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Assam silk

Assam silk

Muga silk or Assam silk is a kind of silk produced in Assam . This material is highly durable and strong. The patterns traditionally used on Muga silk fabric are inspired by nature and the architecture in the area.

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Khadi

Khadi

Khadi, is a cloth that is hand spun and hand woven in India. It can be made out of cotton,wool, silk or all these materials together. Popularized by Mahatma Gandhi, the production of khadi takes place in indian villages.

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Bandhni

Bandhni

Bandhni is a generations old process of tie-dyeing in Gujrat and Rajasthan. This process is done on cotton, silk or satin using bright, natural colours.

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Banarasi sarees

Banarasi sarees

Banaresi saris are made using silk in different colours with golden threads. Traditionally, designs such as village scenes, flowers, clouds as well as designs from mosques and temples are used in these sarees.

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Ikat

Ikat

Ikat is a resist dyeing process done on satin cloth in South India to create beautiful patterns.

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Kota Doria

Kota Doria

Kota Doria is a type of sari produced in Rajasthan using cotton, silk or a mixture of both. The yarn used in these sarees is stiffened using starch to create stiffness in the sarees.

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Kashmiri Pashmina

Kashmiri Pashmina

Pashmi shawls from kashmir are famous all over the world. This shawl is prepared from the wool of a wild mountain goat ‘Capra hircus’, which is popularly known as ‘Pashm’.

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Manipuri cotton

Manipuri cotton

Manipuri cotton is a fabric produced in Manipur using natural colours. The motifs that are traditionally used in these fabrics are inspired by nature.

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Paithani

Paithani

Paithani is a type of a sari from Maharashtra that is a hand woven silk. It is considered as one of the richest saris in India.

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Patola

Patola

Patola saris from Gujrat is well known for it's colourful geometrical patterns that is identical on both sides of the fabric.