Dictionary Of Silk In India
Silk weaving in India explored by Nesa Arumugam
Silk weaving in India explored by Nesa Arumugam by Nesa Arumugam. In India, silk is considered to be auspicious. The Indian bride wraps herself in a silk saree. And where adversity does not allow this, brides have been known to wear a small token piece of silk on the wedding attire. The dead are cremated, where possible, in garments of silk. Silk is considered to be pleasing to the gods. “Silk is the holy cloth. It is what you wear if you want to touch God,” says Chhotalal Salvi, grandmaster of the Patola weaving family, the Salvis, of Gujarat. Silk is pleasing to the gods and confers beauty and comfort to human beings.
A Dictionary of Silk in India is for anyone who would like to know something of silk and silk weaving in India. While written in layman’s terms and style, the student of textile, too, may find something of value here.