Textiles Tour in India

India is a country where we find the unity in diversity, and because of the diversity, India have of various cultures, traditions and heart-warming creations by craft persons. India have their own specialties in the different regions and cultures. Here artisans have extraordinary inherited and ancestral skills to perfection. Today, the Indian markets are flooded with multiple options for shopping which can make even the unwilling person a prospective client. Todays india markets have a floody crowded over every where and the tuorists like india's creations and crafting. India have a way in some different handicrafts, paintings or antiques, traditional or modern Indian clothes, silverware, carpets, leatherworks.

Textiles Sector In India :

One of the India's main industries is textiles. Extreme softness, vivid colors and translucent texture characterize the most famous silk weaving of India. Brocade Silk from Varanasi is the most famous. Rajasthan cotton with its distinctive tie and dye design is brilliant and colorful, while Chennai cotton is quite attractive. Kashmir produces some of the beautiful woolens, particularly shawls.

Brocade Textiles :

Varanasi, a famous center for silk weaving is popular for its brocade or kinkab (weaving in gold & silver), with a wide variety of its various techniques and styles. The brocades are distinguished by poetic names like chand tara (moon & star), dhupchaon (sunshine & shade), mazchar (ripples of silver), morgala (peacock's neck), bulbul chasm (nightingale's eyes). Varanasi is also famous for tanchoi saree, which resembles a fine miniature. Ideal destinations to shop: Varanasi for Tanchoi sarees, Jamdani is the speciality of Tanda in Faizabad, Silk sarees of Mysore, Kanchipuram, Murshidabad and Kashmir, Cotton sarees of Bengal and Madhya Pradesh, and Patola sarees of Gujarat and Orissa.

Embroidery :

It is an expression of emotions, rendered with patient labor, which includes grace and elegance into articles of everyday use. The chikan work of Lucknow, patterned on lace is delicate and subtle. The stitch by its sheer excellence provides ornamentation to the material. The charm lies in the minuteness of the floral motifs, stitches used are satin stitch, button- hole stitch, and dar stitch knot stitch netting and applique work, which bring a charming shadowy effect on lace. Embroidery done in metal wires with zari is also very popular. The heavier and more elaborate form Zardozi. Kamdani is a lighter needlework done on lighter material producing a glitter effect.

Ideal destinations to shop :

Kashmir, Uttar Pradesh, Chikan embroidery of Lucknow and other north Indian tourist's towns.

Hand Block Printing :

In this technique, fabric is decorated by printing designs on it. Hand block printing in India was the chief occupation of the chippas a community of printers. They use metal or wooden blocks to print designs on the fabrics by hand.

Ideal destinations to shop :

Uttar Pradesh, Kutch, Kathiawar, Rajasthan and Gujarat, well known for bandini designs.

Ethnic Dresses :

India a land of various communities has a wide variety of ethnic dresses from various parts of the country. Kashmiri Shikara, Rajasthani ghagra choli are famous among them. They are freely available in local markets.

Jwellery Tour In India :

Jewellery is traditionally heavy and elaborate. Indian silverwork is world famous. Gems include diamonds, lapis lazuli, Indian star rubies, star sapphires, moonstones and aquamarines. As we mention about jewellery, the first name comes to our mind is Jaipur. The narrow streets of Johari Bazar of this beautiful city are world famous for their silver, precious and semi-precious stone jewellery. In addition, the pearl city of Hyderabad offers a large variety of alluring designs of small, medium and large pearl studded ornaments and the dazzling diamond jewellery of Mumbai.

Precious Stones :

India is the home of the nameless precious and semi precious stones like mother of pearl, diamonds, emeralds, rubies, sapphires, lapis lazuli, aquamarines, amethysts and others. The process of transforming a rough stone into a shapely object needs great skill in which Indian artisans are adapted to the core.

Ideal destination to shop :

Kashmir, Rajasthan and Mumbai

Costume Jewellery:

India is one of the most important countries for the manufacture and export of costume jewellery. It has the largest production base for glass beads.

Ideal destination to shop :

Varanasi, Purdilpur and Mathura for glass bead, stringing glass and wooden beads necklaces, Mathura for wooden beads in necklaces together with rudraksha and tulsi, Ferozabad is rich in lightweight beads, German Jewellery is made in Agra, Meerut for metal jewellery, silver ornaments are produced in Rajasthan and Haryana, Rohtak for peasant jewellery and head ornaments in Maharashtra.

Tribal Jewellery:

This tribal jewellery is famous within the country as well as abroad. The adornment fashioned from flowers, leaves, stones of creepers and fruits are unbelievably charming, shells, seeds and berries rudraksha being, and the most celebrated. Shell bracelets of W. Bengal, specially filigreed gold bracelets will capture your heart. Ideal destinations to shop: Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra Kerala, Assam, Madhya Pradesh, and West Bengal.