Truly, a day to celebrate and spread the confetti of appreciation in the sky of talents. When the word handloom appears I always recall the amazing summer fair that still happens in my locality, all the beauty of handmade artifacts, clothes, food, and accessories contains nothing but grace.
And, I am pretty sure that you all might also have different stories to share when the word handloom appears I mean who doesn’t? the small shops and stalls give us nostalgia and remember the golden era of childhood.
What is the meaning of handloom?
Out of many types of loom here is another type of loom that is done with human intervention or requires a weaving process. Weavers usually have three different kinds of looms: pit looms, stand looms and frame looms.
Yarn is the main attraction also called thread is used for making the fabric, but the very first step that every weaver includes while making the fabric is dying the yarn.
Why is national handloom day celebrated?
A day that is special and close to every handloom artist’s heart is 7th August. Why do you ask? Is because the day 7th August 1905 acquired the drive of the Swadeshi Movement to boycott every foreign-made good at the Culcutta Town Hall to promote the local goods.
Finally, in 2015 Government made this day of 7th August the National Handloom day to hail the weavers and local artisans and encourage them to create more brilliancy.
Our culture holds so many of the handloom fabrics that I feel every one of us is proud of. And the most amazing part is that every state of ours holds a particular plus special fabric that is charming enough to scoop in a lot of praises.
Facts about Indian handloom
- Oldest cotton threads in India date to 4000 BC, this was preserved for more than 6000 years. Another historical fact our India holds.
- Indigo is one of the oldest dyes that is made with plants. Blue indigo is one of the major attractions in India because it is the home to Indigofera Tinctoria.
- 15% of cloth production comes from the handloom industry.