India has a rich heritage of weaving. The origin of Indian textiles can be traced to the Indus valley civilization where the people used cotton for weaving their garments. Information about Indian textiles can be garnered from the various stories, epics, and even sculptures existing today. Manufacturing of cotton and silk has always been the main industry in India. With the changing trends, textile weaving in India has evolved too. The demand for the sari might have gone down, but there has been an increase in the weaving of scarves and shawls.
No longer is a scarf used just as an add-on. From a staple fashion piece in the 50s and 60s, to one of the simplest, classiest and trendiest choice of accessories, scarves have now evolved as an accessory. From using scarves for hair protection, scarves are now being used to make a fashion statement. You now have scarves in all colors and patterns to suit your taste…sheer, thick , florals, checks, long, short- there’s plenty to choose from.
Each and every region of India contributes in creating textile tradition. The hilly region of North India produces a rich variety of woolen textiles. The barren and semi barren regions like Rajasthan and Gujarat usually prefers embroidered bright colored textiles whereas the coastal areas prefer light colored fabrics -cotton and silk textiles are very popular over there.
Come browse through the collection of scarves at our store Sanskriti Lifestyle in Pune, and choose from a wide range of hand woven,traditional and trendy designs!
Hi! I'm one of the founding members of Sanskriti Lifestyle, and have absolutely loved our journey from small, tucked-away little gift store to our new avatar of sprawling bungalows dotting our beautiful gardens. Our philosophy is to put a smile on our customers' face, as they stroll through the colonial bungalows and embark on a discovery of our (very!) diverse home decor and furniture. We want to help our customers create their unique living space, either through our beautiful products, or through our style tips and ideas. Follow this blog. Team Sanskriti hopes you will enjoy it!