Textiles have a long tradition in the world. Indian tribal textiles are one of the oldest in the world, dating back to the Indus Valley civilization. One of the early parts of the Veda, the Rigveda, mentions textiles and weaving. There were a great variety of different textiles in Indian epics like Mahabharata and Ramayana, which indicates the importance that they have in Indian culture. These epic stories talk about the clothing that was worn by the common people and the aristocrats as well. Exporting Indian tribal textiles was a very common topic in Indian writings, too. The Vijayanaga Empire of 1504 A.D. considered textiles to be a very important part of their lives. The weather, social habits, geography and more defines the look of Indian tribal textiles through their design and great beauty.
Trading textiles as very common between India and other countries in the ancient world. The Romans enjoyed the silk that was woven by the Indians during the Christian era. Egyptians enjoyed the many different cottons textiles, even as early as the 5th century A.D. Small remnants of the textiles were found in Egyptian tombs. Indonesia was a frequent customer for the silk textiles from south India in the 13th century. Other customers for Indian textiles include Muslims from Bengal and the British East India Company who traded silk and cotton textiles. You can still see the same attention to detail and high quality that was found during these periods in the designs, techniques, and patterns of the textile weavers. India has traded to countries across the world and this has helped to build the rich tradition that they have now.
Indian tribal textiles have been traded and exported to countries all around the world. There is quite a large variety of different textiles that are offered to countries, including kitchen and table linens, wall hangings, sheets and bed linens, curtains, handbags, designer shoes, and more. There are many different techniques that the different weavers use that have created these many textiles including hand block printing, Chanderi, Bandhani, Tie-Dye, Batik, and more that help to give the pieces additional visual interest and appeal that causes them to be popular with people all over the world. The old and rich traditions of Indian tribal textiles have helped to add to their modern expansion and style. The great style and design of Indian tribal textiles have remained strong for thousands of years. Their future will remain strong and beautiful.