#embroidery has been part of our conitued Indian civilization, may i add, since Harappa Mohenjedaro on banks of river Sindhu. सिंधुनदी घाटी की सभ्यता.
below is array of items excavated from sites of this old Indian civilization.
so many types of beads were found, many were polished, to provide lustre, shining etc. Moreover there was technic to drill in such fine holes so that beads can be tied into a necklace?
Then there are few stutue or human figurine depicting many kinds of fabric, ornaments, jewellery. DOes this not indicate prevalance of fabric or textile making knowledge?
Patterns on this figurine named as priest? since having some kind of decorative piece of garment and the attitude of holding head high? i really dont know why it was namde as priest? But my point is that textile making technology existed in Sindhu Valley and civilization of that time. Harappa, RakhiGarhi, Lothal etc.
such dice like formation were found, for what purpose they were supposed to be built? either present day game of dice, Ludo, or guess? if any? but beads and many measurement seals were found in far off places even in Mesopotamia? civilization?
another amazing figurien was this. Is it not amazing fugure of 3 to 4 thousands year back? the fan like headgear or wear is pint of my attraction as I am taling about textile & weaving etc? From this figure, can we not infer the prevalance of rich technic of textile weaving designing?
One of the most famous and earliest Bath was found here. Now if such sophisticated type of structure made with Brick? existed there? then can one say people there did not know about fashion? of dress making ideas? mind it as historian called it as public Bath?
This civilization was the earliest known human settlement having with elaborate drainage, water system anywhere in world?
Only problem is we are not able to decipher Indus Civilization Script?
Then in India we have got this. The oldest example of Painting in India found in #AJanta Caves? dated to be from 2nd century BCE to about 480 CE in Aurgangabad district Maharashtra. Few dynasties are credited to have built these caves? Satavahana dynasty
It is said that these caves found mention in Ain-i-Akbari by Abu al-Fazl, as twenty four rock-cut cave temples. I have not read it.
Looking at these paintings of Ajanta Caves can anyone say embroidery, textile weaving, dress designing was not prevalent since 2nd Century India?
This painting on left depicts the hairstyle very peculiar, and was found in recent past of Kerala.
See below a painting depicting a Mohininatyam Dancer. This dance form is prevalent in Kerala.
Compare the hair style of that Ajanta Painting and here pictures below