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India is a developing country with a majority of its masses living in rural areas. While agriculture is the main source of employment providing work to 70 percent of the rural population, handloom also provides a major source of employment to the rural people in India. The spinning wheel is a nation’s second lung.said Mahatma Gandhi, The Father of our Nation, who considered the spinning wheel as a symbol of revolution. So, handloom weaving is the most important silk industry and it is also a labour-intensive industry in India. In India, 72 percent are engaged in cotton weaving, about 16 percent in silk weaving and rest are related to silk cotton and linen
Bhagalpur is one of the biggest production centres of pure silk handlooms. The artisans are intolerant towards the entry of power looms and the introduction of any new techniques of productions. The reason for their continued opposition to modernisation is to preserve their rich tradition of weaving and to prevent the loss of their livelihood. Another reason is that most quality-conscious weavers are concerned about the stable fineness of their handloom fabrics.
In Bhagalpur, there are around 5,000 silk weavers, out of whorm ,1000 weavers work under the co-operative fold. These co-operative associations serve as a social asset in terms of giving employment, ensuring a fixed wage, and implementing Government schemes. But at present, these weavers face a number of problems related to their occupation. This detailed report analyses the history of bhagalpur and weaving, the life of weavers, and how the textile industry has diluted their rich culture.
Sarees are one of the world’s oldest surviving garments and were India’s first seamless garment for women and that has now become the symbol of Indian feminity. Today, wearing sarees might be a fashion statement, but our ancestors wore it as a humble drape a thousand years ago. The origin of a saree is traced back to the Indus valley civilisation in 2800-1800 BCE in North-West India. According to Wikipedia, the word saree is derived from the Sanskrit word
meaning wonderful cloth’.