[Quiz] How many of these Indian handloom weaves can you identify?

Every Indian state is home to a distinct tradition of handwoven textiles, unique patterns and motifs. Take a journey across the country and see how many you can identify correctly.

Evidence of India’s cultural diversity can be found, among other things, in its rich handloom traditions. Every Indian state boasts of distinct weaves, patterns, and motifs that are unique to the region and influenced by its particular historical and socio-economic experiences.

Take the quiz below and go on a journey through the textile traditions of India.



The quiz is brought to you with inputs from The Ants Store, Bangalore. Visit the Ants Store this festive season for the launch of a limited edition of handcrafted sarees from Assam, Gujarat, Karnataka, and Kashmir. The exhibition and sale are on from October 9 – October 11, 2015. 


The Sustainable Fashion Hub is a series that examines shifts in the the global fashion industry to more sustainable and ethical practices and processes, with a special focus on India. It explores what goes into creating a just and sustainable fashion value chain – from the creation of garments and lifestyle accessories to making them available to consumers. All content on the hub is produced with 100% editorial independence by The Alternative. 

The Hub is supported by logo, India’s first certified organic fashion designer brand in India. With products that are directly sourced from organic cotton farmers at fair trade terms. Bhu:Sattva® uses natural colours, vegetable and herb dyes and goes further to work on reviving various forms of traditional weaving and handloom. Information on its products and processes can be found at http://www.bhusattva.com




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