1. South Asia ‘India’
India is one of the country in South Asia. It is
the seventh largest country by area,
the second most populous country (with
over 1.2 billion people), and the most
populous democracy in the world.
3. Clothing in India varies depending on the different ethnicity,
geography, climate and cultural traditions of the people of
each region of India. Historically, male and female clothing
has evolved from simple Langotas, and loincloths to cover the
body to elaborate costumes not only used in daily wear but
also on festive occasions as well as rituals and dance
5. India’s handmade textiles are embedded in
every aspect of its identity. The history of these
fabrics date back at least 6000 years. Courtly
splendour was proclaimed by sumptuous
fabrics, while religious worship still finds
expression through sacred cloths.
7. Tapestry is a form of textile art,
traditionally woven on a vertical loom. Tapestry
is weft-faced weaving, in which all
the warp threads are hidden in the completed
work, unlike cloth weaving where both the warp
and the weft threads may be visible.
9. The crafts of India are diverse, rich in history and
religion. The craft of each state in India reflect the
influence of different empires. Throughout
centuries, crafts have been embedded as a culture
and tradition within rural communities.
11. consists of small decorative items worn for personal
adornment, such as brooches, rings, necklaces,
earrings, and bracelets. Accessories may be
attached to the body or the clothes, and the term is
restricted to durable ornaments, excluding flowers
13. body ornamentation are a cultural
universal (found in all human societies). They
can involve Tattoos, body painting, body
piercing and etc. Some Indians are loved to
write their secrets in some parts of their bodies.
17. The first known sculpture in
the Indian subcontinent is from the Indus
Valley civilization (3300–1700 BC), found in
sites at Mohenjo-Daro and Harappa in
modern-day Pakistan. These include the
famous small bronze female dancer.
20. Paisley or Paisley pattern is a term in English for a
design using the buta or boteh, a droplet-shaped
vegetable motif of Persian (i.e. Iranian) origin. Such
designs became very popular in the West in the
18th and 19th centuries, following imports of post-
Mughal versions of the design from India,
in the form of Kashmir shawls, and were then
22. In Iran, During Safavid era, art of weaving reached the
zenith of beauty and elegance, but since many
people and artists preferred to decorate their floors,
many colourful woven adorned the floors of Iranian
houses and walls left for most parts bare. However,
there were many woven curtains (needle-works,
brocades...) used primary to create privacy or
partition within the interior space of the house.
24. Persian art or Iranian art has one of the
richest art heritages in world history and
been strong in many media including
architecture, painting, weaving, pottery,
calligraphy, metalworking and sculpture.
28. The Statue of Parthian Noble Man, National
Museum of Iran 2401 is one of the main
surviving works of Parthian art. It is currently in
the National Museum of Iran and was found at
Shami (modern Khūzestān Province), where
there was an ancient sanctuary.