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Best places to learn different weaving and handlooms in the world

Colored woolen threads on an old loom

The weaving and handloom course is a basic study about the analysis of cloth, fibers, weaving theory, and basic calculations along with fabric structure, and a lot more. One can learn handloom as well as weaving and start either their start-up or can even join any company. Here is a list of some of the best places in the world where you can find the course and learn handloom and weaving.

  1. Myanmar
    In Myanmar weaving on handlooms on any colorful cotton fabric is one of the oldest livelihood options. Myanmar has a traditional handloom industry that sells products like a blanket, bed sheets, table cloths, and napkins and is widely famous for the same. The traditional blankets made here are very suitable for all the weather types also these blankets do not emit any chemical reactions neither in summer nor in monsoon nor winters. There is a lot of weaving as well as vocational schools across the country some of which fall under small-scale industries departments.

  2. Indonesia
    Over the centuries in Indonesia, arts and crafts have been a very important and integral part of not just local but cultural life too. Out of all the textiles that are produced in Indonesia Batik is the most ubiquitous. If you pay a visit to any of the batik’s factories in the backstreets of Yogya or solo and also you will see artisans that use the nibbed stylus which is to apply the resist which is made traditionally of beeswax. The cloth there may be dyed and then re-dyed lot many times so that it achieves the stunning multi-hued layering effect.

  3. Japan
    Japan is known for its ultra-modern and high-tech innovations, traditional dress, and textile techniques that are celebrated and also provide a great contrast to modern life. Textiles in general have been playing a very important role in Japan for years. The weavers and also the dyers there use silk, hemp, ramie, cotton, and many other fabrics along with that some weavers use decorative treatments so that they produce textiles that are not only distinctive in design but also exceptionally aesthetic. Japan has incorporated various techniques into their culture which includes Sashiko a famous form of hand-stitching used as embroidery of all the types of fabrics.

  4. Romania
    In Romania, textile weaving is one of the most common crafts for centuries. It has been passed from one generation to another with innovative ideas and patterns. Though Romania is underrated in the textile industry its textile weaving is the most popular one amongst the old and young. There all the villages have their clothing style which well defines their weavers. The traditional dresses are a chemise for women with a yoke, a square collar, and also puffy sleeves that are gathered at the wrist and the shoulders. Maramures in general are Romania’s most traditional region showcasing the true textile heritage.

  5. India
    In India alone handloom is livelihood to around 4.3 million people majorly in the rural areas and is the second-largest employment provider in the rural areas. About 15% of the cloth production in India is contributed from the handloom sector alone. Coming down to professional learning the famous Salem handloom industry is one of the oldest and most ancient cottage industries as well as it produces the best quality silk, dhoti, and angavasthram which comes out of silk yarn and cotton yarn.

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