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|Title: || Sericulture and traditional craft of silk weaving in Assam|
|Authors: ||Chakravorty, R|
|Keywords: ||Traditional knowledge|
|Issue Date: ||Apr-2010|
|Series/Report no.: ||Int. Cl.7: D01, D01H13/30, D06C, D06F, D06P|
Sericulture is one of the oldest professions
the humane developed and practiced. Weaving as a craft also developed
independently in ancient China,
India, and Thailand as well as in the Middle East, Europe,
Africa and in South America. The process of
working out new techniques continued for millennia and continues even today.
With the change from subsistence farming to the present commercial system and
incorporation of mechanical technology have brought in drastic changes in both
sericulture and weaving industry. Consequently, people realize the present day
techniques adopted for commercial system may be unsustainable in the long run.
Currently, scientists are relearning the traditional or indigenous know how and
exploring possibilities of using the old practices wherever possible. Further
in case of tribal weaving in Northeast India,
each region has unique aptitude for the craft of weaving and each tribe has its
own traditional style and design. Therefore, introduction of indigenous know
how (traditional craft, style, design, etc.) in the field of sericulture and
weaving blended with modern techniques can produce low cost quality product
with quantity production to sustain present day competition market.
|ISSN: ||0975-1068 (Online); 0972-5938 (Print)|
|Appears in Collections:||IJTK Vol.09(2) [April 2010]|
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