Thursday, May 12, 2011

Cotton. Silk. Handspun. India.

"Hand spinning is still being carried out in limited areas of India for KHADI, the hand spun and hand woven cloth encouraged by Ghandi as a protest at village level against the British mill-made fabric imported into India. Gandhi encouraged everyone to do a little spinning every day and even to burn their foreign clothing. Eventually the handspun hand woven fabric known as Khadi took over even at the professional level."
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as it was in the beginning
is now
and forever shall be
the beautiful art of the spin
happy stitches
beth

2 comments:

  1. interesting post and great pictures, thanks for sharing :)

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