Time: 2.5 Hours ; Marks: 50 Marks

Unit–1: Embroidered Textiles

  • Introduction to traditional embroidered textiles from different regions of India.
  • Categorization of embroidery styles on the basis of region:
    • (a) North India:
      • (i) Kashida from Kashmir.
      • (ii) Phulkari from Punjab.
      • (iii) ChambaRumal from Himachal Pradesh.
    • (b) Western India:
      • (i) Embroidery from Gujarat.
      • (ii) Parsi embroidery.
    • (c) Central India:
      • (i) Chikankari from Uttar Pradesh.
      • (ii) Patti kaKaam from Uttar Pradesh.
      • (iii) Zardozi from Uttar Pradesh.
    • (d) Southern India:
      • (i) Kasuti from Karnataka.
      • (ii) Lambadi embroidery from Andhra Pradesh.
    • (e) Eastern India:
      • (i) Kantha from West Bengal.
      • (ii) Sujani from Bihar, Pipli appliqué from Orissa.
  • Study of the above mentioned regional embroideries with reference to origin, technique, raw material, colours, motifs and layout.
  • Overview of the historic embroidered textiles and the contemporary scenario.

Unit–2: Resist Dyed Textiles

  • Introduction to traditional resist-dyed textiles from different regions of India.
  • Categorisation of ikat styles on the basis of region:
    • (a) Patola from Gujarat.
    • (b) Bandhas from Odisha.
    • (c) Pochampalli &TeliaRumal from Andhra Pradesh.
  • Categorisation of tie-dyed textiles on the basis of region:
    • (a) Bandhani from Gujarat.
    • (b) Bandhej & Leheriya from Rajasthan.
  • Study of the above mentioned resist-dyed textiles with reference to origin, technique, raw material, colours, patterns and layout.
  • Overview of the historic resist-dyed textiles and the contemporary scenario.

Unit–3: Printed Textiles

  • Introduction to traditional block printed textiles from different regions of India.
  • Categorization of block printing styles on the basis of region:
    • (a) Bagru prints from Rajasthan.
    • (b) Sanganer prints from Rajasthan.
    • (c) Kalamkari from Andhra Pradesh.
  • Study of the above mentioned block printed textiles with reference to origin, technique, raw material, colours, motifs and layout.
  • Overview of the historic block printed textiles and the contemporary scenario.

Unit–4: Hand-Woven Textiles

  • Introduction to traditional hand-woven textiles from different regions of India.
  • Categorisation of weaving styles on the basis of end product:
    • (a) Saris.
      • (i) Benaras Brocades.
      • (ii) Bauchari, Jamdani.
      • (iii) Paithani.
      • (iv) Kanjeevaram.
      • (v) Chanderi, Maheshwari.
    • (b) Shawls.
      • (i) Kashmir shawl.
      • (ii) Kullu & Kinnaur.
      • (iii) Wraps of North-east.
    • (c) Floor coverings.
      • (i) Carpets.
      • (ii) Durries.
  • Study of the above mentioned hand-woven textiles with reference to origin, technique, raw material, colours, patterns, layout and end product.
  • Overview of the historic hand-woven textiles and the contemporary scenario.