Woven Khadi from India

Khadi is a hand spun and hand woven cloth from Inda with a rich and important national history. The wearing and manufacture of khadi became a national symbol of independence from the English colonial imposed economy. As the colonial era collapsed, taking up the spinning wheel was encouraged as a point of national, independent pride. Today, khadi is produced primarily in the northern and eastern interiors of the subcontinent, as well as in Bangledesh. This khadi is hand spun and hand woven in Islampur, West Bengal.

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