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Published: 26 August 2017

By Andy Ross

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Mapping textile techniques

Pakistan and India have a rich and varied tradition of creating textiles, beautifully illustrated in  two maps. 

The maps show embroidery and other methods used in the two countries to make distinctive fabrics, including tweed from Panchachuli which uses wool from the region as well as from Australia, and equipment from Scotland to make woollen fabrics, blankets and scarves. Nettles are also made into stoles and scarves. 

Here is a comprehensive website with lots of information and pictures about the various techniques shown in the maps. 

Thank you to the contributor who sent this link in. Isn't it amazing what is out there online?