Vol. 3, Issue 4 (2018)
Development of motifs: Traditional to contemporary for Indian textile
Author(s): Soni Azmat, Dr. Abid Hadi
Abstract: Admittedly the creation of things for use is the basic motivating force in the practical operations of man. But amazingly his endeavours have never been merely utilitarian. An unconscious desire to beautify all that he has or does has led him to seek the elements of beauty and to integrate them with the purpose of his living. Since, the day man began to give shape to the materials provided by nature for meeting his rudimentary requirements, he has never been able to resist the inward urge to adorn and beautify his possessions and surroundings. All these efforts have led to the creation of motifs from different origins, organizing them in suitable layouts. This gave the uniqueness to the motifs used in traditional Indian textiles.