Paper Code: 
FSD 322
Contact Hours: 
Max. Marks: 
  • To study the textile traditions of the world.
  • To study the important textile arts in their historical perspective.
  • To appraise the role of Indian textiles vis-à-vis developments in the world textiles.
  • To create awareness and foster appreciation of textile masterpiece of the world.
Unit I: 
Beginning of the textile industry in ancient civilizations
  • Mesopotamia
  • Egypt
  • Persia
  • Greece
  • Rome
  • China
  • India
Unit II: 
Study of masterpieces of world textiles Part I: Structural Designs (With respect to history, construction techniques, styles colors, motifs and centres of production)
  • Brocades(China, India, Persia, Byzantium, Spain, Italy and France)
  • Tapestries(Greece, Coptic, Europe and Peru)
  • Carpets and floor coverings (Middle and Far East)
  • Shawls (India, England and France)
  • Laces (Europe)
  • Linen damasks (Ireland and Belgium)
Unit III: 
Study of masterpieces of world textiles Part I: Applies Designs (With respect to history, construction techniques, style colors, motifs and center of production)
  • Resist dyed fabrics (India, Indonesia and Japan)
  • Printed Textiles (India, France and England)
  • Embroidery (China, Persia and England)
Unit IV: 
Basic of Conservation
  • Principles
  • Types-Preventing and Curative
  • Factors deteriorating textiles- Light, temperature, humidity, pest and pollution and micro organism
  • Restoration
Unit V: 
Collection Maintenance
  • Work space and Equipment, housekeeping, Checking and Monitoring, material and supplies, handling, packing, unpacking, moving, rolling, labelling and cleaning

    Storage and display

  • General requirement for storage
  • Types- Flat, rolled, Framed and Mounted for Textiles
  • Garments-Boxes, hanged
  • General requirements for display
  • Showcases and galleries
  • Frames
  • Mannequins
  • Hangers and other supports
  • Accessories
Essential Readings: 
  1. Ginsburg, Illustrated History of Textiles, Studio Editions Ltd. London 1995
  2. Lennard Frances, Ewer, Patricia, Textile Conservator’s Manual on advance practices Alsevie, N.D, 2011
  3. Harris, Jennifer (ED),(1993) Textiles-5000 Years of Textiles, London, British Museum Press
  4. Gillow John and Sentence Bryan (1993) World Textiles, A Bulfinch Press Book, London
  5. Shenai V.A. History of Textile Design, Sevak Publication, Mumbai, 1992
  1. Kadolph S., Quality Assurance of Textile & Apparel, Fairchild Publications, New York, 1998
  2. Ames, The Kashmiri Shawls, Wood Bridge, Suffolk Antique Collector’s Club Ltd.
  3. Harvey J.B. Traditional Textile of Central Asia, Thames & Hudson Ltd. London, 1997
  4. Coss, Making Rugs, Diamond Books, London


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