India is one of the world’s oldest civilizations, known for its rich cultural heritage and opulent textiles and crafts. The ancient Sanskrit literature, the writings of historians who travelled to India and numerous temples, caves and sculptures like the painted frescoes of Ajanta caves, depict the intricate weaves and rich traditions of the past. India has a very rich and diverse textile material culture having hundreds of handloom weaves and crafts spread across its states. We celebrate the diverse tapestry of Indian textiles, weaving together tradition and innovation, heritage and sustainability, inclusivity and circularity as we showcase the work of the skilled artisans who have successfully captured and preserved the timeless beauty of Indian fabrics and craftsmanship in their creations. Indian fabrics are more than a fine piece of cloth. It is an ode to timeless beauty and craftsmanship and it’s entrepreneurship spirit. By intertwining tradition, innovation, inclusivity and responsibility, we hope to inspire individuals to embrace the beauty of Indian textiles while consciously contributing to a circular and fair fashion ecosystem. The presentation showcases the rich and diverse Indian textiles, crafts and fashion, through the work of eminent designers and our skilled craftsperson’s and weavers. The Indian textile sector embraces modernity, technology and sustainability even while being rooted in its traditions.
Assam is known for its long history of silk weaving and its significance in the state’s cultural heritage. Muga silk, eri silk, and pat silk are the three indigenous varieties of silk found in Assam. Each of these silks has its own unique characteristics: muga silk is known for its natural golden colour and durability; eri silk for its warmth and comfort; and pat silk for its glossy texture. The weaving techniques and designs are associated with several ethnographic communities, each creating a diverse range of textile products like mekhela chador (traditional attire of Assamese women), saris, shawls, stoles, yardage, scarves, wraps, bedspreads, cushion covers, tablecloths, runners, etc.
The Assam Royal Global University, celebrated a momentous occasion on the 20th of September 2023, at 3:00 PM, with the grand inauguration of the Royal Boutique of the Fashion Design Department. The primary objective of the Royal Boutique is to provide students with a dynamic platform to gain practical knowledge alongside their academic studies. By actively participating in the boutique's operations, students will have the opportunity to uplift their creativity and productivity, translating theoretical concepts into real-world experiences. Through client handling, visual merchandising, and exposure to fashion business operations, students will develop a holistic skill set that prepares them for success in the ever-evolving world of fashion.