The finest textile museum in the world is (a) Indian museum (b) Calico museum of textile (c) National museum (d) None of the above
Hint:This museum has played an important role in determining the curriculum taught in the textile designing courses at the prestigious National Institute of Design also located in Ahmedabad.
Complete answer:Museums are store houses of information from the past. As the name suggests textile museums play an important role in determining the textile and fashion trends of the past years.
The Calico Museum of Textiles is located in the city of Ahmedabad in the state of Gujarat and is considered to be one of the most prominent textile museums all over the world. It was founded by famed industrialist Gautam Sarabhai and his sister Gira Sarabhai. It displays textiles and clothing that were produced in various parts of India around 300 years ago which gives an insight into the lifestyle of the Indian population during those ages by the medium of these textiles rulers of the 15th to 19th centuries.
The textiles on display in the Calico museum of textile also include court textiles used by the Mughal and provincial princes. There were no machines at that time, and therefore the only mechanism in use was the utilization of wooden blocks for the printing of cloth and threads.
So, the correct answer is ‘Calico museum of textile’.
Note: The textile museums do not just provide information on the clothes and fashion items that were used in ancient times, but also portray the lifestyle of people in earlier times. Bullocks and carriages were used for transportation, and carriages were decorated with handcrafted pieces of cloth.
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