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Indian Wool Industry

India’s name has always been synonymous with its Cotton Textile Industry.  But few know about the deep roots of a thriving Woolen Industry way back from the era of  Indian Royalty and Mugal Emperors who have been patrons of Exquisite work of arts ,from finely embroidered, breathtaking jamavar shawls, to pure wool product, garments and carpets.

Traditionally, home run handlooms and skilled artisans have Formed the basic back bone of Textiles Industry in India. Manufacture of fine woolen textile products in India has been forte of artisan skills of handloom weaver’s right from Kashmir in the  North to various manufacturing centers in Rajasthan, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh for centuries. Various kinds of  animal hair obtained from hilly terrain were processed and used to 
make fine products like shawls, carpets, rugs etc.

During the British regime in second half of the 17th century, large amounts of cotton goods were exported regularly from India. Soon   the    modern    structure of    mechanized Manufacturing of Cotton Textile Industry was followed by the Woolen  Textile Industry  consecutively.

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