Crafts of India

The crafts of India are diverse, rich in history and religion. The craft of each state in India reflect the influence of different empires. Throughout centuries, crafts have been embedded as a culture and tradition within rural communities.

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Craft in costume

Textiel Factorij exhibits at Zuiderzeemuseum Craft in Costume from 15th of December 2017 untill 6th...
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Persbericht: Ambacht in dracht in het Zuiderzeemuseum

Textiel Factorij exposeert in samenwerking met het Zuiderzeemuseum Ambacht in Dracht vanaf 15 december 2017 tot en...
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TF hub at Lloyd Hotel & Cultural Embassy

Textiel Factorij and Lloyd Hotel & Cultural Embassy have set up a long term collaboration…
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Textiel Factorij retraces the textile trade between India and the Netherlands and it’s influence on the Dutch textile colour, design, motives and patterns in the 17th and 18th century. During the 17th century there was a lively trade route between India and the Netherlands. Especially Gujarat and the Coromandel coast were important areas, where the Dutch East India Company (VOC) had set up trading posts and factories for the trade of cotton, indigo and silk.