Since the moment of its discovery, textile has always been a part of human life. Clothes and carpets, tapestries and other decorative elements served as a decorative and practical elements at the same time.
Textile arts: the variety of forms, colors and styles
Fabric has always been an essential part of an art. Even most of the paintings are created on textile canvas. Textile art varies in forms and levels of difficulty. The simplest applications featuring colorful peaces of cloth each of us have made at school. The history of textile arts is long and spreads over all countries.
Chinese silk have always been one of the most expensive and elegant materials. It was used as a material for clothes and a painting medium for artists who created magnificent artworks with a help of ink and silk. Silk was a symbol of prosperity and high status, used also in home decoration.
Indian sari is one of the brightest examples of textile art practical use. This beautifully colored clothes had a strong symbolic meaning and were no doubt a masterpiece. Carpets, table cloth, curtains and other home textile were richly decorated and could tell a lot about home owner taste and level of income.
Before the industrial revolution, a pattern on piece of cloth was often applied manually, and it required great skills from a master and made a textile to cost a fortune. Weaving can also be considered as a textile art. Woven gobelins were the most popular home decorative elements in the past times. A picture on tapestries could show members of the noble families or simply beautiful still life images.
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