Ancient Tradition: Fabrics by Airfreight from Delhi


Indian textiles are generally produced from one of three materials. Cheaper and more accessible textiles were historically made of cotton, which grows in central and northeastern India. Wool is used in many textiles as well, traditionally spun from the fleece of mountain goats. The finest of this fleece is woven into a soft fabric called pashmina, known around the world as cashmere. Finally, many Indian textiles, famously including scarves, are made of silk. While India has imported Chinese silk at various times in history, the nation does have a native population of silk moths which produce a slightly different type of silk.

Bright, vibrant, and defined colors have been one of the defining traits of Indian textiles since roughly the 2nd millennium BCE. While India naturally produces a variety of dyes, including indigo, most notable may be the madder dye, which is created from the root of a climbing plant called chay that is grown in soil enriched with calcium by crushed seashells. It produces a vibrant, almost glowing red color common in many Indian textiles. These dyes, as well as Indian silks, cotton, and wool, have been sold into global markets as raw ingredients for other textile producers for millennia as well.

In the beginning of May Delivery World arranged airfreight delivery of Indian textiles. Unique fabrics comprising thousands of years expertise, tradition and outstanding quality safely reached destination regardless tight time-lines requested by the customer. Delivery World is always at your service when there is no time to wait.

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