Q. 134.3( 24 Votes )

How do the names

Answer :

The names of different textiles tell us about their histories-

• Muslin- from India Arab merchants carried a fine cotton cloth to Mosul in present-day Iraq. It was seen by European traders. Hence, they began to refer to all fine woven textiles as Muslin.


• Calico-When the Portuguese first came to India in search of spices they landed in Calicut on the Kerala coast in south-west India. The cotton textiles which they took back to Europe came to be known as calico, which is derived from Calicut.


• Chintz-The chintz is also in a great demand it is derived from the Hindi word chhint, a cloth with small and colourful flowery designs.


• Bandanna- It refers to any brightly coloured and printed scarf for the neck or head. Originally, the term derived from the word ‘bandanna’ and referred to a variety of brightly coloured cloth produced through a method of tying and dying.


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