Does it make you curious how the clothes and fabrics changed throughout the history?
There are so many different types of fabric and clothes that we see today and use them for making a lot of things that we use every day. But it was not the same since the beginning of human civilization.
In the early days when people lived in caves, they used to wear animal skins and leaves to cover parts of their bodies. They did not use them for any other purpose.
Later, when they started agriculture, they learned to weave mats and clothes using crass and twigs. Vines of plants, long hair of animals and fleece of animals like sheep were twisted to make fabrics that were used for various purposes.
As time passed, people started to use cotton grown near rivers to make clothes in India. At the same time, flax seeds were used in Egypt for extracting fibers and making fabric from that. Since people did not know stitching in those days, they used to envelop different parts of the body using the fabrics.
After the invention of stitching, people started making different types of clothes. The variety of clothes that were made was too much. This is why we see so many types of clothes such as skirts, shirt, coat, shorts etc. However, un-stitched fabric is still being used as clothes for wearing in the form of saree, turban, dupatta, lungi, etc.
Different regions have also made specific color or make of clothes as their regional religious and traditional clothing. For example, people in Kerala wear white clothes with thick golden border in all auspicious. Similarly, turbans are universally seen as an extension of Sikh community. Could you name some more examples of where a particular clothing material or specific group of people?
So, you saw how the clothes changed through the ages and how we make the clothes and fabric of today. It was very interesting, isn’t it? You also learned some new concepts from the chapter “Fiber to Fabric” from class 6 NCERT science textbook. At SeekoG, you can also learn many more concepts from all over the textbook and memorize them in no time using the unique mind maps available for learning.