Calico Museum

By Toplocal on Oct 31, 2014


Calico museum of textiles in Ahmedabad is one of the finest museums of the world. Founded by Ms. Gira Sarabhai, the museum exhibits an enormous collection of fabrics, which are collected from all over the country. Situated near Shahibaugh Palace, the museum is bordered by lush green gardens and fountains that provide an enchanting view. Read further to know more about Calico museum of textiles at Ahmedabad in Gujarat…

Established in the year 1949 AD, the museum has a large variety of woven fabrics. A wide array of clothing is available, ranging from religious clothes to the ones that are worn in the royal courtrooms. Differing in quality and price range, there is something for every visitor. Popular works include sequins, mirrors, beads, silk threads etc. The unique feature of this museum is that, here you can even find the fabrics that can be traced back to the times of seventeenth century. 

However, the name in itself is suggestive of the fact that the museum houses textiles, but in reality, it also contains furniture and various kinds of crafts gathered from different parts of the country. Images made from sandstone, marble and bronze that can be found here are always in demand. The museum has two separate sections for textiles, one is meant for the religious clothing and the other section consists of the historic textiles. The Calico museum of textiles is definitely worth a visit. The specimens of historical textile of 17th and 18th century are exhibited in nine different halls. These specimens include wall panel, bed sheets, curtains, shirts with golden embroidery, royal pendals, carpets, tents, havem Pardah, belts,Patolas of Patan, window curtain of Dhaka, Kashmiri blankets and shawls, Bandhanis of Gujarat etc. In the religious gallery, specimens of Pushtimarg   and Jainism are exhibited. This is the only first rated textile museum in the world.

According to a suggestion by Dr. Anandkumar Swami, Calico Mills started collecting the specimens of hand-woven as well as machine made clothes. Thus, "Calico Museum of Textiles" came into existence in 1949 in the compound of Calico Mills. It was inaugurated by Shri Jawaharlal Nehru. With the passage of time, this museum was shifted to a spacious 'Retreat House' at Shahibaug. The museum was re-arranged in 1983, as per the advice of the experts of Victoria and Albert Museum, London and Aburg Foundation, Switzerland.

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