Ever science India has been explored by travellers from lands a far, before all the invasion happened, they were startled by the advanced societies, with men and women almost dressed alike, and morality prevailed in all of them, none of them will be treated as lesser or higher. Their style of dressing, glorified by the versatile fabric called the Muslin Cotton.
Did you hear of a saree that can be put into a matchbox? Or a cloth thinner than air? This was it! The Muslin cotton was considered a divine fabric woven by pure intent and diligent focus that a craftsman has to work on a thousand to three thousand threads at a time! Weavers hailed from various parts of this land worked so hard to produce such wondrous fabrics!
These fabrics were now widely seen on the sculptures on Temple Walls, that the statues seems to be wearing nothing but they do wear a thin line of cloth. It is said that the great sages brought this art of handloom work that was abruptly stopped due to invaders. That when the colonials saw this fabric they forced the workers to produce more and at some time, they intentionally made the workers to stop weaving by not providing reasonable wages. At present, this art somehow survives in Bangladesh that an expert weaver can now only work with up to 300 threads at a time!
-Viswanath Venkat Dasari