Textiles and Basketry of the Indus Tradition: Archaeological Evidence and Historical Legacy


Jonathan Mark Kenoyer's Deccan College Lecture on April 10 2021 goes into the earliest evidence of textiles in the greater Indus Valley, from Mehrgarh in 7000 BCE through Indus times, digging into the specific varieties of cotton, linen, flax, silk and other plant fibers and even colours used. Illustrated and comprehensive, from an expert archaeologist who brings in evidence from other forms of expression like pottery and ornamentation that are linked to textile remnants. In-depth look at evidence from pre-Indus Kot Dijian phase through modern practices which continue to bear great similarities with ancient ones. Textiles were key to Indus traditions, and this is a comprehensive look at their genesis and variety.