The western region plays a major role in the Indian Subcontinent.
The location of the Arabian sea to its west gave rise to the oldest civilization- the Indus valley and thus a lot of trade activities were carried along its coast.
Due to the soaring climate, their fabrics are mostly cotton-based with a lot of applique work, hand embroidery and mirror works are predominant here.
The invasion of the Arabs, Mughals, and the prevalent Hindu kings led to a formation of a mixed culture giving rise to a lot of occupations, castes, and tribes. The Arabs had a strong influence here and the influence is still prevalent in the forms of arts, culture, dances, cousins, and costumes. These forms acted as a passive means of communication about the caste, occupation, and tribe of the people.
All this led to the formation of different fabrics and costumes for the large diaspora of people settling here.
Let’s have a look at each of its traditional fabrics: