88-yr old Haji Jaleel Ahmed Ansari, a carpet manufacturer and exporter in Bhadohi district of Uttar Pradesh. Ansari's efforts have helped the state government to a large extent in shaping the carpet expo mart in Bhadohi.
A worker soaks clothes in a bucket for dyeing, at Sujangarh in Churu. Members of Chhipa Muslim community from Sujangarh in Churu, Rajasthan have been involved in tie & dye art of textile for centuries.
White House senior adviser Ivanka Trump, left, reacts as she tries her hand at a traditional weaving loom at Moya, a manufacturing center of textile and traditional crafts, with Moya founder Sara Abera, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Union Textile Minister Smriti Irani along with former Indian crickter Sachin Tendulkar at an event to showcase the development of the
Craft and handloom sector during a fashion show in the backdrop of the iconic Elephanta Caves off the coast of Mumbai.
Union Minister for Textiles and Information & Broadcasting, Smriti Irani in a meeting with the Ambassador of Uzbekistan to India, Farhod Arziev to discuss possibilities of collaboration in Textiles sector between India and Uzbekistan, in New Delhi.
Union Textile Minister Smriti Zubin Irani(C), Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar(L) Union Statistics and Programme Implementation Minister Sadananda Gowda during the inauguration of the Buyer Seller Meet cum Facilitation Camp organised by Ministry of Textiles in Bengaluru.
Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje having a look of a garment during the inauguration ceremony of 3rd International Apparel and Textile Fair 'Vastra-2014' at Jaipur Exhibition and Convention Centre, in Jaipur.
Minister of State for Textiles, Parliamentary Affairs, Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Santosh Kumar Gangwar visiting after inaugurating the Handloom Marketing Complex, in New Delhi.
President Pranab Mukherjee presenting a National Award for excellence in cane & bamboo to Nisato (Nagaland) during a function for presentation of National Awards, Shilp Guru Awards & Sant Kabir Awards for 2009 & 2010 in New Delhi. Union Minister for Textiles Anand Sharma looks on.
A worker spins thread used in making carpets at a factory on the outskirts of Jammu. Carpet weaving is believed to have been brought to India by the Mughal Emperor Akbar in the 16th century. A recent economic survey says the country is losing steam in its traditional area of labour-intensive exports like textiles and carpets.
NN Rana Patgiri, the OSD of the Department of Handloom and Textile, being produced before the NIA Court in Guwahati. NN Patgiri was arrested by Anti Corruption and Vigilance wing of Assam police in connection with multi-crore embezzlement case.