The story of textiles in subcontinent is one of the oldest in the world. The earliest surviving cotton threads from this region dates to around 4000 BC and dyed fabrics are documented as far back as 2500 BC. Subcontinent’s textiles are embedded in every aspect of its identity. Courtly splendour was proclaimed by magnificent fabrics and religious worship still finds expression through cloth. Global trade systems were formed on the export of fabrics from the subcontinent, and even today weaving of cloth still continues to shape our economy.