Textiles in Orient

boema6 By boema6, 11th Feb 2013 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/1racqk6h/
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From the beginning should be stated that the word Orient from the title of this article, has no offensive intentions, or purpose, on the contrary, the author of this article has a reverential attitude regarding the input of Orient in all walks of life along the history, and it comprises in meaning the whole Middle and Far East area, North Africa being included.

Synthetic fibers outrun the natural fibers, many textile plants and natural fabrics were sabotaged by Western law

From time immemorial, women felt the urge to dress seductively for their men and the men took the pain to carry out their material requests. The earliest garments were made of leather and other non-fabrics, rather than of cloth, but these non-fabric garments are included in the category of clothing. According to the era, men would, step by step, hunt to offer their women the fur and the leather to cover and keep cool or warm their bodies, according to the season; they would cultivate and manufacture together the textile plants like hemp, lax, cotton, bamboo and jute and process the wool and silk until the desired result, the clothes/ respectively they would walk a long way (the silky way) to bring home the fabrics and the knowledge about them for the demanding task to please women; then, would start to compete with nature and produce cloths that would compliment females soft skin, and their babies soft skin (that is not to saying that men don't dress, but generally they do not care so much about what they dress) and undoubtedly, men would run out even the Milky Way for the same task, of providing for their beloved family.

Weather the West likes it or not, all the history of natural fiber textiles points to Orient.

The West induced, much later, that which I regard as rather negative changes in the textile world, the man made textile fibers, obtained through technology at an industrial scale, with plenty of disrespect for the supply and demand rule, for the natural resources and the ecosystem.

The West is also responsible for introducing the notion of competition among women, based on false criteria, the capriciously fashionable criteria, which implied, overt or not, women seducing not only their own men, but seducing men in general, both distancing themselves from what really matters and from the reality: watch any cat-walk and see how unrealistic are the models and the fashion presented, how new needs are induced daily through each commercial in the mass-media, and how the models used in commercials are through the tones of photo-shop editing, raising new concerns for both genders.

Until the XIX century, in both East and West, the unwritten moral rules were demanding self-respecting women covering their bodies. Nowadays, through the globalization process, the Western debauchery penetrated the Orient, which had its own debauchery in the dark ages, well distinct from the "respectable" label; unfortunately, the East does no longer adhere to their culture, customs and traditions but try to imitate the west at least in what and how they dress, if not in how they think altogether.

Synthetic fibers outrun the natural fibers, many textile plants and natural fabrics were sabotaged by Western law made by a bunch of invisible elite to serve their capitalistic interest, and for the same egoistic reasons, the quality level in general and of fabrics in particular, has decreased, forcing the unsuspecting consumer to buy more, or pay excessively for the demanded quality, if not, sometimes, only for brand names.

So, a logic report on Oriental textiles would tackle all the natural fibers aspects, be it protein-rich fibers (wool, hair and silk) or cellulose fibers (hemp, lax, cotton, bamboo and jute, as they originate or were first used and documented in East) before industrialization and after, all the processes and transformations reaching to nowadays situation of textiles in Orient, where synthetic fabrics predominate the market.


Bamboo, Clothes, Hemp, Jute, Linen, Men, Natural Fibers, Orient, Silk, Synthetic Fibers, Textiles, Women, Wool

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author avatar Klio
11th Feb 2013 (#)

verz interesting article, thank you!

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author avatar boema6
13th Feb 2013 (#)

I am anxious to read your first article

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author avatar Rose*
23rd Dec 2013 (#)

Great article. It's true that many of the finest natural fabrics - such as silk and cotton - come from the East

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