History of Clothing - Elementary Science
Published at : 13 Jan 2021
History of Clothing
During the pre historic era, people did not have clothes to wear. To cover themselves, they used leaves, animal skins and furs.
Later, people started making strands by twisting vines and animal fleece to weave them into fabrics.
People draped fabrics of cotton which grew in the ganga regions.
Flax, a natural fibre produced from flax plant was used for making fabrics.
When sewing needle was invented, people started stitching fabrics to make clothes.
Still, we use many clothes that are not stitched like sarees, and dhotis.
There are many varieties of fabrics available in the market today.
Fabrics are made from yarns of fibre.
Spinning of Cotton
Spinning is the process of making yarn from fibres. Fibres from a heap of cotton are drawn out and twisted.
The spinning of cotton is done by a spindle and a charkha. In industries, spinning machines are used to spin large amounts of yarns.
Fabrics are then made from the yarns.
Weaving is the process to make fabric by arranging two sets of yarns together.
Lets try weaving to see how it works.
Take 5 strips of red ribbon and 5 strips of white ribbon.
Now, start weaving the ribbons by interlocking them with each other.