India is rich in her tradition and craft particularly in textiles which has reached a certain amount of sophistication and professionalism over a period of years. The textile designs and motifs have symbolic significance, and they indicate heritage of people and their beliefs. These knowledge systems have significant and relevance not only to its holder but to the rest of the humanity. This needs to be passed on to the coming generations.

The present study was an attempt to document the printed silk scarves of Farrukhabad, which are famous for its Indian traditional delicate designs. The major objective of the research was to document the motifs, color and its placement in the scarves selected from different decades for documentation.

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The authors are associated with The Clothing and Textiles Department, Faculty of Family and Community Sciences, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Gujarat, India.