The magnificent vrindavani vastra of sankaradeva the neo vaisnava movement of srimanta sankaradeva was a very potent force for the development in the art of weaving specially of figured cloth sankaradeva was a great promoter of cottage industry of which handloom weaving occupied his unique personal attention. Vrindavani vastra is a stellar example of this art the enormous size of some of the surviving vrindavani vastra pieces indicate that they were probably used as chandrataap canopies or wall hangings to line the ceilings and walls of the naamghors and or to drape over the monikuts. Vrindavani vastra is a rare drape woven by skilled assamese weavers in the 16th century under the supervision of the medieval vaishnavite saint social reformer and creative genius srimanta . Vrindavani vastra is the name given to silk textiles from assam that depict scenes from the lives of avatars of vishnu along with scenes from the ramayan and bhagvad purana these textiles were first woven between 1567 and 1569 under the supervision of xankardeb and the cloth depicts scenes from krishnas childhood home of vrindavan
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