Engineering is the creative application of science, mathematical methods, and empirical evidence to the innovation, design, construction, operation and maintenance of structures, machines, materials, devices, systems, processes, and organizations. The discipline of engineering encompasses a broad range of more specialized fields of engineering, each with a more specific emphasis on particular areas of applied mathematics, applied science, and types of application. See glossary of engineering.
A textile is a flexible material consisting of a network of natural or artificial fibres (yarn or thread). Yarn is produced by spinning raw fibres of wool, flax, cotton, hemp, or other materials to produce long strands. Textiles are formed by weaving, knitting, crocheting, knotting, or felting.
In the textile art of India, indigenous motifs are described to be "ageless" as they seem to possess marvelous sense of aesthetics true for all times like lotus, the serpent, the elephant, the chakrā or cakrā, certain trees and so forth.
Abhay Kumar Singh (1 January 2006). Modern World System and Indian Proto-industrialization: Bengal 1650-1800. Northern Book Centre. p. 202. ISBN 978-81-7211-201-1.