Journalist Saima Mir posted to Twitter this “map of Pakistan showing the embroidery techniques of its regions.” And, sure enough, it led to someone surfacing a corresponding map of Pakistan’s neighbor, India.
The underlying message of the maps? It’s to show, as @AlmostLived noted, “how diverse elements come together to make beautiful things.” The map above was originally produced by Generation, a Pakistani fashion company.
We’re not clear on the origin of the India map, but if you scroll down to see the images you can upvote and comment on your favoritesW
These textile maps of Pakistan and India show the rich diversity of fashion across each country.
The India map, which focuses on hand-woven textiles, also focuses on the short history of each textile by state.