The values of textiles to man cannot be over emphasized. Since the existence of mankind these three: food, shelter and clothing have been important for the survival and convenience of mankind. The study of textile according to Oguntona (1994) has enabled a greater understanding and appreciation of textile. We convert textiles into different dimensional structures in the name of fashion, as clothing “often proclaims the man and woman”.
Textiles is defined as felt or spun fibres made into yarn and subsequently looped, or woven to make fabrics. Methods of textile production have continually evolved. The choices of textiles available have influenced how people carried their possessions, clothed themselves, and decorated their surroundings.
Clothing is one of the basic needs of man and it has existed for as long as man himself. Ever since, there has been need for humans to cover themselves from harsh weather, and so on. It is not known when humans began wearing clothes. Anthropologists believe that animal skins and vegetation were adapted into coverings as protection from cold, heat and rain, especially as humans migrated to new climates; alternatively, covering may have been invented first for other purposes, such as magic, decoration, cult, or prestige, and later found to be practical as well.
The need for man’s clothing has been satisfied through the various types of textiles. The textiles are made through the very crude methods to the sophisticated methods. Clothing refers to any covering of the human body. The wearing of clothing is exclusively a human characteristic and is a feature of most human society. The amount of clothing worn depends on functional consideration, such as the need for warmth, and social activities……