India is a land abundant in traditional costume that have lent themselves to the creative hands. Another thrilling factor is the numerous processes that these materials go through before they take final shape. Indian traditional costumes are truly fascinating: it is incredible how ancient practices and traditions have continued since time immemorial.
It is necessary for cultural heritage information, in all its forms to be preserved. Valued and conveyed for the reference of the future generations and it cannot advance without consistent and reliable access to information sources. Making resources accessible is important but ensuring precision in resource discovery is very important for future reference.
This study was an endeavour to document and digitized the traditional Indian garments of the collection in Textile Art Museum of the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda. An earnest attempt was directed towards analysing, documenting and digitizing the artifacts of the museum with their unique characteristic features with in terms of origin, articles, fabric, fabric colour, surface ornamentation, seams, stitching, present condition and description.
The descriptive and analytical research design was planned to accomplish formulated objectives. The relevant data was procured through secondary sources. The documentation of the traditional garments artifacts were done through preparation of the catalogue supplemented with photographs. The first phase included classification of the traditional garments according to the gender which they belonged to. The second phase comprised of collection of relevant data about textile artifacts and analyses of each artifact based upon procured data. The third phase included the drafting instructions and paper patterns were developed for the preservation of the data of the selected blouse. Fourth phase included of digitization by making the catalogue.