The Calico Museum of Textiles is located within the metropolis of Ahmedabad inside the country of Gujarat in western India. The museum is controlled by using the Sarabhai Foundation. The museum turned into founded in 1949 by the industrialist Gautam Sarabhai and his sister Gira Sarabhai. Ahmedabad at that point had a flourishing fabric enterprise. The museum became initially housed at the Calico Mills inside the heart of the textile industry. But as the gathering grew the museum was shifted to the Sarabhai House in Shahibaug in 1983.
The Museum become inspired by means of Ananda Coomaraswamy, who, in conversations with Shri Gautam Sarabhai at some stage in the Forties, counseled the founding of a textile institute inside the town of Ahmedabad, a first-rate trading centre of the fabric enterprise of the sub-continent because the 15th century. In 1949 Shri Sarabhai, his sister Gira Sarabhai and the tremendous business house of Calico acted in this suggestion, founding the Calico Museum of Textiles in Ahmedabad, as the expert museum in India concerned with each the historic and technical look at of Indian handicraft and industrial textiles.