The image above captures the glorious freedom of spirit and strong sense of identity that is associated with the nomadic “Banjaras”. The nomadic tribes originate from the desert sands of Rajasthan … Continue Reading Nomadic. Rooted.
This crop of humble origins begins its genesis as fluff around the seeds of the cotton plant, held in a brown casing to keep it secure. This “fluff” of humble … Continue Reading Kapaas: Rendezvous with a Legend
Welcome to the Origins. A place within us all that stands still as Time moves past. Untouched, pristine and Centered. One with Creation, in harmony with Nature and our deepest selves.
This painting by an Indian artist evokes a strong response of fear, exploitation and silent inadequacy, if you’re a woman. I imagine it evokes revulsion and outrage for the majority … Continue Reading Women in Red
November 2006, London It was about mid-night and as is the reality of a multitude of employees in the Global IT industry, I’d commenced yet another day at dawn, to sync-up … Continue Reading One Night and a Stranger.
As the name suggests, this craft is of French-origin and has become a fine addition to the Indian repertoire. Petit point or quite literally, small point, has the fine needlework … Continue Reading Pursuit of Excellence: Petit Point Embroidery
Its the 4th of July, 2017. The United States celebrates this great day in commemoration of the Declaration of Independence, which, for erstwhile Colonies, marked the final departure from Colonial … Continue Reading Freedom Knows No Bounds.
Summer Cotton Dresses from in Bandhini, Leheriya, Tie and Dye & Block-printing, Tie-Dye techniques that are the unique contribution of Rajasthan to the world of textiles. These have clashing, bright … Continue Reading Jaipuri Summer Dresses
Jaipuri Tribal Silver Jewels now Online! But first..let’s respect its origins. Jaipur, the Pink City, is the Capital City of Rajasthan, in Norther India was founded in 1727 by Maharaja … Continue Reading Jewels from Jaipur
Tikuli Art has its origins in Bihar, Eastern India. The “tikka” or dot on the woman’s forehead is believed to be the inspiration behind this art-form. These would have been … Continue Reading Tikuli Art; Coasters & Home Products
Andhra Pradesh’s Capital, Hyderabad city, has been the stuff of legends, with the famous Salarjung Museum and the history of riches in gem collections, fine jewellery and opulent lifestyle prior … Continue Reading Exclusive Pearl Jewelry from Hyderabad
Walnut Wood from Kashmir, India, has been used exceptionally well by Kashmiri craftspersons over centuries. The Walnut Tree is a native plant and among the range of fruits and dry-fruits … Continue Reading Kashmiri Walnut Wood Carvings
Thangkas depict the life and teachings of the Buddha. Buddhist monks embrace austerity, discipline and a life dedicated to learning the teachings of the Buddha. Thangkas are spiritual expressions … Continue Reading Buddhist Thangkha Paintings
All Kashmiris, irrespective of denomination, ethnicity and political leanings have in common a pre-occupation with food! What’s been cooked, how it turned out, what should be cooked next and what … Continue Reading Kashmiri Cuisine; Tinned Wazvaan Online!