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Originating in Persia, the carpets from Kashmir are epitomes of grace, elegance, quality and that elusive, priceless, gift of civilization known as “heritage”. Owning a Kashmiri Carpet has long been … Continue Reading Kaleen; A Kashmiri Legend Hand-knotted carpets
The most quintessential of all that is fine in Kashmiri weaving and all that is unique in appeal, is the Jamavaar or Jaamvaar as pronounce by native Kashmiris.
Time flies across a Millennium and another, the sands shift and generations come and go. The eternal elegance and beauty of exquisite Indian design remains timeless. The Indian Choli is … Continue Reading The Grand Indian Design
The Seasons of Nature, it’s abundance, the flora and fauna are reflected in the crafts of all cultures across the world. In India, every season brings forth different fabrics, with … Continue Reading The Falling of Fall! Reflections in Indian Craft
India has been a land where the ways of life have constantly and organically evolved. In its pluralistic existence, traditions, rituals and customs have remained largely integral to life, and … Continue Reading The Bauls of West Bengal
These photographs are of a series of fine Kuttchi embroidered bedcover-sets in a variety of motifs, patterns and colours. The one-of-a kind handmade works of craft are each a product … Continue Reading Joyful Works of Desert Craft
India. An Ancient Cradle of Civilization. A consciousness, one with the mysteries of the universe; its belief systems aligned with planetary movements, atomic sciences and the occult, all in a … Continue Reading Padharo Hamare Des
As one travels through India as a wandering crafts’ enthusiast, one finds the most amazing pieces of handicrafts.
The Yali, an Indian mythological creature, with parts of the Lion, Elephant and Tiger, is believed to have, powers greater than the sum of the whole. Its omni-present in South-Indian … Continue Reading Yalis; Herculean Grandeur A La India!
All art draws inspiration from life or the artists unique perspective on life, even if its viewed from a prism. Embroidery as a craft, almost without exception, draws inspiration from … Continue Reading Sozni Antique Borders – Kashmiri embroidery~ – कश्मीरी कढ़ाई
Shawls of Kuttch; All About Skill and Soul Striking contrasts of bright colours, Berry Red, Brilliant Indian Yellow with Leaf Green on Black, holding the tiniest, perfectly-rounded, gleaming mirrors in … Continue Reading Shawls of Kuttch; All About Skill and Soul
The Wood work of Jodhpur is a very significant craft of Rajasthan, a region famous for Forts, Palaces, Precious Stones, Grand-Jewellery, In-lay work, Marble, Block-printing techniques, Ajrakh and Dabu, Bandhini … Continue Reading Humble Origins; Magnificent Treasures Woodwork of Jodhpur ~ लकड़ी का काम
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
India, in all its magnitude, amazing history and diversity is perhaps best illustrated by its antiques. These objects of art are silent symbols of mainly two types. One, the awe-inspiring … Continue Reading Vintage Memoirs
For those who were able to make it to college in the India of the 80s, of the many nostalgic memories perhaps the mouth-watering variety of affordable street-foods takes first-place! … Continue Reading They Walk On; Wear them Well Kolhapuri Chappals~कोल्हापुरी चप्पल