Bandhej or Bandhani, literally means a bond, and is the technique perfected by the Desert tribes of Rajasthan and Gujarat where the fabric is gathered into small, pinched-up circles, in … Continue Reading The Bandhani: Tie-Dye Resist Craft
The Lumbanis, Nomadic wandering tribes of India, that migrated from the North West downwards to Northern Karnataka and regions along the way, communicate their origins and unique customs in their … Continue Reading Lumbani Tribal Embroidery Online
Crochet Table Linen, Women’s tops and girls pretty dresses have always been highly sought after. Crochet, French for a hook, with which yarn, in cotton or wool, is looped continuously, … Continue Reading Crochet Mats and Tops – Andhra Pradesh
Kalamkari Sarees are a work of great skill and labour. Kalam-Pen, Kari-Work, in translation, means working with a pen. This is done using painting and dyeing techniques that are laborious, … Continue Reading Kalamkari Sarees from Andhra, India
Maheshwar, along the banks of the softly flowing Narmada, located in Madhya Pradesh is known for the legends of Ahilya Bai Holkar, the Saharaarjuna Temple and….the Maheshwari! The Maheshwari saree … Continue Reading Narmada’s Blessing; The Maheshwari. Handloom at its Finest.
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Second only to the Saree, this ubiquitous article of femininity, the Kurti, is quite literally a ladies Summer-dress with the soft addition of a flowing dupatta or light long scarf … Continue Reading Indian Kurtis: Chic n Classic Flair
The Parsis, a small and significantly renowned business-community from Western-India fled persecution in Iran or then-Persia, after the Arab invasion and arrived on the Western shores of India about the 9th Century, settling in Sindh and Gujarat. Fortunately, they continue to celebrate their unique identity and have made a place for themselves as formidable entrepreneurs and global business houses.
Varied hues of Green, Red, Sky Blue, Crimson, Pink, Mustard Yellow and White come together in refined splendor to detail the stylized Urns and grand symmetry so much a classical … Continue Reading Jubiliant Indian Jamavaar: Shah-e-Gulistaan