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
The most improbable of all contenders for fabric, with regards to the Indian Saree, would quite likely be the net. The saree was traditionally always made of fabrics that were … Continue Reading The Net Saree: A Coming of Age?