The Tradition of Ajrakh Printing  

One of the many ways in which Indian art and craft finds expression is through its rich andexquisite diversity of Textiles. This part of our heritage is a blend of exceptional craftsmanship,creativity, magnificent colours, many different weaves, motifs and materials – all of the finestquality. Ajrakh Block Printing is a tradition that began amongst the…

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The story of Pattachitra

Pattachitra style of painting is one of the oldest and most popular art forms practiced majorly in Odisha and West Bengal. The name Pattachitra has evolved from the Sanskrit word ‘patta’, meaning cloth, and ‘chitra’, meaning picture. This art form is believed to have originated as early as the 12th century and is one of…

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How to Pick the Perfect Coffee Table?

If you’re looking to give your living room or any other part of your home a quick refresh – consider investing in a stylish, artisanal or even a quirky coffee table. They’re an easy and relatively inexpensive way to add some personality and flair to your spaces. But remember – coffee tables take lesser priority…

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The Joy of Macramé

Macramé is a French word that means ‘knot’. A century-old knotting technique that was prevalent in the 1970s as home decor trend. It is a form of textile art which weaves you into its story since it’s purely done by hand, without needles, and by weaving threads or cords together into simple as well as…

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The Precious Art of Mata ni Pachedi

In Gujarat, the Mother Goddess is worshipped by her “pujaks” or worshippers for her blessings – including members of the Vaghri community. Due to caste restrictions earlier, they were not allowed to enter temples, so they painted images of the goddess on fabric hangings –  which were displayed during ceremonies and later put away when not…

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