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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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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Reviving Tholu Bommalata Art

India has a rich culture and a diverse heritage. Every state also has its own legacy – of art and craft that are linked back to the lives of their ancestors. One such art form from Andhra Pradesh is Tholu Bommalata Art. Understanding Tholu Bommalata Art The word ‘Tholu’ means leather and ‘Bommalu’ means dolls…

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The Craft Tradition of Thewa

Thewa is a craft form practiced by a small number of artisans who work to fuse filigreed gold sheets onto glass. This hereditary craft is practiced by artisans in the towns of Pratapgarh in Rajasthan and Rampura in Madhya Pradesh. Even today – these master craftsmen use red, green, or blue glass as a base…

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The Rich Handloom Tradition of India

We’re celebrating National Handloom Week – and there is  no better time to acknowledge and appreciate and support our 500 Seller Partners who work closely with over 60,000 Weavers – and showcase 60+ unique weaves on our platform, impacting over 100,000 lives. They bring to us creativity in design, immensely skillful hands and mathematical genius…

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Folklore Stories by Manjusha Art

India is a country full of folklore and festivals. One such unique festival called “Bishahari Puja”, celebrated in the state of Bihar – represents a unique art form which called “Manjusha”, literally meaning ‘box’ in Sanskrit. The line drawing art and scroll style of representation of Manjusha typically showcase motifs from the ‘Bihula-Bishahari’ folklore from…

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The Timeless Trend of Temple Jewelry

The timeless and classic allure of Temple Jewellery – has over time been an intrinsic part of a woman’s jewelry box – especially in the Southern part of India. Inspired by historic architecture, paintings and statues of temples, gods and goddesses, South Indian Temple Jewellery is traditionally made of gold and embedded with precious gems…

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