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 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 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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The Heritage of ‘Ikat’

It’s hard to miss the popularity of the “ikat” weave. Found in Asia, Europe, Africa and South America , this hand-woven fabric is used for apparel, furnishing and more. The “ikat” weave is much appreciated for its beauty alone, but also because it’s complicated pattern is difficult to craft, especially when several colours are part…

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The Art & Craft of Batik

The Craft of Batik is an ancient and complex art that has been practiced for over2.000 years with its origins in Southeast Asia. The word ‘Batik’ actually means ‘wax writing’. It is a technique used to print and dye fabric by applying a coat of wax, then dyeing it in different colours so that the…

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Copper Cool

Copper is an essential mineral and is also found as a metal alloy in a reddish-orange color. It exists both in plant life and in the human body. Copper and its use dates back over 10,000 plus years. Pure copper is extremely soft and malleable and is combined with brass and bronze, for use in…

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