Kalamkari – Weaving Timeless Stories

The traditional art of Kalamkari uses vegetable dyes as colours and utilises unique pens made from the bamboo tree to paint by hand on cotton or silk fabric. The Persian term “Kalamkari,” in which “Kalam” means pen and ‘Kari’ means workmanship, encapsulates the origin of the word “Kalamkari. This craft requires 23 time-consuming procedures, including…

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The Art & Craft of Dhokra

Our fascination with craft-stories continues. Amongst our most popular and fastest-moving product categories is jewellery. Dhokra jewellery with its golden-yellow finish, traditional and contemporary designs and attractive pricing is something that you all love. Today – we’re sharing the story of the art and craft of Dhokra ( or Dokra ) !Dhokra (or Dokra) is non–ferrous…

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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 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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