Story of Fabrics

Indian Flag

India celebrates its 71st Republic day, this 26th January.  We celebrate Republic Day to commemorate the Constitution of India, which came into effect in the year 1950. Brazilian President Jair ...

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Jamdani

One of the lightest and finest hand spun, handwoven cotton fabrics is Muslin. And the supplementary weft-work woven into this finest fabric is called as Jamdani.Jamdani is a traditional craft linked ...

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Thamizhar Thirunal – The Harvest Festival of Tamil Nadu

One of the important festivals celebrated by the Agrarian communities all over India is Makara Sankranthi. The harvest festival follows a Solar calendar, and it is essentially a thanksgiving celebration ...

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The Alluring Ajrakh – A Remarkable Journey

Ajrakh printing is a skilled craftsmanship practised in Gujarat. The traditional hand printing method dates back to 4500 years ago, and the excavations of the Indus valley and the textile ...

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Shikargah & Vanasingaram – Woven wonders

The brocades of Banaras are well known for its richly patterned fabrics characterized by the use of gold or silver thread. The highly ornamental silk brocades with gold or silver ...

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South Indian Wedding Rituals

The wedding season has arrived with festive revelry. The vibrant culture, gleeful rituals and celebrations of great Indian weddings will truly melt one's heart. A smiling bride, anointed in turmeric ...

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Eri, The Ahimsa silk

So what is Eri Silk? It is the silk which is produced from the Eri yarn and spun by the silkworm called Samia ricini, and is indigenous to Assam. The Eri ...

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Celebrate the dupattas!

This elegant piece of clothing was always open to tremendous ways of dressing up our ensemble. Traditionally a dupatta was worn to denote modesty and worn on the upper part ...

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Kasuti – Embroidery of Karnataka

Each region of India has a heritage of different kinds of embroideries peculiar to each region. These embroideries are spontaneous expressions of the local culture. Kasuti, the needle speciality of the ...

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Korvai kanjivaram

One of the most prized gifts to an Indian woman continues to be a richly brocaded Kanchipuram handwoven sari, illustrating the central role of the beautiful drape. The sheer beauty of ...

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Kantha embroidery

Living traditions of embroidery in India demonstrate the validity of one of the world's richest cultural expressions. It was a language used by women to communicate their wisdom and the ...

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