story-of-fabric-sundari-silks

Story of Fabrics

The Journey of Handlooms in India

As one of the oldest and largest cottage industries of the country, India's heritage handlooms represent the timeless traditions, diverse cultures and unparalleled craftsmanship that have stood the test of ...

Read More

Between the luxurious lines of Kanchipuram

Rich gold brocades paired with colourful contrasting borders are the hallmarks of a Kanchipuram weave. This masterpiece is brought to life by a knotting and interlocking technique called 'Korvai' that ...

Read More

The Vibrant World of Paithani Weaves

From thread to tradition and warp to weft, weaving is an amalgamation of art and science. This is a craft that is spread across multiple hubs across the country and ...

Read More

TGIF Motifs – Paan: An evolution from delicacy to design

A narrative element, a poetic expression and a visual identity; motifs are revered greatly across all cultures and communities for their artistic sense and symbolic significance. As heirloom fragments that ...

Read More

Vintage Vogue – Exploring beyond boundaries

The 5th Walking Hand-in-Hand event, a yearly fashion showcase conducted by the CDS Art Foundation, Ahemdabad, aims to give a global platform to India's indigenous and heritage handloom crafts. For ...

Read More

Ikat – Tales of the treasured textile

Ikat forms the base of India's cultural fabric that extends to not one but many a region. With strong roots across the nation, it has many diverse and distinct branches. ...

Read More

TGIF Motifs: Jaal – From an era of oplulence

Banaras, the spiritual capital of India, is also the abode to the most exquisite weaving cluster of the country. From the Vedic period to the Mughal era to the current ...

Read More

Navaratri – The Festive Fortnight

The air reverberates with the spirit of goodness and togetherness, as seen through the grand celebrations and prayers during the festival of Navaratri. The word translates to 'nine nights' in ...

Read More

The A-Z of Indian Embroidery

India is home to a stunning array of artistic traditions that include a host of embroidery techniques that are as diverse as our land and the many cultures it is ...

Read More

TGIF Motifs – Pulli Kolam: Method, meaning and mathematics

The dynamic and diverse landscape of a region is inscribed onto its weave through motifs, which also have a deeper symbolic meaning attached to it. In this week's edition of ...

Read More

Silk Stories from Assam

Nestled in the foothills of the Himalayas on the banks of the mighty Brahmaputra, amongst lush tea plantations, archaeological marvels and ancient pilgrimage sites lies the state renowned for its ...

Read More
Top