Story of Fabrics

Caring for your textiles – Part 1

With the world practising self-isolation and social distancing, we have new-found time to embrace a lot of indoor activities. Fast-paced careers and busy lifestyles have cluttered our wardrobes, and now ...

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Phulkari – Emotions captured in embroidery

The art of embroidery is an expression of the maker, especially women, depicting their emotions in a fabric. In this week’s blog, we feature one such ethnic embroidery which was ...

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The Veshti – A classic ensemble for men

The costume is a cultural mirror which portrays the time, aesthetic sense and social environment of a civilization. The garments we wore went through a long process of evolution. From ...

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Weaves of Gadwal

Handloom weaving is a living craft and is still practised by millions of craftspeople who are a part of the mainstream economy. The power of the skilled craftspeople is inherent ...

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Chikankari – The Floral Embroidery Of Lucknow

"Any cotton-embroidered article that comes from Lucknow" might be the most satisfactory definition of Chikan today. Historians say that the word Chikan was derived from the Persian word “chikin” or ...

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Symbolic Motifs – Paisley

India's diversity in history and heritage along with its well-developed and multi-faceted visual traditions are expressed in all aspects of material culture. Luxurious textiles were produced in the subcontinent and ...

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Occasion Wear – Sarees For Every Festivity

As we enter a new decade, we see stronger, surer and more empowered women who are fashion conscious. Her life is busy, involved, has many cultural facets, and she wants ...

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The Tales of Tussar

Tussar silk never goes out of style, when you want to keep it classic and casual. The unbleached, dull gold shine is a perfect base for printing, painting or embellishing ...

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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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