Story of Fabrics

Drapes of India – The Maharashtrian Nauvari saree

The astonishing versatility of a saree in India has been expressed by the countless women who wear this garment in different styles. In our blog this month on Drapes of ...

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Raw silks of India – Tussar

India is home to varieties of raw silk, and tussar is one amongst the four varieties of silk – the others being Mulberry, Eri and muga silk. The Mulberry silk is ...

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Banaras Brocades

A Banaras brocade sari is not a mere garment — it is a living skill practiced by few weavers of Banaras. Woven in Varanasi, which is referred to as Benaras ...

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Handloom, India’s craft heritage

Each and every state, town you travel through in India has a rich textile and weaving legacy. And from time immemorial, royalties and connoisseurs of textiles around the world have ...

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Drapes of India – Kerala

In this month’s blog of Sari speak, we focus on the traditional kasavu sari drape from the land of ‘God’s own country’, Kerala. Traditionally, there was no concept of a sari ...

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Warli – the folklore on the walls

India has millions of practising artists who form a huge and important resource of traditional knowledge and indigenous technologies. This month, our blog is dedicated to the creativity of the ...

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Drapes of India – Tamil Nadu

Sari is the most representative apparel of India and an indicator of cultural mechanism. A drape referenced world over, and worn by a lot of women daily, the sari is ...

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Madhubani – A Nectar of Art

Art is a language that speaks a lot more than what words ever could. And what better art form to exemplify it, than Madhubani, a tradition indigenous to the namesake ...

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Kanchipuram Silk – God’s Own Silk

More than the actual wedding - the feeling, relishing and finalizing the wedding saree is the most exciting and thrilling part of Indian weddings. Days and hours are spent to ...

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History of Saree

"Six yards of elegance, charm and grace" can be the simplest description of a saree. Ever wondered how long this garment has been a part of our lives? Read along ...

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