Story of Fabrics

The Great Indian Fabric’s Ageless Annapakshi Motif

The divine swan otherwise known as "Annapakshi" in Sanskrit, is a mythical bird that has been revered for its grace and beauty for centuries. Legend says that this bird flew ...

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The Captivating Weaves of Chanderi

An ethnic weave that is characterised for its lustrous appearance and featherlight texture is the Chanderi saree. The craft was initially practised by the Muslim weaving community and later became ...

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The Splendour Of Shibori

The ancient art form that binds India and Japan is Shibori. The word comes from "shiboru", which means " to wring or squeeze." This traditional Japanese technique originated during the ...

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Patola – The Pride of Gujarat’s Exquisite Hand-Woven Craft

The lustrous textile that is meticulously woven with precision and deemed as an art form from the Patan region of Gujarat is the Patola. Often called the “Queen of Silks”, ...

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Tamil Nadu’s Charming Collective in Cotton

When it comes to exhibiting charisma and comfort, cotton sarees deserve all the accolades. A wardrobe staple for many generations of Indian women, these elegant weaves inspire many to embrace ...

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The Great Indian Fabric – Kanchipuram’s Majestic Motifs

Nature has been a source of inspiration for motifs in Kanchipuram silk sarees, and this week’s blog is about one such unique motif, a wish-fulfilling tree or The Tree of Life, also called as Kalpa ...

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Manjal Kumkumam Collection 2020

The air reverberates with auspicious musical medleys. The fragrance of fresh flowers and sweet treats envelop you in a warm embrace. The colours of the diyas and decorations are a ...

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The Kanchipuram Crossover

Amongst the brocaded textile tradition of India, the silks of the south, especially the Kanchipuram sarees, have always had a special place in our hearts. Weddings laid the foundation for the look ...

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Caring for your textiles – Part 3

Caring for your textiles requires everyday maintenance. This week’s blog is dedicated especially to understand how to store your silk sarees.   Silks sarees have always been a personal treasure for women, ...

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The Great Indian Fabric – Unique motifs from the Chola Heartland

The Great Indian Fabric series is a journey of rediscovering not just an attire, but the very core of what we represent as a nation. From borders to patterns and ...

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Caring for your textiles – Part 2

Caring for your textiles is a series of blogs which focusses on preventive and conservation methods. In our last blog, we discussed the need to know about the composition of ...

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