Story of Fabrics

Timeless Motifs

Colours and motifs in our Kanchipuram sarees add sparkle to our celebrations of festivals and weddings. The love for ornamentation binds our whole nation together; in our Kanchipuram saris, we ...

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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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The Chettinad Wardrobe – Motifs

The remarkable motifs inspired by the architecture of a thousand temples and the natural environment of Kanchipuram may be seen in the most recognised woven patterns of manga, gopuram, rudraksham ...

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The Chettinad Wardrobe

An ode to timeless traditions October 14, 2019 The motifs woven in our silk sarees have always borne special meaning offering insights into our weaving traditions and society at large. The symbols which ...

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Zardozi embroidery

India is home to most beautiful embroidery skills like zardozi, chikankari, sujni, kantha, kasuti, mirror work, toda. Zardozi craft was a luxurious metallic embellishment of India, dates back to Vedic ...

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Drapes of India – Rajasthani Costume

The drapes of Rajasthani women reflect a fascinating aspect of their region. Each community has a distinct custom, dwelling, occupation and dress. The attire and jewellery of various groups of ...

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How do you care for naturally dyed fabrics and sarees?

The first thing one should understand is the nature of the fabric and the source of natural dyes used in it. Storage, wash and laundry care are very important for ...

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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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