Marapachi – The magical memorabilia

With origins dating back to the very beginning of time, Indian handicrafts have been the centre stage of communities across the country right from the time of the Indus Valley Civilization. While Mohanjodaro and Harrapa gave us an influx of diverse crafting traditions and a high degree of technical expertise, the subsequent reigns added on in terms of inspiration, new techniques, design styles and in essence a piece of their ...

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Drapes of India – Part 1

From borders to patterns and colours to craftsmanship, the saree is a canvas for masterpieces steeped in the rich legacy of our traditions. The unstitched fabric is an Indian icon and holds within its folds the wisdom of our glorious past and the key to an abundance of possibilities. The origin of a saree can be traced back to the times of the Indus Valley Civilization, which flourished in the ...

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TGIF Motifs – The Noble Narali

Handloom to heirloom, the Paithani weave is treasured across the globe but especially by Maharashtrian brides, for whom it is the most special piece of their wedding trousseau. Distinguished by the extensive use of gold zari and pure silk yarns, these shimmering drapes are brought to life in a spectrum of vibrant hues and a plethora of rich motifs. The major design language and shaping of the craft were influences ...

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