Story of Fabrics
Yarn-resist tie-dye textiles, also known as Ikat fabric, have gained a prominent status for their beauty and artistic finesse throughout the world. The word Ikat comes from the Malay-Indonesian word Mengikat, which means to bind, knot, or wind around. In India, Ikat textiles are known as Patola and Mashru in Gujarat, Bandh in Odisha, Pochampally Ikat and Telia Rumal in Andhra Pradesh.
The pigment painted textiles of India are found in Andhra, Odisha, Gujarat, Rajasthan and West Bengal. Out of these various pigmented painting textiles, the Pichwai art has grown to prominence over the last few years. Initially, the Pichwai art was used only for the decoration of temples and households as ceiling canopies. Nowadays, artisans have started incorporating these designs in sarees, kurtas and shawls.
For every girl, her mother’s sarees are a repository of emotions and a connotation of the childhood memories she shared with her. Each saree has stories spun in itself about the different milestones achieved by her and carries the rich heritage of our motherland. By giving a new makeover to her old sarees, the bond shared between the mother and daughter becomes eternal and irreplaceable.
The season of everlasting love and wedding has arrived. Every girl fantasizes about her wedding from a young age. Her wedding wardrobe shopping tops her to-do list as soon as her wedding plans are finalized. From finding the bridal saree of her dreams to picking up matching accessories, the list never ends. We've compiled a list of the most essential items in a wedding trousseau.
Woven with big dreams and enthralling narratives, a traditional Tant saree is synonymous with one of Bengal's finest and oldest weaving technique.
As one of the oldest and largest cottage industries of the country, India's heritage handlooms represent the timeless traditions, diverse cultures and unparalleled craftsmanship that have stood the test of time.
Rich gold brocades paired with colourful contrasting borders are the hallmarks of a Kanchipuram weave.
From thread to tradition and warp to weft, weaving is an amalgamation of art and science.
A narrative element, a poetic expression and a visual identity; motifs are revered greatly across all cultures and communities for their artistic sense and symbolic significance.
The 5th Walking Hand-in-Hand event, a yearly fashion showcase conducted by the CDS Art Foundation, Ahmedabad.
Ikat forms the base of India's cultural fabric that extends to not one but many a region. With strong roots across the nation, it has many diverse and distinct branches. From Odisha to Gujarat to Telangana, the weaves hold within its folds tales as old as time. While Ikat is...