Story of Fabrics
The Indian artisans are renowned for their expertise in the printed-textiles. A block is one of the prized possessions of a craftsman. India's printed textiles are a living testament to the fact that art has no bounds. When it comes to block printing, each region of India has its own distinct aesthetic. Traditional painting techniques typically use wooden, copper, cast metal, or nail blocks. Out of all the printed textiles, Bagh Printing of Madhya Pradesh is famous for its unique style and personality.
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.
Rajasthan has a rich textile heritage and is known for its painted (Pichwais and Phad), printed (Bagru and Sanganer) as well as resist-dyed (Bandhani and Leheriya) textiles. Apart from these textile traditions the weaves of Kota, Rajasthan are famous for their fine cotton weaving popularly known as Kota Doria. Kota Doria, or Masuria as it is more popularly known, is one of the most important sources of income for the people of this region. The villages of Kaithun and Mangrol are most renowned for the Masuria sarees.
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.
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.
By marking auspicious beginnings, illuminating our lives with a ray of hope and bringing together family and friends from across the globe.
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...
Banaras, the spiritual capital of India, is also the abode to the most exquisite weaving cluster of the country. From the Vedic period to the Mughal era to the current episode in time, this land has been a temple for artisans and craftsmen who have perfected the art of brocade...