Telia Rumal of Andhra Pradesh
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.
Pichwai - The Folk Art of Rajasthan
Indian craftsmen have a proud heritage of nearly 5,000 years in the art of decorating textiles by weaving, painting, printing and dyeing. The pigment painted textiles of India are vibrant and colourful, depicting landscapes and characters from Puranas. They are predominantly practiced in Andhra, Odisha, Gujarat, Rajasthan and West Bengal.
Chronicles of Kota Doria
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.
The Bridal Trousseau Essentials
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.
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.
Tant - Bengal's Heritage Handloom
Woven with big dreams and enthralling narratives, a traditional Tant saree is synonymous with one of Bengal's finest and oldest weaving technique.
The journey of Handlooms in India
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.
Between the luxurious lines of Kanchipuram
Rich gold brocades paired with colourful contrasting borders are the hallmarks of a Kanchipuram weave.
The Vibrant World of Paithani Weaves
From thread to tradition and warp to weft, weaving is an amalgamation of art and science.
Diwali - The season of bright beginnings
By marking auspicious beginnings, illuminating our lives with a ray of hope and bringing together family and friends from across the globe.
TGIF Motifs - Paan: An evolution from delicacy to design
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.
Vintage Vogue - Exploring beyond boundaries
The 5th Walking Hand-in-Hand event, a yearly fashion showcase conducted by the CDS Art Foundation, Ahmedabad.
Ikat - Tales of the treasured textile
Ikat forms the base of India's cultural fabric that extends to not one but many a region. With st...
TGIF Motifs: Jaal - From an era of oplulence
Banaras, the spiritual capital of India, is also the abode to the most exquisite weaving cluster ...
Navaratri - The Festive Fortnight
The air reverberates with the spirit of goodness and togetherness, as seen through the grand cele...
TGIF MOTIFS: Pushpam - Nature's remarkable masterpiece
Vibrant, fragrant and fresh, flowers are synonymous with our culture in innumerable ways. From du...
The A-Z of Indian Embroidery
India is home to a stunning array of artistic traditions that include a host of embroidery techni...
TGIF Motifs - Pulli Kolam: Method, meaning and mathematics
The dynamic and diverse landscape of a region is inscribed onto its weave through motifs, which a...
Silk Stories from Assam
Nestled in the foothills of the Himalayas on the banks of the mighty Brahmaputra, amongst lush te...