Avani – Imparting livelihood skills to people living in the Rural Himalayan region

Avani – Imparting livelihood skills to people living in the Rural Himalayan region

Nestled in the picturesque surroundings of Kumoan, Uttaranchal in India one organization has been working tirelessly to empower, educate and create op ...
That which floats in air – Kota Doria

That which floats in air – Kota Doria

The light, gossamer touch of the Kota doria fabric will remind you of a delicate spiders’ web. It’s a unique and an almost transparent weave which is ...
The delicate art of Ari embroidery

The delicate art of Ari embroidery

It’s a craft you instantly associate with Kashmir. It abounds with vibrant floral motifs, and delicate creepers among others.  Crewel embroidery is in ...
Pattachitra Art from Orissa, India

Pattachitra Art from Orissa, India

Pattachitra is an ancient folk art from eastern India whose charm lies in its effortless style of sketching, colours, lines and space usage. The word ...
Bidri Ware: The magic of materials

Bidri Ware: The magic of materials

The basic material used is an alloy of 94% zinc and 6% copper and a special soil that is found only in Bidar, the state of Karnataka,  Intricate inlay ...
Mashru Weaving Gujarat

Mashru Weaving Gujarat

The Mashru fabric is a vibrant, handwoven mix of Silk and Cotton textiles. The word ‘Mashru’ means ‘permitted’ in Arabic and its Sanskrit variation ‘M ...
Bandhani dyeing from Gujarat

Bandhani dyeing from Gujarat

Bandhani refers to the technique of creating patterned textiles by resisting parts of a fabric by tying knots on it before it is dyed. This ancient cr ...
Kaleen (Carpets) making from Kashmir

Kaleen (Carpets) making from Kashmir

In Kashmir, carpet designs are identified by the names of carpet weaving centres in Iran such as Kirman, Kashan, Meshad, Ardabil, Qum, Hamadan Faragha ...
Pichwai Paintings

Pichwai Paintings

The purpose of Pichhwais, other than its artistic appeal, is to narrate tales of Krishna to the illiterate. It can be painted, embroidered, printed o ...
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