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Banjara Embroidery from Bellary

Banjara Embroidery from Bellary

The nomadic tribes or the Banjaras were wandering groups. They did not limit themselves with the boundaries and binds of the urban life. This spirit o ...
Kasuti Embroidery from Karnataka

Kasuti Embroidery from Karnataka

Kasuti embroidery is a special craft practiced mainly in Uttara Kanara district or the North Kanara district. Its secret lies in the fact that it can ...
Moonj Basketry form Uttar Pradesh

Moonj Basketry form Uttar Pradesh

Uttar Pradesh has a tradition of making baskets for everyday uses and for special occasions by coiling the outer layers of the grass called moonj. Thi ...
Pacchikari: Stone Inlay from Agra

Pacchikari: Stone Inlay from Agra

Pacchikari or the inlay of semi-precious stones—agate, turquoise, cornelian, jasper, bloodstone, mother-of-pearl, malachite and lapis lazuli—in marble ...
Meenakari from Uttar Pradesh

Meenakari from Uttar Pradesh

Meenakari is a crystal form of glass fused with metal oxides like silver, gold, copper and zinc. The meenakari of Varanasi is known by  its pink colou ...
The gorgeous Pashmina fabric from Kashmir

The gorgeous Pashmina fabric from Kashmir

Pashmina is a fine type of cashmere wool. The textiles made from it were first woven in Kashmir. The wool comes from four distinct breeds of the Cashm ...
Sandalwood Carving from Mysore

Sandalwood Carving from Mysore

Sandalwood is of great religious importance and is an extremely expensive material for carving artifacts. Karnataka has a huge forest-belt and sandal ...
Zardozi Embroidery

Zardozi Embroidery

The zardozi craftsmen in Varanasi and Bareilly specialize in embroidering badges and ceremonial robes. Zardozi is heavy and ornate embroidery in which ...
Boat Making from Kerela

Boat Making from Kerela

  The region of Ernakulam is known for its boat making expert craftsmen. The production cluster is concentrated in Alappuzha district (Alappuzha ...
Gramshree – Empowering Livelihoods

Gramshree – Empowering Livelihoods

In the current context of empowerment and livelihood generation, a strong narrative rests with organisations like Gramshree in Gujarat. Gramshree is a ...
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