Author: Jayana Charles

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 ...
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 delicate Zardozi Embroidery

The delicate Zardozi Embroidery

The zardozi craftsmen in Varanasi and Bareilly specialize in embroidering badges and ceremonial robes. Zardozi is heavy and ornate embroidery in which ...
The wonders of Ajrakh cloth printing

The wonders of Ajrakh cloth printing

Ajrakh textiles are printed on both sides in the dominant shades of indigo and madder and characterized by their use of mordanting and multiple dyeing ...
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 ...
The Exquisite craft of Patola Weaving

The Exquisite craft of Patola Weaving

Patola is one of the famous textiles from Gujarat characterized by weaving of separately dyed warp and weft yarns to create surface motifs. It is one ...
Jawaja Leather: The beauty of hand stiched Leather

Jawaja Leather: The beauty of hand stiched Leather

Jawaja leather is a flourishing craft, with its unique identity and style, and is becoming known across the world. The beauty of Jawaja leather wor ...
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