Category: Crafts

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Past, Present & Future: The Sheet Metal Work of Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh

Past, Present & Future: The Sheet Metal Work of Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh

In the Moradabad district of Uttar Pradesh lies the unique craft cluster of metal work, comprising over 500 artisans and with a strong revival underwa
Revisiting the age old Royal kitchenware of India

Revisiting the age old Royal kitchenware of India

A nation’s culture resides in the heart and in the soul of its people – Mahatma Gandhi Rejoiced in regal splendor throughout its history, walking
DC Travel Diaries – The magic of Sikki craft weaved with Golden Grass

DC Travel Diaries – The magic of Sikki craft weaved with Golden Grass

Creativity is more than just being different.Anybody can play weird; that’s easy. What’s hard is to be as simple as Bach. Making the simple awesomely
DC travel diaries – exploring Bamboo crafts in Chitrakota and Navatoli

DC travel diaries – exploring Bamboo crafts in Chitrakota and Navatoli

On the seventh day of June 2017, as I was doing an in-depth study of the much known Indian arts and crafts, with an eye on my laptop’s screen, my hear
Carved in stone: the sculptural grandeur of Mysore’s soapstone carvers

Carved in stone: the sculptural grandeur of Mysore’s soapstone carvers

Author A.D.Posey once said “Rocks and minerals: the oldest storytellers.” As the soapstone carving craft of Mysore, Karnataka, one of most unique face
Creating a masterpiece: The story of the world-famous Kolhapuri chappals

Creating a masterpiece: The story of the world-famous Kolhapuri chappals

Hailing from Kolhapur, a southern district in the state of Maharashtra, I am possibly one of the most famous footwear in the world, definitely the mos
The magic of Mashru- Then & Now

The magic of Mashru- Then & Now

Gujarat is the land of kaleidoscope of embroideries and fabrics, and it is from here that Mashru comes. The fabric that glistens like silk and has the
Open Playfulness – Engage your mind with Buddhi Yoga

Open Playfulness – Engage your mind with Buddhi Yoga

Yoga has steadily grown more and more popular over the years. While the east practices it on a more spiritual and religious level, the west has embrac
Celebrating mothers – the one who taught us to live!

Celebrating mothers – the one who taught us to live!

“The clocks were striking midnight and the rooms were very still as a figure glided quietly from bed to bed, smoothing a cover lid here, settling a pi
Orissa’s bamboo craft: the fascinating process from bamboo to a place in your home

Orissa’s bamboo craft: the fascinating process from bamboo to a place in your home

I am the bamboo craft of Orissa, one of the oldest crafts known to man. This is my story. The art and craft tradition of a particular region makes fo
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