Category: Crafts

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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 ...
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 ...
Lac Art of Rajasthan

Lac Art of Rajasthan

Lac is a  resinous substance  secreted  by  an  insect  called Kerria Lacca. The insect  hosts  itself  on the branches of  certain  trees  such  as k ...

Rhythm of the Blocks : A film on the Block Printing of Bagru, Rajasthan

The film opens with yards of printed and dyed cloth being let down from the roofs to dry. Camera is down; looking up and the cloth simply float over t ...
The Art of Ajrakh and a Maker

The Art of Ajrakh and a Maker

Akin to high art on fabric, Ajrak is sheer beauty of form . The Ajrakh dyer uses the deepest blue of indigo and the molten red of madder eulogising th ...
A Contemporary approach to Traditional: Potli and Kadam

A Contemporary approach to Traditional: Potli and Kadam

In this global consumerist eco system, it is essential that the tangible and intangible tradition and culture of a place has to be infused with a cont ...
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