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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
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
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
Quirky & Soulful: Jaggery Bags

Quirky & Soulful: Jaggery Bags

Their website says - We are Quirky. We are Purposeful. We are Soulful. We are Jaggery. And they for sure are. Jaggery Bags are fun, individualistic a
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