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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
Avani – Imparting livelihood skills to people living in the Rural Himalayan region

Avani – Imparting livelihood skills to people living in the Rural Himalayan region

Nestled in the picturesque surroundings of Kumoan, Uttaranchal in India one organization has been working tirelessly to empower, educate and create op
That which floats in air – Kota Doria

That which floats in air – Kota Doria

The light, gossamer touch of the Kota doria fabric will remind you of a delicate spiders’ web. It’s a unique and an almost transparent weave which is
Pattachitra Art from Orissa, India

Pattachitra Art from Orissa, India

Pattachitra is an ancient folk art from eastern India whose charm lies in its effortless style of sketching, colours, lines and space usage. The word
Bidri Ware: The magic of materials

Bidri Ware: The magic of materials

The basic material used is an alloy of 94% zinc and 6% copper and a special soil that is found only in Bidar, the state of Karnataka,  Intricate inlay
Mashru Weaving Gujarat

Mashru Weaving Gujarat

The Mashru fabric is a vibrant, handwoven mix of Silk and Cotton textiles. The word ‘Mashru’ means ‘permitted’ in Arabic and its Sanskrit variation ‘M
Bandhani dyeing from Gujarat

Bandhani dyeing from Gujarat

Bandhani refers to the technique of creating patterned textiles by resisting parts of a fabric by tying knots on it before it is dyed. This ancient cr
Kaleen (Carpets) making from Kashmir

Kaleen (Carpets) making from Kashmir

In Kashmir, carpet designs are identified by the names of carpet weaving centres in Iran such as Kirman, Kashan, Meshad, Ardabil, Qum, Hamadan Faragha
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