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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 ...
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 ...
Loin loom weaving

Loin loom weaving

Throughout the states that comprise the North East of India, weaving is an integral part of the culture. Practiced almost always by women, It’s a part ...
Blue Pottery from Jaipur, Rajasthan

Blue Pottery from Jaipur, Rajasthan

The Persian Art of blue pottery came to Jaipur from Persia and Afghanistan via Mughal Courts.The blue pottery is glazed and low-fired. Some of this po ...
Bhitti Chitra Kala from Bikaner, Rajathan

Bhitti Chitra Kala from Bikaner, Rajathan

Bhitti Chitra Kala was practiced by the Matheran or Mahatma community who were renowned for their mineral painted elaborate depictions of religious th ...
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