Maheshwari sarees derive their name from the city of their origin, Maheshwar, a district in Madhya Pradesh. Maheshwar has been culturally rich since the 5th century and has been a prime center of handloom weaving. Rani Ahilyabai Holkar is renowned for popularizing the Maheshwari saree by appointing a group of weavers to create these sarees… Continue reading Maheshwari Saree, the art from the heart of the country.
Madhubani art is a form of folk art popular in the region of Mithila, which extends from Bihar upto Nepal. Mithila paintings are painted on the walls of this region using natural dyes and colors like indigo, myrabolan, turmeric and twigs or fingers instead of brushes. This art is said to be originated in Ramayana… Continue reading Everything you need to know about a Madhubani Saree.
Bhagalpur is popularly known as the Silk City of India, and rightly so. Bhagalpur is one of the most fertile ranges of India, blessed by River Ganga herself. Along with giving us our daily bread, and our melodious Kishore Kumar, this city has blessed us with the Queen of all Fabrics that is Bhagalpuri Silk.… Continue reading Bhagalpuri dress code from the Silk City itself.
Chanderi, is a town in Madhya Pradesh popular for the weaving of Chanderi sarees. They are characterized by a soft feel, and are most loved for their luxurious look. This suave look is achieved by weaving silk along with gold zari on a traditional cotton yarn. Chanderi is weaved either into cotton or silk. Chanderi… Continue reading Chanderi, an art form from the heart of India, here to steal your hearts.
Batik, originated in Indonesia, is a form of resist dyeing using wax. Batik is traditionally made in several countries like India, Egypt, China, Japan, Nigeria, Senegal and many more. Indonesian batik is the most popular out of all. Batik is an ancient art form that is popular worldwide to this date. Read on to understand… Continue reading Batik, an ancient dyeing technique worthy of revival.
Kanjeevaram is always more than just a saree, it is a family heirloom passed down to you from your mother, which was passed down to her by her mother. It has never happened that a Kanjeevaram has traveled alone. Along with every saree that is passed down, travels love, affection and the experience of ages.… Continue reading Here’s how your grandma’s Kanjieevaram is made.