Batik, originated in Indonesia, is a form of resist dyeing using wax. It 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. It 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.
The traditional Indian festival of the annual Camel Fair at Pushkar has surpassed the original intention to attract camel traders to now become a major tourist attraction. It is a fascinating sight to see thousands of camels converge on the tiny desert town of Pushkar and witness the cultural festivities that are a part of… Continue reading Rajasthani traditions in abundance – Camel Fair of Pushkar
Master-art of weaving, Jamdani has been declared as an intangible cultural heritage by UNESCO. What more introduction and acknowledgment does it require! Originally known as Dhakai, it is a handloom woven fabric made of cotton, which historically was referred to as muslin. Jamdani textiles combine intricacy of design with muted or vibrant colors and the finished garments are highly breathable. Therefore, it… Continue reading Jamdani weaving – Intangible cultural heritage
Amidst the corona pandemic, we women are seriously having our hands full, right? From being first time barbers for the men/boys of our house to doubling as household help to taking up challenges of working from home and a host of other duties. We women rise up against all odds and find ways to make… Continue reading #WomenWeSalute: Inspirational Tales Of Incredible Women
When we talk about patterns or prints woven on textiles, there are numerous works of art that are a pride of our heritage. Paisley design is one such print which has travelled seasons, boundaries and eras to withstand the volatile fashion sense and emerge out lovable and popular as ever. Resembling a tear drop or… Continue reading Paisley- An evergreen pattern of Indian textiles