Linen Sarees – Graceful six yards of Linen

The love story of a woman and her saree is a never fading saga. It’s a tale of romance, of warmth, of fondness with an innate sense of endearment. A woman’s wardrobe with her saree section is most special to her. After all it’s her choice of sarees which pronounces her attitude and reflects her…

Spectacular fabric for an incredible look

Aren’t there a lot of times when we have a particular look of a dress in mind but are unable to get it in any store? A look we might have remembered from a particular movie scene or an appearance of a friend or stranger that might have appealed to us immensely. It does happen;…

Inherent charisma of Ikat prints

The last decade or so has brought about a resurgence of ethnic prints. Fashion designers of today experiment with a lot of traditional forms of printing fabrics and have incorporated a fusion look with them. Among the age old charm of printed fabrics, ikat prints have gained momentum like none other. They are the rage…

Rakshabandhan- Celebrate the bond of bhai-behen this Rakshabandhan

Brother and sister – A relation that is full of quarrel and smiles; of being best friends and best foes; of being confidantes through thick and thin. It is a relationship to cherish, enjoy and be proud of; no matter what age group one fall into. Rakshabandhan is all that and much more – a…

Saawan

This Saawan – Wear the colour of Nature The Hindi month of Shrawan or ‘Saawan” is right here! Coinciding with the rainy season, the month has its special significance that embodies life in a new spectrum. It’s the time when nature envelops itself in a green panorama. The season of vitality provides a sense of…

Shibori

The Japanese have given us films, architecture, porcelain, literature, martial arts and so much more. Japanese culture is popular all over the world owing to the sensibility is bestows. One of the many gifts from Japanese culture is the Shibori technique. Shibori is a manual resist dyeing technique that produces beautiful patterns on the fabric…

The Precious Pashmina.

“Agar Firdaus bar ru-e-zameen ast, Hami ast o-hami ast o-hami ast.” Truly spoken by Jehangir, his words still hold truth. If there is heaven on Earth, it is here, it is here, it is here. Kashmir has been our paradise, abundantly blessing us with sustenance and hearth. From this land of beauty, comes the heavenly…

How to drape a Parsi Gara

Parsi Gara is a family heirloom, passed down from generations to generations. It is the pride of every Parsi lady as being handed one marks a beginning of a special phase of the lady’s life. Handwoven with beautiful intricate embroidery, this saree is beloved by everyone. What makes it stand out is not only the…

Kashmiri embroidery, a gift to the world from Heaven itself.

His glory, by whose might all things are mov’d, Pierces the universe, and in one part Sheds more resplendence, elsewhere less.  In heav’n, That largeliest of his light partakes, was I, Witness of things, which to relate again Surpasseth power of him who comes from thence; For that, so near approaching its desire Our intellect…

Mukaish Work: Lucknow’s delight since time eternal

Mukaish work, also Mukesh work or Mokesh work, has been a cultural pride for Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. This embroidery can be seen in a majority of Lucknowi wear such as salwar kameez and kurti as well as bridal lehengas. This embroidery mostly involves using twisted metallic threads and creating patterns over already drawn patterns, creating…