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…

The Rarity that is Parsi Gara

Men seldom speak of beauty, beauty as such, Not even lovers think about it much. Women of course consider it for hours In mirrors Wilfred Owen was right in saying so, and why not? Women have been entranced by the mirror since time eternal. And if draped in a Parsi Gara, she has every right…

Maheshwari Saree, the art from the heart of the country.

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…

Everything you need to know about a Madhubani Saree.

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…

Bhagalpuri dress code from the Silk City itself.

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….

Batik, an ancient dyeing technique worthy of revival.

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…

Here’s how your grandma’s Kanjieevaram is made.

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….

Ikat, resist dyed sarees you can’t resist.

Ikat sarees are famous for their unparalleled beauty, and rightly so. The complex process of weaving an Ikat saree accentuates the grace of the wearer. The weaving of Ikat is different from various other resist dyeings as for Ikat weaves, the yarn is dyed first and then weaved. Whereas in batik and bandhani, the fabric is dyed after…

What to know before you buy your Phulkari.

Punjab, a simple word creates a vivid image of sarson ke khet flowing with the wind, clear skies and the smell of soil freshly prepared for farming. From this rich fertile region comes the art of Phulkari, which is the most beloved form of folk art for Punjabi women. Phulkari literally means “flower art”. Mentioned in the eternal…