Whenever we think of Handloom, we get a picture of countless artisans working endlessly to be a part of the largest cottage industry of our country. It is the relentless pursuit of these craftsmen to not only compete with the machine loom but also better it in every way. This Handloom Day they all deserve… Continue reading Handloom – the weaves of India
Men, get set to shop! This time it is neither for your wife or girlfriend nor for your mom. It is for your sister. Bhai dooj is around the corner and you must be more than bewildered about what to give your sister. After all she must be the fussiest, fastidious and fault finding one… Continue reading Ideas for Bhai Dooj gifts for your sister
Dupattas have stood the test of time and have come off as the most versatile piece of clothing. Here are ways to style your dupattas to look your best! Soof Work Dupattas Banarasi Dupatta Banarasi dupattas are the perfect addition to your wardrobe if you look to add a touch of India to… Continue reading Dupattas, the style statement you didn’t know you needed!
1.Banarasi Katan Silk Dupatta with Cow Motif. This look is definitely not for the ones weak at heart. The color, the print, the drape, everything about this dupatta shows your bold side. It is a sure choice for anyone who chooses to stand out in a crowd.Banaras is one of the most devout places of… Continue reading These dupattas will make you stand out from the crowd!
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.
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.
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… Continue reading Ikat, resist dyed sarees you can’t resist.
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… Continue reading What to know before you buy your Phulkari.
A Banarasi sari is a sari made in Varanasi, a city which is also called Benares or Banaras. The saris are among the finest saris in India and are known for their gold and silver brocade or zari, fine silk and opulent embroidery. The saris are made of finely woven silk and are decorated with… Continue reading Banarasi Saree, a poetry woven on silk
Ajrakh, is a style of block printing designs to create beautiful patterns mostly seen on tiles and shawls. Ajrakh has now become synonyms with Sindhi cultures and tradition. Women use ajrak prints in sarees, shawls, dupattas, and other styles. Men use this print on their turbans, kamar-bandhs and or simply drape it. Common colors found… Continue reading Ajrakh to bless your everyday wardrobe.