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The Silk Village: Sualkuchi

The Silk Village: Sualkuchi

What do you call a sleepy village in Assam, where the entire population weaves magic with silk? “Silk-haven”, “Manchester of…
Cotton Weaves of Orissa

Cotton Weaves of Orissa

In early 16th century when Vaishnav cult was flourishing, a group of weavers from Bengal migrated to Orissa with Chaitnya…
Appliqué Kaam

Appliqué Kaam

A camp in a desert or a hunting expedition in the middle of a forest or a battle field, something…
Photoloomic ~ Baluchari

Photoloomic ~ Baluchari

Mankind has always been inspired by images as visual references. Since the time we lived in caves a primal desire…
Brooms & Superstitions

Brooms & Superstitions

While superstitions surrounding our lives might be a big turn off for the present generation, probing slightly deeper may reveal…
Mediya

Mediya

Lying in the western frontiers of India, the Gujarat province with its 1600 km long coastline has been the centre…
Dhokra

Dhokra

“If an image has to be made, it must be made of wax first” Vishnusamhita, 5th century AD. Under clouds…
Banarasi from Varanasi

Banarasi from Varanasi

“Older than history, older than tradition, older even than legend—and looks twice as old as all of them put together."-…
Mother’s love

Mother’s love

On a winter afternoon in the Himalayas, whether it is the foothills of Uttarakhand or the sublime valleys in the…
Bead jeweled!

Bead jeweled!

An adolescent girl is sitting on the porch of a neatly arranged hut, fiddling with glass beads and threads, making…
Cased treasures…

Cased treasures…

A carpet of dried maple leaves and the sound of two pairs of tiny feet squirreling around, crushing them beneath,…
Nandna

Nandna

From the plateaus of Madhya Pradesh, to the arid Thar Desert of Rajastha, to those of salt along the coastal…
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