Posts by: Gaatha

Channapatna

Channapatna

The floor is surfaced with sharp wood splinters and sawdust. Unlike other work-sheds, afternoons here are swift & hasty and…
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…
Photoloomic ~ Baluchari

Photoloomic ~ Baluchari

Mankind has always been inspired by images as visual references. Since the time we lived in caves a primal desire…
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…
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…
Painted whispers of Mithila

Painted whispers of Mithila

Janakpur is the place from where Raja Janak ruled the whole Mithila kingdom centuries ago. In Sitamarhi, a historical place…
Dabu printing

Dabu printing

The lush earth , in an embrace with fabric, sprouts beautiful patterns. And the earth had it’s playful ways, in…
Teer~Kmaan

Teer~Kmaan

It was midsummer of 1576 at Halidghati, Bhil warriors kept a close watch on Mughal army from the hills. Mewar army under the…
Calico

Calico

Indian fabrics were one of the earliest forms of woven textiles and over centuries they have touched many lives across…
I weave your name on the loom of my mind

I weave your name on the loom of my mind

जब मैं था तब हरि नहीं, अब हरि हैं मैं नाहिं। प्रेम गली अति सॉंकरी, तामें दो न समाहिं।। These lines were written by Kabir, one of the greatest poets to grace Indian mainland. The word 'Kabir'…
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