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Home is where the cart is…

Home is where the cart is…

A bullock cart (Gadi) wheels through a village trail, carrying all the basic household commodities that a ‘Gadia Lohar’ (nomadic…
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'…
Monsoon’s call

Monsoon’s call

The summer sun starves most of the vegetation and renders an ochre tone to country lands; the water content of…
Trails of Indian fabrics

Trails of Indian fabrics

Following the trail of Indian fabrics through history takes us to some enticing stories in literature. Critical location of the…

Silk Route

Resham (Silk) is known to mankind since 27th century B.C., the discovery of silk is credited to a Chinese Queen…
Stamps on handicrafts

Stamps on handicrafts

Every postage stamp holds a story within itself. The more you look into their archives, the more you understand the…
History of Ajrakh

History of Ajrakh

A king once grew so fond of his bedspread that he insisted his maids to let it stay on his…
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