The wearable canvas

The wearable canvas

The practice of self adornment and decoration has always been an integral part of human social life. And with improved…
Of Glitter & Shine

Of Glitter & Shine

Once adorned by the royalties of the country, on the sheen of silk and the softness of velvet, the designs…
Studded Splendors

Studded Splendors

‘Jab pyar kiya toh darna kya….” The landmark number from Mughal-e-Azam puts in front of us a thousand Madhubalas dancing in chorus…

Jeweled Stone

Rajasthan is the land of kings. With a glorious history of Rajputs, it has been endowed with invincible forts, magnificent…
Saurashtra Stitches

Saurashtra Stitches

Gujarat is synonymous with colourful embroideries with rich textures, saturated hues and interspersed sparkles. But it is not just Kutch,…
The Key Maker

The Key Maker

A boat maker works on the seaside in a coastal town, the embroiderer creates her trousseau at home, the basket…
Hide and Seek

Hide and Seek

Wrinkled brown, sturdy leather, like the cracked parched expanses of the Rann, dotted with multicoloured droplets as if sun tanned…

Adaptation

Indigo, spices, muslin and ivory – these were the items of luxury exported from India in the ancient times. Considered a noble…
Sanctum Makers

Sanctum Makers

The Heritage Walk in Ahmedabad starts on a cool morning from the Swaminarayan Temple and takes you around the lanes…
Painted Songs

Painted Songs

A synesthetic expression…where songs and words dance on canvas, colours and patterns make musical harmonies… The Gond tribal painting is…
An alternate essential

An alternate essential

It is only in Kutch that bright colours of richly embroidered garments find the company of ample silver jewellery, and…
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