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…
Colours, Textures and more…

Colours, Textures and more…

Every craft has a story to tell, a history, a reason for existence… Some craft objects like fabrics and weapons…
Waking stones

Waking stones

Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, is home of the great fort described as “the pearl in the necklace of the forts of Hind”…
A craft for another

A craft for another

The stages of evolution of mankind, from the Neolithic age to Iron age and then to the Industrialized age, all…
Hisaab – Kitaab

Hisaab – Kitaab

On the festival of Diwali, Hindu traders and businessmen worship the goddess of prosperity and start new account keeping books, marking…
Sketched in Ochre

Sketched in Ochre

Khajuraho, the treasure trove of ancient temples, soaked in the beauty of the ideal human form, moments carved in stone…
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