Posts Tagged "Gujarat"

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…
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…
Sanctum Makers

Sanctum Makers

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

Woven Pixels

A precious piece of heirloom, passed down through generations and preserved to be brought out only for the most important…
Mirrors, mirrors on the Wall….

Mirrors, mirrors on the Wall….

Among the remains of one of the most ancient civilizations, at the Indus Valley site at Dholavira, Gujarat, were pieces of earthen…
Leaving Impressions

Leaving Impressions

Like the patter of raindrops on the window, like the beat of gentle drums, a rhythmic, repetitive pattern spreading across…
Sankheda Furniture

Sankheda Furniture

A craft tradition so deeply inherent in the collective identity of the practitioners, that their town is named after it. Sankheda,…
Lacquer Lathe Work

Lacquer Lathe Work

Colour permeates every single activity in an Indian’s life, more so in our villages. In Kutch, Gujarat, colour pervades not just…
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