Posts Tagged "Kutch"

Song of the Needle

Song of the Needle

A mother, wife, daughter, sister, a farmer, a mason, a carpenter, a cattle rearer, a sweeper, a washer, a cook, an…
Tying a knot to tradition

Tying a knot to tradition

A familiar chatter swells in the air as feet chase the trail of a carelessly flying odhani in the by-lanes…
Adorning Ornamental Identities

Adorning Ornamental Identities

The demure look of the eyes and the colorful exuberance of the costumes of a new bride amidst the Kutch lands are…
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…
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…
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…

Voyage Across Time

Where the river Rukmavati meets the Arabian Sea, at the ship building yard of Mandvi, it seems that time has stood still here. Half finished…
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…
Kutch Embroidery…

Kutch Embroidery…

Think of Gujarat and vibrant images flash across the mind… the exhilarating Garba, decorated camels in the great Rann and everyone…
Metal Bells of Kutch

Metal Bells of Kutch

“Godhuli”… long shadows of dusk, a cloud of dust covering the orange horizon and the sounds of tinkering bells, announcing…
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