It’s raining outside. The off-white walls of the old mansion turn from a spotted leopard
Husband & wife weave together on a loom. Simple jacquards are used to make the motifs along with border with an extra weft.
Etikoppaka excelled in making playing tops and Baranis (wooden boxes) to contain various items to be offered to Gods since historic times.
they reached Madurai & mesmerized by the spiritual aura, finally settled in & later dispersed to various other places in Tamil Nadu from there, one of them being the Dindigul region. Their skill earned them the title of “Pattunulkarar”, meaning “the silk weaver”,
Koorai Pattu Pudavai, a sari for the lasting journey of marriages worn by women folk of a few casts of Hindu Community of Tamil Nadu
Pilkuwa motifs are inspired from existing vocabulary of motifs like Mughal Butta, Soorajmukhi Jaal, Tree of Life, elephants, peacocks, been documented by Sardar Hussain.
Gaatha brings to you, traditional handicrafts and the culture behind them, directly from the very home of the Indian artisan.