Handicrafts of India

अभिनन्दन from Gaatha

Gaatha project was originally conjured only for researching and documenting the rapid erosion of Indian craft clusters and heritage. However, we soon learnt from the artisans themselves that need was not to do research alone, but to restore ‘pride and serious commercial opportunity’ in their ecosystem. Today Gaatha thus aims to bring the lost respect and wealth back to these beautiful and aesthetically rich Indian handicraft clusters. These researches are important because just like Industrial goods sell on ‘features’, crafts sell on the processes / stories / heritage that go into making them.

We should give crafts a fair chance, someone is right now merrily making something for us, singing a folk song, in a humble house, deep inside India.

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Muthwa women kutch

A stitch, a leap!

Mutwa embroidery… the embroidery of a girl who travels far in her imagination while social confines keep her within limits.
Kilhapuri chappal process

Winds on Foot…

Kolhapuri chhapals easily identified by their look. also have names like Kapsae, Korwnda, ShahuMaharaj, Maherban, LadiesPaper etc.

Waves of a Desert…

Kevat community wears only red Bandhani turban at all occasions. Jat community in Narwa village wears a bright yellow turban.


Goa under the Portuguese rule used to be a hub for handloom weaving and many weavers had flourishing workshops that


Bengal is famous for its weaving tradition, many small towns like Fulia, Baluchari, Begampur, Atpur are keeping this culture alive.