Among the north eastern forests of Madhya Pradesh, lies Bandhavgarh National Park, home to fierce tigers
A few kilometres from Bhubaneshwar, the capital of Orissa, is a village where all houses and shops
Patola is one of the most prized and valued textiles. (As described in the earlier post on “Patola” ) It is revered not just for its religious significance across many faiths, but also for the amazing level of skill and perseverance required to make it.
Pethapur village in Gandhinagar, Gujarat, is a hub of wood block makers, who supply customized blocks to the centres of block printing. Wooden block making has been a popular profession among the inhabitants of Pethapur for about 300 years.
Large fields, small hills, going uphill in the summer and coming downhill in the winter,
Khes is a floor spread and bed covering that is traditionally made of cotton. The thinner ones are used as bed coverings in winter and the thicker ones are used in place of shawls during winters. It is a household craft and is mostly woven by the women folk for their daughters, as an article for dowry.
Gaatha brings to you, traditional handicrafts and the culture behind them, directly from the very home of the Indian artisan.