A mother, wife, daughter, sister, a farmer, a mason, a carpenter, a cattle rearer, a sweeper,
Ever been to a music concert? …. Well the one that plays in the houses of
Among the north eastern forests of Madhya Pradesh, lies Bandhavgarh National Park, home to fierce tigers
Probably the lesser known offspring of Artisans’ Alliance, Jawaja, the durries of Beawar, Rajasthan, are no
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.
Mashru has characteristic bright contrasting stripes in vibrant colours, instantly uplifting the spirits of a desert traveler. It seems that to make up for the lack of colour in the dry barren deserts, the makers of this fabric put every possible colour together in wonderful, lustrous compositions.
Gaatha brings to you, traditional handicrafts and the culture behind them, directly from the very home of the Indian artisan.