Aipan – Art from the Himalayas

The snow in the Himalayas dictates the intensity of the cold in North India but somehow the art and craft forms of the region seem to have had less of…

5 ways to add Indian Elements to your Home

Indian elements …What does it even mean? For me, it personally means welcoming all guests with the most delicious warming cup of chai.  Though, I suppose it does have a…

Artisan is an agent of Change, believes Paces Crafts

We love real stories that revolve around empowering artisans, improving livelihoods and keeping the handcrafts alive.  So, when we heard about Indra Cox and Paces Crafts, we had to share it with…

Events to look out for in January 2018

It’s a new year, a new dawn and there are opportunities galore! India never sleeps and as festivals and celebrations mark the first month of the year, we notice the…

2017 – The year of the Sari

As 2017 draws to a close, I reflect on all my experiences and learnings from this year. What stands out most for me, is my renewed enthusiasm for the humble…

Love for Handmade & Hand-finished

Hand-stitched clothes and knitted garments were the norm for us when we were growing up. It certainly wasn’t because of our mothers and grandmothers’  love for handmade, but that was…

The Textile Studio – Kuzu

Saving age-old traditions and crafts one day at a time, and showcasing them to the world is what  Kuzu, the textile studio based in Gangtok, Sikkim, is focussing on. Karma…

Basket Weaving – The ‘Moonj’ way

Basketry is as old a craft as perhaps pottery, practised by communities across the world using a variety of techniques and an array of materials.  A typical basket is made…

Women on Wings – Empowering Women in Rural India

“If you invest in a woman you invest in a whole family. Women on Wings starts where others normally stop. Sharing knowledge and skills is just as important as micro-finance”,…

Ikali – Bringing magic from the North-East of India

When I hear a mention of North-East of India, an image of brightly coloured, handwoven textiles comes to mind. These brightly colourful shawls seen in just about every Indian army…