Jewellery as wearable art

As long as the human race exists, there would continue to be a need for jewellery. For some, wearing jewellery satiates the need to prove their ‘richness quotient’ to the…

Pom-Pom is Happiness!

Sometimes, a plain  white scarf, a simple linen saree, a hat, all look ‘lonely’ in my opinion, as if looking out for a hug, and I reckon, the best way to…

Create keepsakes from old clothes and jewellery

As we grow older, we collect a lot of precious memories, sometimes as simple gifts from parents and grandparents.  A traditional gold or silver coin that was given to a…

The Gond Art Form

Are you one of those, who is always on the lookout for handmade pressies, that use ancient Indian craft techniques? Most of them are made by artisans, generally unknown to…

Phulkari: Punjab’s pride

Phulkari from the wonderful land of Punjab shouts out joy, happiness, laughter, colour, togetherness and endless love….People of Punjab have been weaving the most magical craft stories for centuries . A…

Spreading Indianness: Meet the Chaiwalli in Australia

We love handmade, we love Indian artists, whether in India or in another part of the world. We have a ‘little bit’ of special love for those Indian artists who…

Return of the Metals: Copper, Brass & Bronze in the Kitchen

Being in India for Holi is one of the most memorable time for me. On a visit to a friend’s home, scrumptious food was served in the most beautiful bronze…

The graceful elegance of Lucknawi Chikankari

Flashback…Delhi: 1990s; summer; early morning rush on the roads; women rushing to work and colleges; some in ‘chartered buses’ while others in auto-rickshaws; some driving to work…and amongst all this…

Dhurries & Cushions: It’s Springtime!

Spring is almost here and what better way to welcome it than with light, handwoven ‘dhurries’ aka cotton (mostly!) rugs and colourful cushions in your home.  Rewind a few decades,  and…

Jewellery: handcrafted magic you would love

Weddings and festive occasions are round the corner, and  jewellery beckons once again! When I was growing up, attending any wedding meant, a trip to the ‘bank locker’  to retrieve gold…