Hand Block Printing Rocks

It seems that hand block printing has been around for thousands of years, but I don’t remember my mother wearing hand-block printed sarees at all! Hand block printing clothes are…

Araash Fresco Painting: A new identity with pops of colour

The euphoria of a discovery that eventually summarises the very purpose of one’s work is difficult to express. If we’re fortunate, we experience it, and life is never the same again! Probably Muirne Kate…

What does wearing ‘Ajrakh’ mean to you?

What does wearing ‘Ajrakh’ mean to you? I know there is a technical definition out there, but to me, it signifies style, earthiness and immense pride…a design soaked in the labour of hard work, that…

Printing traditions: Sanganer & Bagru

Rajasthan has a rich tradition in textiles dyeing and printing. We had written about the magic of Bandhej in one of our earlier posts and just as we were touring the…

Kalamkari, a craft, a tradition

Sometimes you find inspirations in the most unexpected places, like I did for this post. I was clearing up my old greeting cards (yes, I am a hoarder), and I…

Feeling the ‘Bandhej’ magic

Jodhpur, a bright and colourful city in Rajasthan is home to magnificent ancient forts with thousands of years of history tucked away. In addition,  you can find tiny, narrow lanes…