Muted Mondays – Terracotta Jewellery

Just met a girl who absolutely loves ‘natural’ jewellery. I love silver, instead! I always thought ‘natural’ meant thread and perhaps with glass beads. This girl’s talk made me want…

Silks from the North-East

There is so much that the wonderful land of the North-East of India has to offer. I have spoken about foods and jewellery in my previous posts and this post is…

Creativity in leather from Rajasthan

There is so much of brilliance in craftsmanship in Rajasthan, that we will probably take days to write about it all…but as we explore the rich crafts from the state…

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…

Blissful Whites and perhaps some colour

‘Dress shabbily and they remember the dress; dress impeccably and they remember the woman’  said Coco Chanel. With Holi just around the corner, followed by lovely, long summer months, the ‘need’…

Spring Style – The Indian way!

As you guys have probably guessed, I am quite excited about the shedding of layers and layers of winter clothes. It’s so liberating, so exhilarating! I love the process of…

Kashmir – land of magical embroideries on fabric

Most of us living in Delhi and parts of Northern India would recall the ‘kashmiri-shawl wallah‘ setting up a stall in the neighbourhood or visiting our homes selling exquisite hand…

‘Darzi’ ka brilliance with Khadi – Creating masterpieces

We in India, sometimes take our independence and  ‘darzi’ (also referred to as masterji, lovingly) for granted! Both need to be respected, cherished and valued!  I know, very dissimilar topics of discussion…

Unfolding the world of Ikat

Sometimes, the treasure trove you have at the back of your closet can pleasantly surprise you. It certainly did this morning, as the lopsided clothes in the front of my closet…

The Bangle Stack – Traditional Collection from Bengal

Way back, when I was in school, one of my favourite poems was ‘The Bangle Sellers’ by Sarojini Naidu. I loved it then, I love it now and before I…