Kasuti embroidery from Karnataka

I realized this morning that I had not written about a specific craft of India in a long time! How terrible of me and I apologize profusely for this. I…

The Monsoon colours

The end of the scorching summers, the beginning of the monsoon season, also the times for enjoying ‘chai’ in transparent glasses, accompanied with pakoras, samosas perhaps seated on your favourite  window…

Fashion Inspirations from Kutch

The Hindi cinema that most of us love, sometimes eulogize and at other times just junk has never seized to inspire – be it in style, fashion, travel locations and well,…

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…

Breezy Kota doria for the summers

It’s summer and everyone is after soft, comfortable fabrics. Mulmul and Kota Doria come to mind. I have grown up with seeing women in my family wear the most beautiful…

Woven Poetry – The Venkatagiri Saree

Exotic hues with gold embraced  Intricately woven,  delicate grace, Like tender petals, drapes allure,  Silk rich, sensual, pure Glimmering, shaded, passionate sheens,  Royal sheers  to  drape a queen, Exquisite work,…

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…

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’…