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…

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…

Preserving Simplicity – Textile Tales by Maku

It’s all about the weavers, they say…well it should be, but is it really?? As most people know, weaving is a fairly labour-intensive process. Yet, the weavers who painstakingly create the magnificence…

Dupattas-to notch up your outfit

‘Dupattas’ are well-known to us, Indian women.  We grew up seeing the stylish ones worn at festive occasions and the ordinary ones at home, even worn on ‘night wear’ by some…

Sarees: Designers, Curators- I

Do you love draping a saree? I certainly do and living here in the UK, I never miss an opportunity to wear one,  and especially, if the saree is a ‘hand-me-down‘, then for…

The Royal Chanderi

It is officially autumn, and while it may not be the season for the soft, breezy Chanderis, the sun is still in its glory permitting us some more time to…

Handwoven bag from Himachal

A black linen dress and this handwoven bag in red from Himachal Pradesh – now, that is what I have my heart totally, totally set on! Visualise yourself in a well-fitted,…