Artisans and Designers

Sanjhi in your home

What is Sanjhi? Origins The Sanjhi art form has been in existence for centuries and…

Meet Amrut: Hand-crafting leather bags in Hodka, Kutch

The names of certain places often paints a vivid picture in our minds. Hodka village…

TanaBana – Ramji Vankar

‘ ‘Jhini jhini bini chadariya,Kaahe ka tana, kaahe ki bharani,Kaun taar se bini chadariya?‘ –…

Paper Weaving & more with Raahul of ABCD


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Weaving isn’t just a few hundred years old but this repetitive, deeply meditative action to…

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Spreading ‘Indian-ness’ in Canada: In conversation with Aly Velji

“The details are not the details, they make the design.”  – Charles Eames Every single…

Channapatna, can it be saved?

Channapatna craft has been around since the 18th century. While it has had some glorious…

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Tilfi: When these young Banarasis returned to their roots

Once while having a conversation with a weaver in the cold winters of 2013,  three…

Meet the incredibles: Vivek of Kalavilasa & Dhurries

This is a story of someone who graduated from the best Engineering institution in the…

Meet the Maker: Tousif Ansari, a Maheshwari Sari Weaver

It’s almost summer and it’s time for your hand-woven beauties to surface again. Little do…

Udupi and the Kunbi Sari: The Bakula Project

Bakula loves shopping in her village – Hebri (near Udupi); a habit she has had…