Crafts and Craftisans

Paper-thin Kagzi Pottery from Ramgarh

Alwar is know the world over for Kagzi pottery. Kagzi translates into paper thin and this pottery, that is now famous the world over is extremely lightweight and thin, although quite sturdy. One of its torchbearers is Om Prakash Galav, a fifth generation potter who has been celebrated and awarded for his contribution to terracotta craft.

Sanjhi in your home

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

barmer, pattu, weaving, rajasthan, handloom

Modharam Meghwal, National Awardee

Sitting on a charpai is his towering personality with a huge vibrant saafa and big…

knitting-winters-cause

Mental Health – Getting Crafty can help

You want to sit down to write but you have no idea where to begin,…

aipan, uttarkhand

Aipan – Art from the Himalayas

The snow in the Himalayas dictates the intensity of the cold in North India but…

Basket Weaving – The ‘Moonj’ way

Basketry is as old a craft as perhaps pottery, practised by communities across the world…

Mukaish, Kamdani or Badla – traditional embellishment techniques

Indian traditional apparel and costumes, specially the ones made for festive occasions tend to be…

Phulkari: Punjab’s pride

Phulkari from the wonderful land of Punjab shouts out joy, happiness, laughter, colour, togetherness and…

Livecrafts: Empowering Creative Hands

We are passionate about handmade crafts of India. Delving deeper into the stories they spin,…

The Ganjifa Cards: Craft Revival

Who doesn’t like a good card game? Remember the long summer afternoons that were spent playing…