Crafts and Craftisans

The Tussar Affair

I was attending a Diwali party last week and the most entertaining aspect for me was analysing…

Patachitra: Not just another folk art

A couple of years back, on one of my visits to Kolkata, I happened to…

Moradabad: Lighting up the world

‘When I received my first paycheck from my now known day job, I spent it…

Rendezvous with crafts at Dastkar!

I had been in Delhi for the wonderfully, long summer holidays and squeezed in many…

Kasuti embroidery from Karnataka

I realized this morning that I had not written about a specific craft of India…

Fashion Inspirations from Kutch

The Hindi cinema that most of us love, sometimes eulogize and at other times just junk…

Madhubani magic: Bharti Dayal

Sometimes you see something so beautiful that it mesmerizes you for the rest of your…

block-printing-rajasthan

Printing traditions: Sanganer & Bagru

Rajasthan has a rich tradition in textiles dyeing and printing. We had written about the…

Painting walls with inspiration from India

Wall murals and frescoes have been associated with Indian art forms for centuries. Folk art…

Reading, learning with Indian Folk Art

A book can be a child’s best friend! Encouraging a child to choose a book…