Embroidery

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Chikankari – by Tanzeb

One of the greatest embroideries to have ‘walked’ this planet has to be Chikankari, which…

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…

The graceful elegance of Lucknawi Chikankari

Flashback…Delhi: 1990s; summer; early morning rush on the roads; women rushing to work and colleges;…

The resurgence of the poetic Parsi Gara

Last week was quite busy, in a social sort-of-way with pre-wedding functions and then the…

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Tarusa: Handcrafted luxury

Last week, I visited the grand IHGF, which was tucked away, far away in Greater Noida,…

Kantha jackets – handmade with love

A quick weekend getaway to Jaipur tops one of my ‘favourite-things-to-do’ list, and I managed…

Kasuti embroidery from Karnataka

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

Beauty in simplicity – Toda Embroidery

Embroidery of a region often tells a tale about the history, culture and day-to-day lives…

Kashmir – land of magical embroideries on fabric

Most of us living in Delhi and parts of Northern India would recall the ‘kashmiri-shawl…