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The ‘Tree of Life’ Motif in Indian Folk Art

How often have you looked at a particular fabric or art and exclaimed in excitement…

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Lai – Walk in the alleyways of Old Delhi

If you like me carry a little bit of Old Delhi within you, then you…

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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…

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Aipan – Art from the Himalayas

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

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Artisan is an agent of Change, believes Paces Crafts

We love real stories that revolve around empowering artisans, improving livelihoods and keeping the handcrafts alive.  So,…

The Kullu Shawl and weaving traditions along ‘The Wool Road’


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Many years ago, along a winded dusty road, there were two small villages in the…

2017 – The year of the Sari

As 2017 draws to a close, I reflect on all my experiences and learnings from…