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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…

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…

Style for this Monsoon

Respite from the heat, the freshly washed lushness of the surroundings,  the earthy scent that…

Mukaish, Kamdani or Badla – traditional embellishment techniques

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

alternative sari, style, regional drape

Alternative Sari Drapes: Explore the Regional Drapes with Border & Fall’s ‘The Sari Series’

Sari, is a quintessential piece of clothing in every Indian girl’s wardrobe.  I am in…

Preserving Simplicity – Textile Tales by Maku

It’s all about the weavers, they say…well it should be, but is it really?? As…

Raw Mango: Simplifying and reimagining the saree

Leonardo da Vinci once said, “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication”.  People who know me say…

Who made your clothes and #whomademyclothes ? – Part I


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When I was younger, I was mostly dressed in the most beautifully styled dresses, (we…

Hand Block Printing Rocks

It seems that hand block printing has been around for thousands of years, but I…

The graceful elegance of Lucknawi Chikankari

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