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Which is the Prettiest Print?

The art of printing on textiles has been around for centuries and most … read more

Date Added: 23/03/2018

10 Inspired Looks This Season

The festive season is here and with it many occasions to dress up and celebrate with friends and family.  Find inspiration for your look th … read more

Date Added: 18/10/2017

The Story of the Saree - 3

(Please note this blog article has been edited from Vimla Patil's … read more

Date Added: 23/05/2017

The Story of the Saree - 2

(Please note this blog article has been edited from Vimla Patil’s article “The Origin of the Saree”, July 2 … read more

Date Added: 03/05/2017

The Story of the Saree

(Please note this blog article has been edited from Vimla Patil’s article “The Origin of the Saree”, July 2 … read more

Date Added: 21/04/2017

Folk and Tribal Art of Bengal


Folk art has many forms in India but it is only in recent years that it has received it … read more

Date Added: 17/04/2017

The Art of Wearing a Square

The pocket square, peeking from the breast pocket of a well-cut suit, has become the defining style element in every gentleman's wardrobe. So ho … read more

Date Added: 31/03/2017

Wooden Dolls of Nutangram


West Bengal is one of India's foremost traditional craft producers. One such craft is d … read more

Date Added: 21/03/2017

A Glorious Past - Indian Cotton

The looms of India's cotton handloom industry have woven fabric that clothed people all over … read more

Date Added: 22/02/2017

Discovering 'Wild Silk'

Beautifully sprawled out on the southern banks of the ganges is the silk city of In … read more

Date Added: 20/01/2017

Kalpatharu - The Virtuous Tree


In India, trees are sacred and are associated with different gods and goddesses reveali … read more

Date Added: 11/01/2017

The Rapturous Wrap

Enhancement pieces in the world of fashion are items that have the power to enhance an outfit rather than overwhelm it and the simple scarf neat … read more

Date Added: 07/12/2016

Roadmap to Enlightenment

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Date Added: 04/11/2016


The Mahishasura-Mardini form of goddess Durga prevails over all her other forms and this is the form most often depicted in votive art. In fact, … read more

Date Added: 06/10/2016

Khara-Chuna: Block Printing

B … read more

Date Added: 11/08/2016

The Art of Shibori Tie and Dye

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Date Added: 11/08/2016

Tamra Patra

Copper, one of the earliest elements kno … read more

Date Added: 11/05/2016

The Ajrak Legacy

India's recorded history of clothing goes back to the Indus Valley Civilisation where cotton was spun, woven and dyed. Around the 1st century AD … read more

Date Added: 01/02/2016

Chanderi - The Sufi Weave

Chanderi is an old fortified town nestled between the hills alongside Betwa River in Madhya Pradesh. It does not even have a train station, but … read more

Date Added: 01/02/2016

Warli Paintings

Warli tribal paintings are traditionally done by an indigenous tribe called the Warlis who live in the Maharashtra-Gujarat border area.  Wa … read more

Date Added: 30/08/2014

Patachitra / Talapatra Paintings

The origin of Patachitra and Talpatra paintings is linked with the famous Jagannath temple of Puri, which was built around 10th centu … read more

Date Added: 23/08/2014

Mithila Paintings

Legend has it that Madhubani paintings or Mithila Paintings originated at the time of the Ramayana, when King Janak commissioned artists to do p … read more

Date Added: 23/08/2014

Afghani/Kuchi jewellery

Article dated - July 2013


Afghani Pashtun nomads (Kuchis) have maintained their nomadic lifestyle for more than 300 … read more

Date Added: 04/01/2014

Bani Thani of Kishangarh

In the 18th century the art of miniature painting had become quite popular in the Rajput states. Ateliers were maintained not only at … read more

Date Added: 02/01/2014

Of Phads and Bhopas

Article dated - Jan 2013

Phad painting, a form of folk painting that originated in the princely state of Shahpura, … read more

Date Added: 01/01/2014

Tagore’s world of colour

Article dated - Jan 2003

If ‘red’ is not what others mean by ‘red’, if ‘green’ is not what others mean by ‘green’, th … read more

Date Added: 30/12/2013

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