Year 2016 is passing by on fast forward mode. I'm occupied in multiple projects at this time and I apologize for the gap of 3 months in writing a new post. I had been travelling, exploring new crafts and nature. In August, I got the chance to travel down to Coorg (Karnataka). It was the... Continue Reading →

Shazar

Shazar in Persian means tree,and the stone,dendrite agate, gets its name from beautiful formations in the stone. Shazar was discovered in Banda about 400 years ago by an Arab. Banda city is located on the bank of Ken River. He was mesmerized by its colorful patterns that looked like leaves and trees and so he... Continue Reading →

Dhokra, A craft of ancient origin ; is the name given to the folk form of lost wax metal casting practiced in the tribal pockets of Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Odisha and Andhra Pradesh. Chhattisgarh has a finely developed art of making lost wax cast ritualistic and utility objects. This art is famous as Dhokra.... Continue Reading →

Blue Pottery

The long festive break is over. Winter is all set to settle. I took a month long break from the virtual world. And now I am back with some interesting articles and work ūüôā My next set of Jewellery is ready. The very first look is coming out very soon with an interesting subject. Blue... Continue Reading →

Phulkari & Bagh

Traditionally Punjab is consisted of three culturally and physically distinct zones - the hardworking but impoverished¬†Malwa¬†region, the comparatively rich and urban¬†Majha¬†region & the¬†Doaba¬†region inhabited largely by the occupational class The crafts of the region are more utilitarian than ornamental. Embroidery has for centuries been part of the education of every well brought up Punjabi girl.... Continue Reading →

Eri Silk

The name Eri is derived from the¬†Assamese word ‚Äėera‚Äô, which means castor as the silkworm feeds on castor plants. Also known as Endi or Errandi, Eri is a multivoltine silk spun from open-ended cocoons, unlike other varieties of silk. Eri silk is the product of the domesticated silkworm¬†that feeds mainly on castor leaves. Ericulture is... Continue Reading →

Chamba Rumal

I have spent my childhood in Himachal Pradesh and I can very much relate to the beauty of this state. Chamba is a town situated on a mountain ledge overlooking the River Ravi. It was established in the 10th century when Raja Sahil Varman¬†relocated his capital from the neighbouring Bharmour region, now the homeland¬†of the... Continue Reading →

Prayer Flags

A Prayer Flag is a colorful rectangular cloth, often found strung along mountain ridges and peaks high in the Himalayas. They are used to bless the surrounding countryside and for other purposes. Prayer flags are believed to have originated with Bon, which predated Buddhism in Tibet. In Bon, Shamanistic Bonpo used primary-colored plain flags in... Continue Reading →

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