Weaving

Weaving is a method of fabric production in which two distinct sets of yarns or threads are interlaced at right angles to form a fabric or cloth.  On my trip to Ahmadabad last month, I visited Sabarmati Ashram where I got to see how to make thread out of cotton through a Charkha. When the magistrate asked Gandhi ji on…

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‘Kaleen’

Nights of my weekend goes in reading about the traditional handicrafts of India. Tonight, I read about the craft of knotted carpets “Kaleen” from Kashmir. Kashmir’s location on the Silk Route of Central Asia ensured a steady stream of artistic and cultural interaction with various trading communities – Persian, Chinese and Mediterranean who passed through it.…

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