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SAREES TO INCLUDE IN YOUR TROUSSEAU

SAREES TO INCLUDE IN YOUR TROUSSEAU

SAREES TO INCLUDE IN YOUR TROUSSEAU (This is in answer to a request by Aanandika Sood on the Kai Thari Handlooms facebook page, re advice on trousseau saree shopping.) I think the most common mistake trousseau buyers make is to buy lots of whatever type […]

Blockprinting

India is the world’s crucible of hand block-printing. Block-printing is one of the world’s oldest techniques for embellishing the surface of textiles with pattern, colour and motif. India’s incredibly rich and varied crafts and cultural heritage, across regions of great diversity in geography, religion, rituals […]

Ajrakh, Gujarat

One of the most complex and fine forms of block-printing in the world, Ajrakh textiles have existed for centuries, examples of which have been discovered in medieval Egyptian tombs at Fostat dating back to around the 15th Century. The quality, colours and designs shown in […]