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  • June 2, 2021 Akshat Jain

    Silk for the gods – the story of Kanjivaram silk

    Mulberry silk from Karnataka, zari thread from Surat and weavers touched   by divinity! Did you know that your favourite Kanjivaram silk is a repository of myth, heritage and history? Sage Markandeya, who, aeons ago, wove tissue from lotus fibre for...

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  • The Confluence of Aesthetics and Design
    March 15, 2021 Radhika Mohan

    The Confluence of Aesthetics and Design

    It takes creativity and a fiery imagination to reinvent something. An undying passion enhances the process of creating unusual and quirky pieces that are sometimes far more interesting than the original. And when you have a meeting of minds and...

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  • Auspicious Beginnings
    March 4, 2021 Radhika Mohan

    Auspicious Beginnings

    Kolam is the traditional Indian art form of drawing intricate geometric patterns on the ground, especially at the entrance to homes and temples, at weddings or festivals. Kolam is the understated South Indian cousin of the flamboyant rangoli of North...

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  • Reimagining Kanjivarams with Kambli Studio
    February 13, 2021 Radhika Mohan

    Reimagining Kanjivarams with Kambli Studio

    Upcycling or “creative reuse” has been a part of most cultures across the globe. Sarangi has collaborated with Kambli Studio to create some exquisite patchwork cushion covers with Kanjivarams that have been impacted by time

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  • The Grand Welcome - Toran
    January 28, 2021 Meghana Rao

    The Grand Welcome - Toran

    Toran / Thoranam comes from the ancient Sanskrit word ‘Torana’ (तोरण)  which refers to an arch or a triangle supporting a large balance loosely translating as a pass. The earliest Torans can be found in Buddhist architecture, and refers to...

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  • Shankar's International Dolls Museum
    December 8, 2020 Meghana Rao

    Shankar's International Dolls Museum

    Set up by the renowned political cartoonist K. Shankar Pillai (1902-1989), Shankar's International Dolls Museum has the largest collection of costume dolls anywhere in the world.⁣⁣Housed in the building of the Children's Book Trust on Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, New...

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  • The Association with Lambadi Women Artisans
    December 2, 2020 Meghana Rao

    The Association with Lambadi Women Artisans

    Aditi Jain, a textile designer, and Swami of Kaskom had jointly raised funds for artisans during the early days of the pandemic. V. Swaminathan founded Kaskom, an initiative to revive the indigenous cotton varieties and its cultivation across India. Aditi...

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