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  • Gandhigram Presents - The Magic of Khadi
    September 17, 2021 Meghana Rao

    Gandhigram Presents - The Magic of Khadi

    Gandhigram Khadi Trust introduces a range of Khadi cotton sarees, stoles, yardage and other products. Made with azo-free dyes as well as using natural dyes, this is a design-led range for people who seek to introduce socially beneficial and ecologically...

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  • Kumbharwada - Potter's Community in Pune
    September 8, 2021 Meghana Rao

    Kumbharwada - Potter's Community in Pune

    "Potter's wheel in a way symbolises the epitome of civilization. From dust and clay, it gives shape to forms and designs which contain the early dreams of man; but the potter who wields the wheel continues to remain a son...

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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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