The Rajasthani Pride: Gota Patti

Also called “Lappe Ka Kaam”, Gota Patti is one of the most famous arts of the Indian State – Rajasthan. Lappe Ka Kaam was traditionally made on religious idols, prayer cloths, royal outfits and attire designed for auspicious occasions such as a wedding. Image Courtesy: Pinterest; Pin: Gota Patti Lappe ka Kaam The Gota (or […]

Pothi: The Binding of Bahi Khata Notebooks

Image Source: www.webdunia.comWrapped in red color and white stitches, the Bahi Khata Notebooks are an integral part of the business community, especially in Gujarat and Rajasthan. The Bahi Khata Notebook makers customize the pages for the purpose of accounting by crimping the pages and giving a fold to the entire paper in a subtle way. […]

A Sneak Peek at Ek Taar Embroidery

Image Source: www.pinterest.com ‘Ek Taar’ is one wire in Hindi and a form of embroidery that is primarily done on the garments of both men and women. It was traditionally done using a single strand of thin metal in sync with crystal work on the clothes. While in many other stitching techniques, the thread remains […]

Daboo: The Art of Mud Printing

Image Source: www.aaradhyacreation.com A mud-resist hand-block fabric printing method, Daboo printing is practiced in Rajasthan and known for its sublime look and quality. The fabric art is considered as one of the most effort consuming arts of India. It involves a lot of manual work, processes, and uses natural dyes as well as the paste […]

Bandhani or Indian Tie & Dye Technique: How it all started?

The word ‘Bandhani’ traces back its origin from the word ‘Bandhan’ meaning tying up. Bandhani is an old practice of art that prevails in the Indian State of Rajasthan and Gujarat and it started around 5000 years ago. Cities like Jaipur, Bhilwara, Udaipur, Ajmer and Sikar of Rajasthan and Jamnagar of Gujarat are renowned centers […]

An Overview of The Royal Footwear: Punjabi Juttis

Image Source: www.commons.wikimedia.org The versatile, durable and one of the oldest materials, leather was once used to adorn the feet of the Kings. The same material, later on, went on to become the raw material for not just sturdy shoes for the mass, but also for exquisite footwear symbolizing royalty. Over the course of time, […]

A Peek at Bamboo and Cane Crafts in India

Bamboo Crafts in India are well-known crafts. All thanks to its eco-friendly attributes for making it a prominent craft form. From centuries, bamboo crafts had been on an apex position as India is one of the largest producers of bamboo as well as the cane. The bamboo craft has been giving a jump to the […]

A Glimpse At the Terracotta Plaques by Molela

Molela

A Glimpse At the Terracotta Plaques by Molela A small village in the Rajsamand district, Molela is situated on the banks of Banas River. The uniqueness of the village is defined by the terracotta plaques that are built here. Interestingly, it is the only place in the whole of India where the potters are involved […]

Kantha Embroidery: Stitching Traditional Elegance on the Fabrics

Came into existence a whopping 500 years back in West Bengal, the Kantha Embroidery is quintessential skill and talent of the rural women of the state. Kantha literally means ‘Throat’, and it is associated with Lord Shiva. Earlier used to ornament sarees, quilts and dhotis, Kantha gradually evolved and made its way to the heart […]