Maheshwari sarees draw their name from the the temple town of Maheshwar, motifs of these sarees are inspired by temple architecture.
Ilkal Sarees are woven in cotton & silk and named after a town in Bagalkot district of Karnataka.
Dabu is a form of mud resist printing, enchanting patterns in multiple tones of colour are created on fabrics using this technique.
Suf Embroidery is a form of embroidery where work begins on the reverse side of the cloth, counting warp and weft threads and then stitches are taken in between to create precise angular patterns.
Ajrakh is a hand blockprinting and dyeing tradition practised by the Khatri artisans of Kutch.
Hailing from the village of Bhujodi, Kutch hand woven motifs draw inspirations from their daily lives.
Jawaja Bags are vegetable tanned goods made using natural leather.
The natural leather footwear from Kohlapur is a quintessential part of the Indian ethnic ensemble.
Handmade in a sleepy little town of Channapatna near Bangalore, these toys are brilliant, vividly coloured made from natural wooden and enrobed in a soft, luminous sheen of lacquer.
Toys handmade in wood
The Dhokra art from Bastar, uses lost wax techinque of metal casting.
September 07, 2016
Artisan Story - Rajesh Jangid - Metal Inlay on Wood
Rajesh Jangid's awe-inspiring #Tarkashi (Metal Inlay on #Sheesham wood) works have been celebrated in the US, Austria, Vietnam and Vienna and has bagged four district, state and national-level awards
“I do not know to do anything except this,” says Jangid, whose family of five is completely dependent on it. “Work is good, but quite irregular and that is the hard part.” During the monsoons, the business is hit the hardest. “It sometimes gets difficult to feed the family.”
Despite the hardships, Jangid has dedicated his life to the craft. “Unlike many who have given up and others who compromise on the quality and the intricacy of the work, I still make pieces that takes as long as a year or even longer to create.”
Exquisite Block Printing from the hinterlands of Madhya Pradesh
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