The UnBenaras weaver

My fascination grew when I read online about Hemang Agrawal’s textile journey after seeing his dazzling collection at Vayu, an upmarket concept store. Particularly how as a young lad from Baneras after studying at NIFT, Mumbai, thought it best to give up his scholarship for Masters in Fashion at Nottingham Trent University to go back home and make something of his textile…

Rickshaw art TOWITHFROM Benaras

Rickshaw art uses geometric designs, flowers, birds or popular actors to decorate it. This kitschy folk art is not only painted but also highlighted with tassels, tinsel and colourful plastic and hood works showing the region’s religious beliefs or current social issues. The living pop art culture is done by illiterate rickshaw artists who learn…