High on period textiles

For this Diwali, while scouting around I discovered this treasure trove. It had been weeks since Salim Wazir and I, connected over facebook. As a local of Bhuj, Gujarat, he is probably one of the best guides to tell you about the regional food, architecture, arts and crafts etc. since 20 years; and a keen photographer of the ‘Jewel of Western India’. I’d…

Chungi.in

As a blogger I always feel a social responsibility towards missions as similar to Chungi’s – a Gandhian vision of sustainable development for artisans…..so agreed to join a plethora of bloggers to happily spread the word.

Kantha’s quilted ‘designs’

Una paloma blanca, I’m just a bird in the sky, Una paloma blanca, Over the mountains I fly, No one can take my freedom away……. -by George Baker (Dutch musician) It feels like yesterday, when I started jotting down my quirky, traditional and contemporary finds. First year was the most exciting as I visited many…

Traditional contemporary garb for little Princesses

The inspiration comes from vintage clothing, lovely “mom” crafted frocks and the joy of dressing up, from Prachi Walia‘s childhood days when she never went without wearing a new dress to any party. Those dresses were nostalgically preserved and gifted to her when she got married, by her mother in a little trunk. So the idea behind this label is about revisiting her…

ekà ‘made in india’ women’s wear label

“The only real elegance is in the mind; if you’ve got that, the rest really comes from it.” — Diana Vreeland ekà ( ek in sanskrit ) means one; collectively master craftsmen i.e. weavers, dyers, block makers, embroiders and textile printers help in creating a discerning woman’s clothing using traditional textile techniques. Like all hand…