Lost in the Maze – A Bhool Bhullaiyya Maze Phulkari Bagh
A rare pattern – the Bhool Bhullaiyya – or Maze. I look forward to finding out why such a pattern came to be – what was the reason to create … Continue reading
The ASTITVA Project – Rescuing Textile Traditions – Chapter 1
ASTITVA = IDENTITY. This project intends to rescue at-risk textile traditions among vanishing cultures in India.
Daggers in the Heart – Textile Art to die for!
The Ain-i Akbari manuscript, a part of the Akbarnama volumes written by Abu’l-Fazl in 1621 documents various weapons used in the Mughal era. Among the weapons described is the Jamdhar … Continue reading
“In the Shadows”
A photograph that is a part of the ‘Journey of the Soul’
Motif & Meaning – 4 | The Case of the Butter Churning Girls
Curious coincidences in Textile Art from two different regions explored
History of Indian Textiles
“The record of ancient and medieval Indian textiles exists mostly in literature and sculpture. There is archaeological evidence of a cotton textile industry at Mohenjo-Daro in the Indus Valley around … Continue reading
And we thought ornaments were only for people? Traditional Animal Adornments
And we thought ornaments and clothing were only for humans? A few vintage & antique examples of traditional adornments for the beloved farm animals. 1. Large Necklaces for a pair … Continue reading