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April 2021

From the land of hand-weavers and potters: Assam

By |April 1st, 2021|Categories: News|

From the land of hand-weavers and potters: Assam The North-East is one of the richest and most unspoiled areas of India, and this includes its crafts. It is also one of the least known. It has the largest number of handloom weavers

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From the land of foot tapping music – Punjab and Haryana

By |April 1st, 2021|Categories: News|

From the land of foot tapping music - Punjab and Haryana Punjab and Haryana are both parts of that fertile northern plain of India that was known as India’s granary. Traditionally, though women embroidered vivid phulkari bridal spreads and spun and wove

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March 2021

From the land of Temples: Odisha

By |March 3rd, 2021|Categories: News|

From the land of Temples: Odisha Odisha, on the east coast of India, is one of those quiet underestimated states, with not only a centuries-old cultural and historic heritage, but a galaxy of extraordinary crafts - mostly centred around the temple towns

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From the heart of the nation: Delhi

By |March 2nd, 2021|Categories: News|

 From the heart of the nation: Delhi Delhi, as the centre of Imperial power and privilege for hundreds of years, was a Mecca for talent and creativity. Craftspeople of all ilks migrated to Delhi in search of patronage and orders, developing a

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February 2021

From the land of colors and crafts : Rajasthan

By |February 9th, 2021|Categories: Marketing, News|

From the land of colors and crafts : Rajasthan Both local social and cultural practices and tourism have made Rajasthan a craft paradise. Its diverse communities, each with their distinctive wearing styles, religious rituals, and festivities, mean that costumes, artefacts, the interiors

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From the Valley of Flowers: Jammu & Kashmir

By |February 2nd, 2021|Categories: News|

From the Valley of Flowers: Jammu & Kashmir Jammu and Kashmir has a rich history of crafts – integral to its economy, culture and aesthetic. Almost every family in the Valley has at least one or two members engaged in either making