Weaves

How to Preserve Your Handloom Sarees

How often should one wash a handloom saree? How to store a handloom saree? And what are the best ways to preserve your precious handwoven saree? Here are the answers to all the questions.

How To Keep Your Handloom Sarees As Good As New
One wedding you attend, and that oil stain on the palla gives you a heart ache. Or  the divine Chanderi you kept folded for months, wears and tears along the folds. Of course, the easiest way to undo the damage is to send it promptly to the dry cleaner. However, have you wondered what did our mothers and grandmothers do in the absence of such luxury?
Five looks for the Diwali and Wedding Season
Half the festive fun is in dressing up in a show-stopping outfit, isn’t it? In our quest for the perfect ensemble, we often tend to overlook a garment that looks beautiful on every occasion and every body type – the timeless and elegant saree.

We have gone all nine yards and more to curate a list of five different looks to up your saree game this festive season.
Know Your Weaver - Ramesh Padiyar, Craftsman of Khanderai
Powerloom mein paisa hai pan mazaa nahi aata (Money is easy in power loom but there is no satisfaction)
How to Choose a Banarasi Saree for Your Wedding

For brides, the wedding day is the most mesmerizing day of their life and on that day, they want to look stunning, royal and the most beautiful women on earth.

Women in India usually prefer to wear this 6-yards Banarasi masterpiece for almost every occasion and will always want to keep enough Benarasi Sarees in their wardrobe.

Manjusha Paintings

Manjusha, meaning a ‘boat’  is a lesser known but a beautiful folk art of Ang Region of Bhagalpur, Bihar. It is practiced predominantly by the Malakar & Kumbhkar Castes.  What makes it stand apart from other art forms of the region is that it uses only three colours-Pink, Yellow, and Green. The paintings are also called Angika Painting, Snake Painting & Manjusha Kala. Read on to know why they are called so.

 

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Apatani And Other Weaves That Are Still Indegenious
The saving grace, however,  is that the ancient art still exists because the tribal still prefer to wear ethnic dresses in this contemporary world of fashions.
Ahimsa Silk - The Peaceful Eco-Friendly Fabric
Have you made any saree which had not resulted in the killing of any silkworms?
Koraput - The Weave with Healing Qualities
The more one gets into Indian weaves, the more one gets mesmerized with their stories of origin, evolution, and development.
Aath Haath Koraput Saree-Worn for Hunting
Indian sarees have such delightful stories behind them that they are worth a hear and a share. The ‘Aath Haath’ saree of Koraput or Kotpad, Odisha is one such saree.
Know Your Weaver - Bharat Jain, Traditional Weaver
An engineer by profession, this youngster became a missionary 5 years ago. He received his training in this craft, from the interiors of Madhya Pradesh. He himself provides training to his now expanding team.
Know Your Weaver - Babu Bhai, Tangaliya Weaver
Indian Artizans led by Preeti Nagarajan have been working closely with master weaver Babu Bhai to ensure the revival of this unusual weave.
Chope - A Dupatta That Protects You From The ‘Evil Eye’
Did you know that Chope is a dupatta that was made to protect from the ‘Evil Eye’? Read on to know all about it.
Which Is The Best Khadi Of Them All?
Which is the best Khadi or Khaddar fabric in India? Khaddar. The one word that instantly brings with it images of Mahatma Gandhi in particular, and neta’s in general. But how much of this beautiful cotton, popularly known as Khadi,...
Ghicha Silk - The Story
The Tussar silk is often produced by the caterpillar of a wild silk moth that is found in rainforests of Bihar, Jharkhand, Orissa, Chhatisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra.
Know Your Weaver - Anjana Devi, Manjusha Artist
She is as exuberant as ever, each time we meet her. This simpleton is a passionate artist at heart and a superior story teller.
Tangaliya - An Indian Weave With A Love Story
Tangalia is a 700-year old weave of Surendranagar, Gujrat. Sadly, it came into recognition only a little more than a decade ago.
The Weave of God -Kanjeevaram Saree
This silk was considered to be Lord Shiva’s and Lord Vishnu’s favorite fabric as per the legends