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Friday, February 28, 2020

handloom weavers


#HandloomEveryday: 'Handmade textiles are the greatest form of luxury'

August 08, 2019 5:10 pm

The panellists included the doyen of the style world, Ritu Kumar, sari historian Rta Kapur Chishti, designers David Abraham and Madhu Jain and master-printer Ramkishore Chippa Derawala, who discussed the topic ‘Can our Handloom Heritage of the Past by a Springboard to the Future?’

In Varanasi, weavers' woes — post-noteban and GST — not a poll issue

May 14, 2019 9:39 pm

Owners of handloom units in Varanasi complain that by introducing GST, the government has "cleverly increased taxes in the garb of making taxation efficient and systematic" while harping on issues that have little to do with real problems this election season.

Why Dhaniakhali tant saris might become a thing of the past

April 10, 2019 2:22 pm

As the yield of the powerloom is always a threat, the only thing working in favour of these weavers are the durability of their goods and their unique Resham paar designs, the signature of Dhaniakhali.

Fashion designer Gaurang Shah on identifying, reviving and sustaining handloom

January 12, 2019 5:03 pm

In an interview to, fashion designer and textile revivalist Gaurang Shah takes us through his journey of pulling out fabrics and designs from the past, bringing it into the present and finding a way to sustain it in the future. 

'After our lives, who's gonna take this forward': Floods intensify fears of Chendamangalam's hand-loom weavers

September 12, 2018 3:36 pm

The floodwaters devoured their homes and their factory, knocking aside centuries-old wooden looms, sinking fabric worth lakhs of rupees and in the process, bringing their livelihoods to a virtual halt.

How the weavers of Assam's Sualkuchi finally earned official recognition for their products

May 31, 2018 8:20 pm

From June 4, woven silk products from Assam’s Sualkuchi village will bear an official trademark, which can potentially end the rampant circulation of fakes in the market.

Putting the Mekhela Chador back on the map: Assam designer Sanjukta Dutta wins Dada Saheb Phalke Excellence Award 2018

April 23, 2018 3:44 pm

Awarded the “Best Fashion Designer of The Year” at the Dadasaheb Phalke Excellence Awards 2018 held in Mumbai on Saturday, Sanjukta Dutta from Nagaon speaks about the resurgence of the indigenous Assamese silk industry.

Varanasi weavers get a ‘designer’ push

June 10, 2015 12:25 am

A meeting between designers and local weavers, including master weavers and manufacturers, was held at a hotel in Varanasi.

22-yr-old Bano Fatima helps weavers,wins global award

September 30, 2013 12:58 am

To develop her own technical and communication skills in order to help this community,Fatima did the HP LIFE training.