November 29, 2021 1:14 pm
While the globally coveted Pashmina and the now-banned Shahtoosh shawls from Kashmir and Ladakh have continued to retain throne, there are other shawls that dot the map of the country.
November 13, 2021 5:00 pm
PM Narendra Modi thanked Bengal weaver and Padma Shri awardee Biren Kumar Basak in a tweet after he presented him a sari that shows him addressing the nation
August 07, 2021 3:02 pm
Handloom and cloth masks with Madhubani and Mithila paintings became an instant hit in the pandemic
August 07, 2021 9:57 am
From Madhya Pradesh’s Maheshwari handloom to Karnataka’s Ilkal fabric, these places should definitely be on your bucketlist
August 02, 2021 3:58 pm
Provenance, tradition and innovation — the journey of the Jamdani in the Indian subcontinent
October 15, 2020 7:10 pm
The handloom and handicrafts sector, which roughly employs 10-15 crore people across the country, has been among the worst affected over the last six months. What is the way forward, if any?
August 08, 2020 5:31 pm
A recent order from the Ministry of Textiles has thrown up questions of its validity and the road ahead for handloom weavers
May 06, 2020 3:50 pm
More than 35,000 papier mache artisans in Kashmir are scalding under a prolonged, double lockdown.
April 25, 2020 10:53 am
Just like migrant workers, artisans are also daily workers, and since all markets are shut, they can neither buy raw material, nor sell finished goods. They don’t even have a safety net like provident fund,” says Delhi-based craft revivalist Laila Tyabji of Dastkar.
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?’
October 05, 2021 12:05 pm
On display are Jamdanis from the late 19th century woven in Dhaka (Bangladesh) and some from an earlier period including some rare pieces produced by the East India Company
May 05, 2021 1:47 pm
Called Karkhana Chronicles II, the online textile exhibit celebrates sustainability through heritage craft and opens a conversation on the revival of traditional knowledge and practices in the Indian fashion industry