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Weaves of India: Shawls from around the country that celebrate age-old weaving traditions

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.

'Ache din for entire Jamdani community', says weaver who gifted sari to PM Modi at Padma Awards

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

National Handloom Day 2021: Nurturing handlooms, crafts, and arts during COVID-19

August 07, 2021 3:02 pm

Handloom and cloth masks with Madhubani and Mithila paintings became an instant hit in the pandemic

National Handloom Day 2021: Plan a trip to these places for the finest weaves

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

Why Bangladeshi actor Azmeri Haque Badhon's Dhakai Jamdani look at an international red carpet is significant for the subcontinental weave

August 02, 2021 3:58 pm

Provenance, tradition and innovation — the journey of the Jamdani in the Indian subcontinent

What does it take for the artisans and craftspeople to survive the pandemic?

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?

What does the dissolution of the All India Handloom Board mean for the industry?

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

Can Kashmir's crafts survive the lockdown?

May 06, 2020 3:50 pm

More than 35,000 papier mache artisans in Kashmir are scalding under a prolonged, double lockdown.

With no sales, the crafts sector, one of the biggest source of employment in rural India, is hit hard

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.

#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?’


A new exhibition showcases the 'glorious past and shining future' of Dhakai Jamdani

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

Textile exhibition celebrates sustainable crafts heritage with support from royal Indian families

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