Hand-block printing, Jaipur, Rajasthan. Photo: Alamy

Vastrabharana: Old craft, new ways

1 min read . 25 May 2018
The key ‘lesson’ of this episode is the urgent need for both India and Pakistan to work towards an understanding on mutual restraint. Photo: Reuters
“I wonder if the wearers of Kotpad textiles know how hard we work to create these colours,” says Jema Panika, who won a National Award in 2009. She says youngsters have lost interest in learning this painstaking craft, and cheaper chemical dyes have taken over the market. “When we go to cities for exhibitions, buyers tell us, teach your children your skills. But the world is changing and our work is impacted.” Photographs by Chitrangada Choudhury

The dyers of Kotpad

3 min read . 24 Jul 2017
The police say that Zohra Bibi was found on Wednesday morning “from a room in the basement of one of the buildings, where she had taken shelter after being physically assaulted by a Mahagun Moderne resident”. Photo: Hindustan Times
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Is the future of textiles handmade?

8 min read . 12 May 2017
Designers part of THS, Good Earth collaboration with their creations .

Weaving by wavelength

3 min read . 24 Mar 2017