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Gaurav Jai Gupta at Bungalow Eight in Mumbai. Photo: Aniruddha Chowdhury/Mint

50 ways to reimagine the sari

3 min read . 21 Sep 2018
“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 engagement with an old space and time-honoured weaving techniques is a fascinating one but it is not without its pitfalls in this city.
Photo: Janapada Seva Trust<br />

The flying shuttles of Melkote

10 min read . 02 Oct 2016
Photo: Ratheesh Pisharody<br />

The Gandhian of Heggudo

9 min read . 02 Oct 2016
In vogue: (from left) Leopard-pattern Tussar sari by Abraham & Thakore; blue layered dress in Jamdani by Rina Singh of Eka; and a gold raw silk pantsuit by Rajesh Pratap Singh<br />

Weaving a new framework for handloom

3 min read . 26 Aug 2016
Hemang Agrawal at his loom in Varanasi. Photo: Priyanka Parashar/Mint<br />

Kashi in the closet

3 min read . 01 Jul 2016
Ahalya S. at a sale of her saris at the Raintree store in Bengaluru. Photo: Shoba Narayan<br />

Chennai’s new Kanjeevaram warrior

4 min read . 23 Apr 2016
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A ray of hope for Trichy’s weavers

5 min read . 12 Jan 2016
Women trained as Kani weavers at Imtiyaz Aslam’s workshop in Narayan Bagh in Ganderbal district. Photographs by Priyanka Parashar/Mint<br />

Looms of the valley

2 min read . 21 Jul 2015
Devkishor at a workshop. Photographs by Indranil Bhoumik/Mint<br />

What ails the Sambalpuri Ikat?

7 min read . 10 Jun 2015
Devkishor at a workshop. Photographs by Indranil Bhoumik/Mint<br />

What ails the Sambalpuri Ikat?

7 min read . 09 May 2015
The site currently e-retails saris, stoles and dupattas<br />

Lounge Loves | Chanderiyaan

2 min read . 11 Jan 2014
16-year-old Mogeez working on a pit loom. Photographs by Priyanka Parashar/Mint<br />

Ground Report | The Banaras bind

8 min read . 23 Nov 2013
Silk and tussar seem to be the most favoured yarns for sari revivalists. Photo: Priyanka Parashar/Mint<br />

Style | The sari warriors

15 min read . 14 Dec 2012
<br /> Sari story: During her research and travel across the country, Chishti found that the sari belongs to a region rather than a social strata. Priyanka Parashar / Mint <br />

The long and short of it

5 min read . 03 Apr 2010
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