Bagru: Traditional Printing Technique of Rajasthan (India)

Excerpts from an article by honourable Dr. Sambaditya Raj (Published in UGC scopes articles in 2009) Bagru is one of the famous centres of hand block printing in Rajasthan located 32 km west from Jaipur. The Chhipa community is famous for this artisan work of block printing. Its soil and climate provides a perfect blend […]

Tussar: The Ultimate Silk

Tussar silk and also known as (Sanskrit) kosa silk is produced from larvae of several species of silkworms belonging to the moth genus Antheraea, including  assamensis, mylitta, paphia, pernyi, roylei and  yamamai. These silkworms live in the wild forests in trees belonging to Terminalia species and Shorea robusta as well as other food plants like […]

Handloom Sarees

Handloom Sarees Handloom Sarees are a traditional textile art of Bangladesh and India. The production of handloom Sarees are important for economic development in rural India. Completion of a single Saree takes two to three days of work. Several regions have their own traditions of handloom Sarees. The Weaving Process A handloom Saree is often […]

Bengali Sarees that every woman should have in her Wardrobe

Sarees and Bengal are synonymous. The seat of culture in India is also one of the largest producing and exporting states of Sarees. In this article, we will look into 5 Sarees from Bengal that are simply exquisite and make them prized possessions. Tant: The pride of Bengal, ‘Tanter-Saree’. This traditional Saree is a must […]

LINEN: Fabric for summer

Linen is a textile made from the fibres of the flax plant. Linen is laborious to manufacture, but the fiber is very strong, absorbent and dries faster than cotton. Garments made of linen are valued for their exceptional coolness and freshness in hot and humid weather. The word linen is of West Germanic origin and cognate to the Latin name for the flax plant, linum, and the earlier Greek (linón). This word […]

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