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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 […]