Unstitched drapes : Sustainable and always a source of inspiration

4 Sep

Image credits  :  Kunbi sarees/sari  from Goa

wearing her own weaves is but a dream..

19 Aug

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The rich Jamdani sings a sad song

9 Apr

Check this picture on  Flicker

“He  may be illiterate, because he does not know the mechanical jaunts of  maths from a school boys point. But he is definitely performing the mathematical equation on the loom in colors.”   As told to me by a relative whose ancestors were weavers.

Read this at Daily Star : Poetry in Thread: The Jamdani of Dhaka



Uncut cloth: a turban, a shawl, a saree.

2 Apr

In the gir forest, a woman from the maldhari tribe.

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Wiki says this about maldhari’s

there is the saree, and then the half saree

8 Sep

image credits :http://www.flickr.com/photos/dlucilet_mscottc/2969908236/sizes/l/in/photostream/

not familiar with the half saree ? the woman in the centre wears it.  half saree/sari is  mostly worn by girls once they reached 14-15 years.  and most common in the southern part of the country..

The half saree , a atraditional way of dressing , always preluded the saree,  is almost on its ways to extinction. the salwar kurta  takes its place  and is considered more forward looking, even in the rural areas, where the tatters of traditional garments still had its last looks until recently

of topis … and more topis.

19 Jun

: image credits :  generally known as gandhi topi.

:image credits:  from Nepal

:image credits:  from himachal pradesh.

:image credits: The color of the cap indicates more than color ! Writes Sun!l Parashar in his notes on flickr

:image credits: Popularly  worn by people of Sindh in Pakistan

more topis:

Originally from Iran, who are known as parsis   have been living in india for centuries now  wears this topi.

From Nagaland: http://www.flickr.com/photos/waltercallens/474814019/

From Tibet: http://www.flickr.com/photos/khnumhotep/2057685912/

..commonly worn by the menfolk in the southern part of the country.

12 Jun

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replicating the chessboard on a sari:pasapalli

5 Jun

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Ghungat and Ghupshap…

25 May

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Ghungat = covering your head with the sari.

ghupshap =  chit chat.

In the rural villages in india, some still   go to the nearby river to wash their clothes. Among other  chores of the day, washing at the river enables  socialization for women .Year after Year, on most days  they meet at  the same spot.

india lives in its villages

13 May

image credits retlaw snellac