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super woman in Orissa

6 Jan

image credits  -she depicts – strength, forced resilence, beauty. her baby lies strong in her arms. if she is not a role model than who is ?

tana bana from chanderi

31 Dec

image credits  … and this is  happening to weavers from chanderi

baluchari saris and story telling go together.

24 Dec

weaved in certain parts of bengal, the weavers weave stories  from the epics of mahabharata and ramayana on the yarn. the art is passed on from one  generation to the other . …today only a few remain. the weavers are the designers and the designers are the weavers.

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image credits and for more pictures at : the sari shop at portland

Rural India : This is as real as it can get

3 Dec

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..the flower always finds its place.

20 Nov

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 braided hair and flowers , nothing gets as indian as this one.

abhinaya: an indian art form

5 Nov


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the basket is weaved and so is one of the walls.

23 Oct


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kandanghi sarees : a gift from women weavers of chettinad

8 Oct

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image credits: artyzen and for more

“i am young and nimble. i create jamdani weaves, which you enjoy.”

23 Dec

image credits: Tipu Kibria

* jamdani is a traditional weave of bangladesh and bengal.

” we weaved our own sarees – with rich cross borders” said the oraon tribe

17 Dec

image credits: shivselvan