Posts Tagged ‘Khatri’

Jun 05

All in the Family: Indian Male Textile Artisans

When we launched ClothRoads, our focus was to support women weaving cooperatives. And we do, mostly. But as we traveled the globe and met more artisans, it didn’t take long to realize the scope had to be expanded to include male artisans too. It became ever more apparent in India—a→ Read more

Apr 11

Bandhani Indian Tie Dye Resist

There’s sensuousness to reading a cloth, taking one’s fingers and lightly passing over the surface, like braille. To me, Indian bandhani is the braille of all artisan-made cloth resists; this is why I chose it as the ClothRoads scarf this month. Simply stated, bandhani is one form of tie-dyed cloth.→ Read more

Mar 30

Discovering Handmade Textile Treasures: Ajrakh Block Printing and Natural Dyeing

In this dry, desert Gujurat-region of India, the starkness of the landscape was a marked contrast to the vividness of the naturally-dyed cloth, the edges weighed down by rocks, drying in patches on the ground. A stones throw away, the exterior of a building deceptive of the riches contained within.→ Read more

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