Indian Textiles – Paithani Sari
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Indian Textiles – Paithani Sari

Paithani is a variety of sari, named after the Paithan region in Maharashtra a state in India, where they are woven by hand. Yeola is another center for weaving Paithani in Maharashtra. Made from very fine silk, it is considered as one of the richest saris in Maharashtra. Paithani evolved from a cotton base to … Continue reading

Metal Craft of Dhokra – India
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Metal Craft of Dhokra – India

Dhokra tortoises[/caption] Looking into craft shops in India, I was fascinated by this metal craft style, and found a well documented blog on Indian crafts ‘Craftcanvas’ http://www.craftcanvas.com/blog/crafts-of-orissa-dhokra-in-dhenkanal Hope you enjoy the this link too The metal work uses wax casts to get the required shapes (black forms are the wax moulds) Images courtesy craftcanvas Continue reading

Village views from India
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Village views from India

In the village of Kothure in Maharashtra, India, there stands a 300 year old house, breathing its last. It is in brick with wooden columns and beams, what was once a large house, is now subdivided among its descendent families. The result of which the house is dying and one sees the decay and patching … Continue reading