What Does A Centimeter Of Fabric Tells You

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A perspective  shot of a steel measuring scale lying blue cotton khadi fabric with orange stripes.
Let's put on our detective hats and investigate a small piece of fabric and see what it tells us

It's Okay

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Staircase made out of stone going upwards towards lush green trees. A photograph from Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu
Remember, you are not alone in this. Know that even the most confident of the people are just as unsure as you are.

Where did the Charkha (Spinning Wheel) come from?

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A Rajasthani women clad in bandhini saree sitting on ground and spinning cotton yarn (soot) on a Gandhi Charkha (Indian Spinning Wheel)
Interestingly, It is a long running debate whether Charkha has its origin in India or middle east. Let's see where it actually came from.

What's common between Bawarchi movie, Faridabad and World Crafts Council?

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A collage of images of Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay, Map of Faridabad City, a photograph of cast of Bawarchi and an old black and white image of World Craft Council's Tokyo Conference Hall.
Isn't it amazing that so much was achieved in one life by a woman in the times when there was no concept of equal rights.

Covid-19 Update

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Giloy, Amruth Stem Sprouting new Leaves
With the Covid-19 pandemic on rise, we have decided to halt our operations at our studio, this may sound grim but...

A Hundred Year Old Khadi Fabric

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Bulbul Tewari Ji lovingly called Naani by friends and family.
After an amazing lunch while we were sitting around the heater for warmth in their naturally lit living room on that cold wintry Delhi noon, the stories about crafts started flowing. That is when Naani ji shared the story about this piece of fabric that she got from her grandmother!