Tag Archives: Indian Textile Traditions

COMMENT: Somiya Kalavidya

The district of Kutch in the West Indian region of Gujarat is famed for its signature mirror work and dense embroidery motifs with each of the regions tribes and sub-tribes maintaining their closely guarded signature styles. Central to all this activity is the distinct and well-respected Somaiya Kalavidya, an organisation who provide design education for Kutch’s traditional Read More

The Anokhi Museum of Hand Printing, Jaipur

Anokhi is a brand more commonly associated with the sale of specialist products such as appliqué, embroidery, patchwork and bead work, made by traditional craftspeople in and around the Indian city of Jaipur.  Established in the early 1970s by Faith Singh and J.P. `John’ Singh, it was discovered that many of Anokhi’s customers were keen Read More