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The Exquisite Art of Block Printing

From clothes to gift-wrapping paper, bags to cushion covers, block prints can be found everywhere!The art of block printing dates back ages; it has travelled through time and evolved to gather a global appeal. This article will give you a quick glimpse of the beautiful art of block printing-where it originated, the printmaking process with […]

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Shake your Pom-Pom!

The ‘Pom-Pom’ frenzy is becoming so viral in India that it rightly deserves some recognition in the blog! The pom-pom accessories that are in fashion these days completely encapsulates the spirit of the literal ‘pom-poms’. The accessory pom-poms are colorful cotton balls or tufts, been used to embellish earrings, shoes, bags and even apparel. The […]

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The Art of Kalamkari

India is revered as the land of eclectic cultures, traditions, and craft. Of all the cultural tributaries, Indian handicraft has attracted and inspired travelers, designers and enthusiasts to revisit the place as well as the tradition. One such craft that remains relevant to date is Kalamkari. Kalamkari is an ancient technique of hand painting done […]

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Amidst Red Bricks and Bougainvillea

Campus Diary – In conversation with the students of Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. At ‘The Loom’, we are all about reconnecting with our traditional/ ethnic roots. We have not relegated ourselves to simply endorse and exchange ethnic/ traditional products with the nation. We have almost taken it to our stride to explore the awareness […]

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Rooted in Nature: Terracotta Jewelry

If you’ve ever been to a local arts and crafts exhibition, local market or handicrafts store, you may have surely come across a number of stalls or a section filled with terracotta pots, artifacts and sculptures. Usually, terracotta is associated with pottery, home décor items and ornaments. However, terracotta hasbeen synonymous with jewelry as well. […]

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Summer Shoe Styles

Slippers or simple rubber Chappals are the go to shoes for the summer season. But sometimes it’s hard to wear slippers or flip-flops out side the house or for certain occasions (like festivals or formal events). So what shoes do you wear, that are comfortable, look stylish, fashionable and also great for the summer? We’ve […]

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The Charm Of Chanderi

The princess of handloom- Chanderi (Image Source : www.flickr.com ) Etymologically speaking the fabric Chanderi, received its name from a village, situated between the hills Vindhyachal in the state of Madhya Pradesh. The history of the evolution of this fabric is believed to date back to the Vedic period. If one considers the turning point […]

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3 Reasons To Wear Fabric Jewelry

‘Jewelry’, some words that come to mind when this term is used are gold, silver, diamonds or gemstones. Beautiful handcrafted fine jewelry is always a pleasure to wear, but why not try wearing jewelry made of other materials like clay (see article terracotta jewelry for more info) or fabric for a change? Here we bring […]

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Ethnic Interiors

Beauty lies in the finest nuances of one’s life. It is this sense of acute refinement, a love for finer things in life, that transcends one’s house into home and this home in turn, becomes reflective of one’s persona! For all the lovers of ‘ethnicity’ out there, what if you were told that advocating the […]

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A Guide To Fashionable Summer Dresses!

Ice cream, air conditioning and iced beverages, are just a few things to help stay cool in summer. But apart from all these things, summer is also a great time to wear an array of dresses in different styles. The best part about wearing dresses is that they not only look good but also feel […]

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