Its the 4th of July, 2017. The United States celebrates this great day in commemoration of the Declaration of Independence, which, for erstwhile Colonies, marked the final departure from Colonial Rule.. Continue Reading

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Summer Cotton Dresses from in Bandhini, Leheriya, Tie and Dye & Block-printing, Tie-Dye techniques that are the unique contribution of Rajasthan to the world of textiles. These have clashing.. Continue Reading

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Jaipuri Tribal Silver Jewels now Online! But first..let’s respect its origins. Jaipur, the Pink City, is the Capital City of Rajasthan, in Norther India was founded in 1727 by Maharaja.. Continue Reading

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Tikuli Art has its origins in Bihar, Eastern India. The “tikka” or dot on the woman’s forehead is believed to be the inspiration behind this art-form. These would have been the most expensive “tikkas” ever! Continue Reading

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Walnut Wood from Kashmir, India, has been used exceptionally well by Kashmiri craftspersons over centuries. The Walnut Tree is a native plant and among the range of fruits and dry-fruits produced by this abundantly-blessed Himalayan ValleyContinue Reading

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Thangkas depict the life and teachings of the Buddha. Buddhist monks embrace austerity, discipline and a life dedicated to learning the teachings of the Buddha. Thangkas are spiritual expressions .. Continue Reading

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Gone are the days when being traditional was boring. Dressing-up in yards of complex weave and weft from Benaras or the fine needlework of the Kantha from Calcutta, both along the banks of the Ganges .. Continue Reading

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All Kashmiris, irrespective of denomination, ethnicity and political leanings have in common a pre-occupation with food! What’s been cooked, how it turned out, what should be cooked … Continue Reading

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Prior to the advent of Cinema and worlds largest film fraternity, Bollywood, Tollywood, Mollywood and all of the other wonderful regional Indian cinema, entertainment was primarily offered through Story-telling. Ballad-singing … Continue Reading

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Bangles! The chief and most ubiquitous of all ornaments, is considered the most auspicious by the women of India. These are associated with married life, fertility, celebration and prosperity. Each … Continue Reading

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Kalamkari Sarees are a work of great skill and labour. Kalam-Pen, Kari-Work, in translation, means working with a pen. This is done using painting and dyeing techniques that are laborious, … Continue Reading

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Cutlery! In India, generations have always eaten using their fingers. Ladles and large spoons were for stirring pots and ladling lentils and rice. Eating has always required the involvement of … Continue Reading

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Grasslands have fed wild animals, human populations and in general, protected earth from denudation and drought. Their contribution to Nature is plentiful and vital. In many rural areas across the … Continue Reading

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Forged Iron Works have held their own in the wide array of the Indian metal works repertoire. One finds small, entrepreneurial dwellings and workshops … Continue Reading

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Tamil Nadu, in Southern India, has numerous examples of a Golden Age and the pinnacle of architecture and carvings, in its ancient temples at Mahabalipuram and Tanjavur … Continue Reading

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Kantha Sarees are highly sought after and often collected over time by Indian women who prize delicate hand-embroidered sarees, as much as they do their jewellery! … Continue Reading

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The Calcutta Needlework is the craft that comes from the legacy of Colonial India, which had been nurtured to perfection over time. The themes present are floral … Continue Reading

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The Kalighat paintings get their name from their proximity to the Kali Temple, Kalighat, Kolkata. These originated in the 19th Century using water colours on cloth or patas. … Continue Reading

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Pichwai, quite literally, i that which remains behind and Pichwai paintings were made to hang behind, as backdrops to the deity Srinathji or Krishna, as more commonly known … Continue Reading

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India. An Ancient Cradle of Civilization. A consciousness, one with the mysteries of the universe; its belief systems aligned with planetary movements, atomic sciences and the occult … Continue Reading

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For those who were able to make it to college in the India of the 80s, of the many nostalgic memories perhaps the mouth-watering variety of affordable street-foods takes first-place! … Continue Reading

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The Saree has its origins going as far back as the Indus Valley Civilization, 2800-1800 B.C. It captivates with charm to enhance the enigma of the Indian woman. Draped in a myriad… Continue Reading

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Second only to the Saree, this ubiquitous article of femininity, the Kurti, is quite literally a ladies Summer-dress with the soft addition of a flowing dupatta or light long scarf … Continue Reading

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Crochet Table Linen, Women’s tops and girls pretty dresses hav ealwasy been highly sought after. Crochet, French for a hook, with which yarn, in cotton or wool, is looped continuously, …Continue Reading

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The Parsis, a small and significantly renowned business-community from Western-India fled persecution in Iran or then-Persia, after the Arab invasion and arrived on the Western shores of India about the 9th Century, settling in Sindh and Gujarat. Fortunately, they continue to celebrate their unique identity and have made a place for themselves as formidable entrepreneurs and global business houses. Continue Reading

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Magnificent Luxurious Jamavaar In Classics Colours Of Autumnal Orange, Green, Mustard Yellow, Ochre, And Pale Blue With The Center In A Black Pashmina And Flowering Out Into The Classic Paisley … Continue Reading

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The single most comfortable and yet fit for all times, casual and formal and yes, that new category called “ethnic”, is unquestionably the skirt. Short, medium or long the skirt has taken nuances … Continue Reading

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The Kashmiri Pashmina Shawl is perhaps the most dearly beloved of all garments and husbands may venture as far as to say, even family-members (!) to the women of the … Continue Reading

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A Rich Tapestry Of Woven Eternally Gorgeous Jamavaar Shawl With Long Paisleys In Crimson- Wine And Beige-Cream, With Delicious Red’s, Yellow, Pink And Blue Woven In Classic Patterns That Fill …Continue Reading

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Ladakh, a beautiful part of the Northern State of Jammu and Kashmir in India, has a unique landscape, in beige-grey tones, Moon-like and other worldly, contrasted by a vibrant, colorful, rich cultural diversity and fabulous Costumes and Jewelry worn by women in everyday life and ceremonial festive occasions. Continue Reading

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Heritage and Traditions can only be honored when those who deliver those to us are honored. CraftsBazaar offers the marketplace for all artisans, their crafts and products to be showcased. It has a vision for these artisans and craftspeople to be brought into the light and works tirelessly to bring them into the light of recognition and prosperity. Continue Reading

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Food! Indians since the beginning of time have eaten with their fingers and not cutlery or chopsticks or any intermediary! The contact has always been immediate and absolute. Food is … Continue Reading

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This Iconic Jamavaar It’s Said Was Displayed At The Louvre Museum At The International Gallery Of Art Show In The 1600s. The Name Of The Weaver Is In The… Continue Reading

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The Garden Of Eden Would Have Perhaps Been Something Like The Joyous, Vibrant, Verdant And Marvelous Florals And Paisley Motifs In Reds, Oranges, Greens, Pale Blues And Cream. This Work … Continue Reading

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Papier-mâché or as all in India know it to be , “Paper Mache” is true to its meaning simply that..”Paper Mashed”! Allow me to recount my own training in this … Continue Reading

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In an Indian historical context of Princely States, the epitome of social grace and elegance has been Maharani Gayatri Devi and the women of the Princely States of Rajasthan and Gwalior. … Continue Reading

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