Rich Velvets, Rustling Silks, Glamorous Brocades and Lavish Georgettes are materials used by craftspersons from the rural hinterlands of Uttar Pradesh to masterfully conceive of and with genius execute the marvels urbanites frantically search for, going from one designer’s atelier to the next and the next. These individual, handmade, one-of-a-kind pieces are all keepsakes and collectibles that pass on from one generation to the next.

Here’s a salute to the genius of craftsmanship, design and heritage.