The Artisans of Ajrakhpur: Slowfashion

The artisans of Ajrakhpur
Ajrakh is a unique technology of fabric printing which involves about sixteen steps, the word Ajrakh literally means 'Aaj-Rakh'.

Slow Fashion Movement and You

What is Slow Fashion

Slow Fashion Movement

According to Wikipedia, the slow movement (sometimes capitalised Slow movement or Slow Movement) advocates a cultural shift toward slowing down life's pace. It began with Carlo Petrini's protest against the opening of a McDonald's restaurant in Piazza di Spagna, Rome in 1986 that sparked the creation of the slow food movement.

January 16, 2016 by DesiCrafts Shop

Sericulture in India | Silk Production | Types of Silks

The commercial cultivation of the silkworm is also known as Sericulture in scientific language. Production of silk through sericulture is a tedious process and involves many stages. 

Tasar is a type of pure silk is also known as Vanya (forest in hindi) silk because it involves a partial process of outdoor (forest) cultivation. A coarse yet valuable fabric for the manufacturing process it involves is very tedious and requires a lot of attention. Its beauty is not comparable to no other hand woven fabric or otherwise.

January 15, 2015 by DesiCrafts Shop

Featured Craft | Gota Patti Borders | Lappe Ka Kaam

Gota patti borders are native of Indian state of Rajasthan and can be further divided into different types based on their designs and use. Gota patti or gota ribbons are also use in Lappe ka kaam - also know as Indian applique embroidery in wider terms. Clothes embroidered with Lappe ka kaam are very exquisite, unique and made with lot of hard work and passion. The master-Karigars in India take great pride in being the experts of this beautiful art and believe me it takes years of practice to master this art.

January 12, 2015 by DesiCrafts Shop