A Bohemian Approach - Kashmir Embroidery Motifs

A Bohemian Approach - Kashmir Embroidery Motifs

I remember this fabric from this post on Tumblr from 2013, which I reblogged on our Tumblr. In the post I mentioned that I found something similar in the market and that I will post the pictures once I make something interesting using that fabric. Here is the fabric that I found on Tumblr and started searching for the original source for this picture. I couldn't find a source page for this picture and at this point I am sure that it is a vintage piece. Since I am not sure about the origin, based on the pattern, I can guess it was made in Kashmir. 
A bohemian approach to kashmir embroidery motifs by DesiCrafts
December 26, 2015 — DesiCrafts Shop

Holidays Packaging and Shipping at DesiCrafts

Take away a bag of surprise when you order a handmade item from DesiCrafts before Christmas. 

Thank you for buying handmade, you deserve a surprise gift from DesiCrafts

November 17, 2015 — DesiCrafts Shop
Tags: Holidays

Floods in Tamil Nadu India: Update About Delayed Shipping

chennai floods 2015

Hello everyone!
As you must have watched and seen over the internet, last couple of days have been very difficult for the people of state of Tamil Nadu in India. Most places are flooded and the condition is so bad that the Indian Air Force had to come forward for the rescue operations.
The streets were flooded and many families were temporarily displaced because their houses were flooded with rain water. They are still trying to come in terms with the ongoing rains. 
The meteorology department has issued the warning that it may rain more in next three days.
November 15, 2015 — DesiCrafts India
Tags: India

Our First Handmade Saree:Behind the Scene Pictures

Recently, we introduced handmade saree collections. We have made many sarees in past couple of weeks. We have not uploaded all of them but we are very happy to show you the success of our first handmade saree. 

All handmade sarees are painstakingly made at our workshop in Chennai, India. The fist two sarees were sold within two days of making them live on the website. So, we are really happy right now

November 13, 2015 — DesiCrafts Shop

Behind The Scenes New Collection Photoshoot - Handwoven Ikat Cotton Scarves and Stoles

We recently made many Ikat scarves using our signature collection of Ikat fabrics. To make you aware about how these fabrics are made and how they take form of beautiful clothing, home furnishing and accessories, it is important to us to write about them in detail.
Ikat cotton scarf handmade and handwoven by DesiCrafts
October 22, 2015 — DesiCrafts Shop

A Happy and Auspicious Vijayadashmi to All

A major part of India is celebrating Vijayadashmi today. We at DesiCrafts are wishing all Indians who celebrate Dussehra or Vijayadashmi. May goddess Durga bring courage in your life and give you strength to fight for the right causes when necessary. 

Happy Vijayadashmi from DesiCrafts

October 22, 2015 — DesiCrafts Shop

New Collection of Wooden Printing Blocks - Christmas Tree, Snowflakes, Bells and More

Hello there! Long time no see? We are here finally. 

Have a look at this big basket of wooden printing block that just arrived to our workshop today. We are so excited and very ready to start listing them on our websites. To talk little bit about new collection, it is all about festivals, holidays and favours. A lot of printing is going to happen :) 

September 06, 2015 — DesiCrafts Shop

Block Print Fabrics - Kalamkari Cotton

Kalamkari is the earliest and one of the most complex techniques of fabric printing using vegetable dyes and minerals. According to Wikipedia, Kalamkari or Qalamkari is a type of hand-painted or block-printed cotton textile, produced in parts of India. The word is derived from the Persian words kalam (pen) and kari (craftmanship), meaning drawing with a pen.


August 07, 2015 — DesiCrafts Shop

Behind the Scenes - New Silk Cushion Covers

We found a very beautiful fabric in Chennai markets. Sadly, this pure brocade silk fabric wasn't available in large quantity so we bought all of it. And lovely quilted pillow covers were made.

July 22, 2015 — DesiCrafts Shop
Tags: New Arrivals

New Arrivals Silk Pouches

For last couple of days, we've been working on these beautiful raw silk pouches. The process started with sourcing some stunning zip pullers. To give these pouches an Indian touch, we walked on the streets of very busy 'Chandani Chowk' in New Delhi - the capital of India. We found some very lovely handmade zip pullers, made by artisans of Rajasthan.
July 18, 2015 — DesiCrafts Shop
Tags: New Arrivals