Kota Doria

I recently visited Kota on my way from Jaipur to Maheshwar keen to learn about the Kota Doria sari weaving tradition. I was kindly helped by Victoria Singh, a local resident and founder of the Kota Heritage Society. After accompanying her on a few errands around town – she is involved in a lot of local …

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Five P: Handloom Revival and Innovation in Tamil Nadu

This article is written by Uthra Rajgopal, who worked with Five P to develop their website and promotional material during a textile exploration trip around India last year. An art history post- graduate and currently a lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University, Uthra is conducting research into Khadi and Handloom in India, and will be presenting at the …

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Textile Travels in India: November

Highlights – Introduction to the weaving of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. – Meetings with influential and inspiring people in the textile and craft world in Hyderabad, Chennai, Bangalore, Kanchipuram. – Visit to Weavers’ Service Centres in the cities above and the Indian Institute of Handloom Technology in Salem. – Visit to shops, designers …

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