Handmade collective goes online
... to help farmers, weavers, spinners and dyers, who are all part of the cotton value chain and were affected by the pandemic
KASKOM: Revival of Desi Cotton
Kaskom - connecting the Khadi people across the country to work with Indigenous (desi) cotton.
Abolishing Handloom, Handicraft Boards during COVID-19 crisis is hasty move, reflecting govt's neglect of sectors
The government should be supporting a traditional and informal sector that supports poorer sections across the country.
Reviving the Trinjan
An effort to empower rural women and reimagine their agency through revival of art and craft of weaving in Punjab
Kuruba shepherds lose their security blanket
In some villages, women have formed ‘self-help-groups’ to collectively try and generate better incomes from Deccani wool.
A Looming Legacy
With smart policies and adequate grassroots support, artisanal goods of India could soon be treated on par with counterparts abroad.
In weaving carpets on a handloom is constant thought, innovation, passion, satisfaction, and dedication going into it, as well as freedom, ...
Is this Artisans' 'Transformation'?
Artisans of Kachchh have entrepreneurial skills, too, which retailers like Amazon need to recognize
The dyers of Kotpad
Kotpad brick reds are among the most beautiful organically dyed reds in Indian handlooms