Sandhani - Weaving Transformations in Kachchh, India: Key Findings and Analysis
The multiple dimensions of transformation taking place in the livelihoods of the weaver community of Kachchh (Gujarat).
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.
Kutch’s Wagad or Kala cotton: Back from the (almost) dead
Desi cotton could replace a majority of the area that is currently under American cotton, in light of climate change-related weather vagaries...
In weaving carpets on a handloom is constant thought, innovation, passion, satisfaction, and dedication going into it, as well as freedom, ...
चिराला के हथकरघे (in Hindi)
चिराला, हथकरघा की हस्तकला और कारीगरी के लिए प्रसिद्ध है। यहां की रेशम, जरी वाली साड़ी, विशेषकर पट्टूबादी साड़ी की ख्याति है।
A lost desi cotton heritage
Government needs to diversify the seed availability, regulate illegal seeds and tighten laws so farmers have a real choice, not a Hobson’s one.
The peacocks of Yeola
... keeping alive a centuries-old legacy, while innovating to keep pace with changing tastes.
The dyers of Kotpad
Kotpad brick reds are among the most beautiful organically dyed reds in Indian handlooms
The Handmade Symposium
Part of the shift towards lesser dependence on machine technology - a planned, self-motivated and civilized way of rebuilding the current system.