Handicrafts of India

अभिनन्दन from Gaatha

Gaatha project was originally conjured only for researching and documenting the rapid erosion of Indian craft clusters and heritage. However, we soon learnt from the artisans themselves that need was not to do research alone but to restore ‘pride and serious commercial opportunity’ in their ecosystem. Today Gaatha thus aims to bring the lost respect and wealth back to these beautiful and aesthetically rich Indian handicraft clusters. These researches are important because just like Industrial goods sell on ‘features’, crafts sell on the processes / stories / heritage that go into making them.

We should give crafts a fair chance, someone is right now merrily making something for us, singing a folk song, in a humble house, deep inside India.

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Indigenous knowledge

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A tale of crafts

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Shop Online

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07Feb

Pattu

Away from the hustle of city life where Sun gleams bright over deserted roads, Some
23Jan

Uncommon sense

Do you think ‘common’ sense leads to a loss of ‘sense’?

Wikipedia defines ‘common sense’ as a basic ability to perceive,

Women sari weavres Andhra pradesh
20Oct

Six yards of play!

Husband & wife weave together on a loom. Simple jacquards are used to make the motifs along with border with