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Artisan Spotlight

Crewel Cushions From The Himalayas

Crewel embroidery cushion

From the Pir Panjal mountain ranges..

Our crewel cushions; one of our bestsellers; are made by master artisans from the Pir Panjal mountain ranges in the Himalayas. The artisans are supported by our partner NGO, Indian National Trust for Art & Cultural Heritage (INTACH). The Jammu & Kashmir chapter of the institute (INTACH J&K) works in Vasaknag; an area that not so long ago was deeply affected by a snow avalanche, leaving a devastating impact on the lives of the people in the region. The institute works for the economic development of the local community, by imparting skills and training in traditional crafts. This not only helps preserve the ancient craft of Kashmir, but also provides a sustainable source of livelihood to the artisan community.

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Artisan Spotlight

Dabu Block Printing Artisans

Block printing adds a certain rustic elegance to any textile. Combine it with the gorgeous Indigo and you create a combination that has an old world charm to it.

Block-print-artisans

Artisans behind our collection

Our Indigo range of textiles is lovingly handmade by highly skilled artisans from Akola; a village near Udaipur in Rajasthan; home to colour, culture and hand print industries. It is entirely handcrafted using the traditional Dabu block printing and indigo-dyeing technique.

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Artisan Spotlight

Ikat Pillows: By Master Craftsman Rasuljon

We are not sure if it is the beautiful blurry lines of the ikat Ikat pillows cushionspillows or the exquisite craftsmanship of Rasuljon that we like more.

Rasuljon Mirzaahmedov is an award winning master craftsman and a fifth generation Ikat weaver from the Fergana Valley in Uzbekistan. Not too far from the Kyrgyz border is his UNESCO sponsored workshop where he works with over 50 artisans who are masters of the complex tying, colouring and weaving technique of producing the gorgeous Ikat fabric. It has been used by many international designer and brands to make everything from cushions and Ikat pillows to wall art and fashion garments.

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