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The Gorgeous Woodworking Patterns of India

The Gorgeous Woodworking Patterns of India

India has a varying spectrum of architectural styles which reflect culture, lifestyle and even climate differences. This wide range includes not only the palaces but also the houseboats and contemporary dwellings of the modern era. A prized aspect of India’s ...

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Chikankari: A Traditional Indian Embroidery Style

Chikankari: A Traditional Indian Embroidery Style

India is known for its diverse craft and embroidery styles that are distinctly different in each state and region. The skill level required for many of these crafts is inherited over generations and perfected over a lifetime. Chikankari embroidery is one ...

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Rajasthan: A land of visual splendor

Rajasthan: A land of visual splendor

The royal state of Rajasthan is a visual splendor and that is exactly what Paulin Van Lynden, the author of the book ‘Rajasthan‘, has tried to communicate to her readers. Wrapped in the blue shades of the falling night I ...

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The Block Printing Textiles of India

The Block Printing Textiles of India

Block Prints are a design pattern on a raised surface that is coated with dyes, inks, pigments or paint and then pressed onto another material, leaving an impression of the pattern when pulled away. The results are hand-stamped surfaces with ...

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