A real look at handloom: Experts talk on India’s finest weaves and share tips to identify fakes

The power of the skilled craftsmen is inherent in every hand-crafted and hand-woven beauty one gets to witness. From lush brocade silks that have an innate royal feel, to luminous, featherweight chanderi cottons — finely-crafted handloom pieces will always win the creative battle over all things machine made. But, while one loves to invest in … Read more A real look at handloom: Experts talk on India’s finest weaves and share tips to identify fakes

Sari swag: Here’s how to pair handloom saris with silver jewellery this winter

Drape yourself in thickly woven silks that not just exude a festive fervour but also lend a warmth that keeps you cosy in winter. Choose the right jewellery to complement the attire, suggest experts. Here’s how to pair different saris and jewellery pieces: *Pochampally: Nothing can surpass the grandeur of a Pochampally sari. It is like … Read more Sari swag: Here’s how to pair handloom saris with silver jewellery this winter

Indian handloom industry still disorganised: Designer duo Swati and Sunaina

Designer duo Swati and Sunaina, who came together in 2007 with the aim of rediscovering the lost treasures of Indian woven textiles and offering them to a discerning audience, say the country’s handloom industry is still a very disorganised sector despite being so huge. And as it is disorganised, the precision required to meet quality standards and … Read more Indian handloom industry still disorganised: Designer duo Swati and Sunaina