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The Dabu of Akola

The Akola Story The color Indigo, that is a personal favorites. A color that finds its way in our culture in countless ways. A color which is a commoner among many colours. A color that represents itself so differently in all my craft and work travels across India. Last January, I visited Akola to experiment on color variations for our new Dabu Indigo print story. This is one color that you see in abundance in and around the villages where the craft is practiced. A mix of Indigo and white spurred across the village landscape. A soothing hue on walls, windows and main doors of pristine white houses. A calm and serene hue that combats harshness of summer heat and strong winter winds. Earlier there were several small...

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Kaisori discovers : The tile makers of Athangudi

Kaisori discovers  Athangudi tile making from Chettinad, Tamil Nadu. A 150 year old  art-form that is known to produce absolutely the most beautiful handmade tiles from the region.Deft hands of the craftsmen use cement, sand, jelly, water and colour to create striking geometrical patterns and lovely floral designs  

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Kaisori discovers :The Queen's stepwell of Patan

Kaisori discovers Rani-ki-vav situated on the banks of river Saraswati at Patan, Gujarat.Designed as an inverted temple signifying the sanctity of water, it is divided into seven levels of stairs, lined with more than 800 majestic figures and deities of religious importance sculpted by artisans. Read more on the Kaisori blog.

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