With stylish clothing brands easily available online, people nowadays have easier access to fast fashion. However, there are a lot of unethical practices (from using hazardous chemicals to killing animals for leather) behind these high-fashion brands. But betting against fast fashion, Dharamsala-based eco-friendly clothing line Sharlho promotes traditional Himalayan craftsmanship on modern apparel, while taking care of the environment.
Artists / Handicraft / Painting
Don’t be fooled by this colourful picture, it is not painted using water colours. It is actually a beautiful thread painting by Meko Gelashvili, a 23-year-old Georgia-based embroidery artist. She is a very skilled needlewoman, who defines herself as an embroidery lover and often paints stunning landscapes using needle and thread.
Featured / Handicraft
Art knows no boundary, yet many times we fail to recognize creative art forms and artists present exactly in front of our eyes. Have you ever seen craftsmen sitting by the roadside, selling beautifully handcrafted objects? These decorative handmade objects are not just the way for a sustaining income for craftsmen, but also the symbol of their artistic skills. Nevertheless, have you ever wondered why...
Art / Design / Handicraft
Pottery or poetry by hands… Have you ever wondered where the diyas that light up your home during festivals, the kulhad (earthenware cup) in which your tea tastes the best, the earthen piggy bank in which you used to save pennies for candies come from? Well, it’s the Kumhar Gram (Prajapati Colony) in Uttam Nagar, Delhi where these useful earthen objects are made.
India is a country known for its diversity. Every region has its own unique art form and culture. Indian handicrafts have a rich history that’s about 5,000 years old, from the time of Indus Valley Civilization. Moreover, the traditional handicrafts of India are one of the main sources of income for a majority of the population after agriculture.