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Tag: Embroidery


Chamba Rumal: Lesser-known art of Himalayan embroidery by royalties Art / Handicraft

For most of us, a handkerchief is a mere accessory of daily use. But in Chamba, a mountainous town in Himachal Pradesh, it is an integral part of the local heritage, history, and art. The art of making Chamba Rumal (means handkerchief) dates back to the 17th century. Back then, the Himalayan embroidery was done on two to four square feet piece of cloth by...

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Dayakattam Handicraft

In this tech-savvy world, digital games seem to have completely displaced the ancient Indian board game. Before the video games and play stations, kids used to play board games like Snake and Ladder, Ludo, Chauka Bara, etc. These traditional games were not played just to kill the time, but also to improve memory, counting skills, as well as, sharpen one’s strategic skills. Now, a Chennai-based...

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Hoop art: Wondrous 3D embroidery creations made with polymer clay Art / Handicraft

The creative embroidery artists have no limits, they can make various colourful designs on any fabric, presenting stupendous hoop art to the world. But Polish artist Justyna Wolodkiewicz takes this art form to the whole new level that one couldn’t even imagine. The self-taught embroidery artist and clay illustrator makes one-of-a-kind 3D embroidery creations using polymer clay.