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Bandhani – Untying the Whispers

Bandhani – Untying the Whispers

Bandhani is the traditional embroidery tradition of the Khatri community of Gujarat and Rajasthan. The term Bandhani is derived from the Sanskrit word ‘Bandhan’ which means ‘to tie’. It has...
Molela Terracotta: A Rajasthani Craft

Molela Terracotta: A Rajasthani Craft

Terracotta has been an intricate part of the Indian sub-continent since time immemorial. The use of terracotta to make sculptures and pottery dates back to the pre-Harappan and Harappan era.... Read More
Kashidakari – A tale of two states

Kashidakari – A tale of two states

Kashmiri Kashidakari Kashidakari is the most famous embroidery of the Kashmir valley. The term ‘kashidakari’ literally means ‘needle work’. The origin of this craft is not clear but according to... Read More
Rogan: An Art or Craft?

Rogan: An Art or Craft?

The traditional Rogan paintings of Nirona have not yet been explored to its full potential. With every passing moment, the art is losing its value and is on the verge...
The Comb-Cut Paintings of Jharkhand: Sohrai and Khovar

The Comb-Cut Paintings of Jharkhand: Sohrai and Khovar

The Khovar and Sohrai paintings are an indigenous art form of Hazaribagh whose origins can be traced back to the cave painting tradition during a transient phase between the Mesolithic... Read More
Sanjhi – The Paper Cutting Tradition of Braj

Sanjhi – The Paper Cutting Tradition of Braj

Sanjhi paper cutting is the traditional craft practiced in the region of Mathura-Vrindavan. The art of sanjhi gained momentum during the bhakti movement in the 15th – 16th century when it came...
Weaves of India

Weaves of India

The weaves of India are as diverse as they are beautiful. While some weaves are well-known, others live in obscurity. As part of our mission at Memeraki to protect our... Read More
The Embroidery Map of India

The Embroidery Map of India

What better day than World Embroidery Day to share our (work in progress!) embroidery map of India! Note that this does not include weaves as we are working on a... Read More
A Conversation With Vidya Vox

A Conversation With Vidya Vox

"There is a deep sense of home that resonates with me when I’m listening to any folk music, and nothing can replace that." Continuing our conversations with some of our... Read More
Paitkar Paintings, storytelling through scrolls

Paitkar Paintings, storytelling through scrolls

Paitkar is the traditional scroll painting of a small village Amadubi, Jharkhand. The word Paitkar is derived from the local word Patekar, or the Pata artists of the region. It... Read More

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