Handwoven Shawls, Stoles & Dupattas

When it comes to Indian fabric and handmade crafts, every word would fall short to define the excellence of art and the artist as well. Tangaliya & Toda Fabric is a unique way of weaving with intricate textile design patterns that highlight the artists’ single-mindedness. They were enthralled by the prospect of completing their numerous…

Indian Fighter Kites

India has a long history with kites. Most people believe that Chinese travelers Fa Hien and Hiuen Tsang brought kites to India, but kites evolved on their own in India, and today Indian kites are almost exclusively fighter kites. Tissue paper and bamboo are used to make them, and almost all Indian kites have the…

Madhubani Art & its Significance

Madhubani paintings are one of India’s oldest and most distinctive traditional art forms. Madhubani paintings are a 2500-year-old folk art that is believed to have originated during the Ramayana, when king Janaka invited the people to photograph his daughter Sita’s wedding to prince Rama. During festivals, ceremonies, or special events, women would hand painted these…

Re-Imagining Cultural Barriers with Avinash Karn

The Mithila or Madhubani Art Form: The Story‚Ķ The Mithila region of Bihar, claimed to be the birthplace of Goddess Sita, is also the birthplace of the Mithila or Madhubani art form.  The art traditionally created and practiced by women, is made with a mixture of a variety of tools and natural products like twigs,…