Textures of ancient Nalanda

Nalanda was a seat of learning and one of the oldest residential universities in the ancient kingdom of Magadha, established during the Gupta dynasty in the 6th century AD. The Chinese monk Xuanzang said, ‘it was at Nalanda where an azure pool winds around the monasteries, adorned with the full-blown cups of the blue lotus,…

Uppada of the East Godavari

This work was done with the Uppada weavers of the East Godavari region of An cotton dhra Pradesh. These weavers had been working with mill made korean silk.  As one of the design interventions, khadi wefts were introduced to add a new texture to the fabric and make it more sustainable. With the use of…

Introducing 15/5

We are a newly formed design collective with product design, graphic Design and textile Design skills. We offer branding, product-development and design workshops.  Recently we have been exploring material and making with kids between the age of 8 and 10. We have been taking Maker Lab workshops with the kids at Gems Genesis International School. We…

Capacity building through Craft

In the months of August and September in 2015, I conducted a training session with Samvedana. This was a workshop women to create income-generating opportunities using textiles. The existing skill set was basic hand and machine stitching. The middle aged women stitched ‘godris’or quilts with old fabric. Some women knew basic embroidery and applique.  The…

Shibori at Samvedana

Samvedna is an NGO that supports  underprivileged school drop outs.  I did a training program with the girls and Shibori became their favourite. Here are some photos from the products they made to sell.