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From Soul to Spirit: The Story Of Ponduru Fabric

Ponduru Khadi of Andhra Pradesh Nestled just 30 km away from Srikakulam district in Andhra Pradesh, the charming village of Ponduru holds a significant piece of our cherished history. It is here that Ponduru Khadi, a distinguished fabric beloved even by Mahatma Gandhi, finds its origins. The village exudes a warm and welcoming atmosphere, with …

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Dhabla Weaving, A Unique Craft from The Deserts of India

What is a Dhabla? Dhabla, a Rajasthani-style Kutch weaving, evolved through the migration of Vankar people from Rajasthan, settling in Kutch due to commerce. They mastered the unique dhabla weave suited to the region’s hot climate.The Meghwals’ journey to Kutch, driven by their devotion to Shri Ram Dev Pirji, added to the cultural tapestry. The …

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Ancient and Present Roots Of Chanderi Weaving in Madhya Pradesh

INTRODUCTION Madhya Pradesh has held a significant position in the realm of weaving, tracing its origins back to texts from the 7th and 12th centuries. This longstanding tradition of textile craftsmanship endures to this day. Around 1350, Koshti weavers, hailing from Jhansi, embarked on a migratory journey to Chanderi, where they eventually settled. However, it …

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Incredible World of Ilkal Sarees: The Lesser-Known Weave of Karnataka

Ilkal Sarees are found almost everywhere, from the small towns in Maharashtra to North Karnataka. A special Ilkal saree with Kasuti embroidery was seen on our Finance Minister, Ms Nirmala Sitharaman while she was presenting the Union Budget in February. So, let’s find out what is so special about Ilkal sarees that are made in …

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Inventing myths and dramas: Inside the colourful world of Elisa Nicolaci’s fabric sculptures

The Pothi team profiles Elisa Nicolaci, whose dramatic sculptures are made of various fabrics, each representing itself as well as qualities like depth and light Sculptor Elisa Nicolaci was born in Palermo in 1977. She trained at the Academy of Fine Arts of Carrara. During her years at the Academy, she went through the traditional …

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