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The Stone Pottery of Longpi

Posted by Arvind Rajkumar on

 Longpi Pottery or Stone pottery is a traditional craft from Manipur. Longpi derives its name from the village Longpi in Manipur, India. Thankul Naga tribes practice this exceptional pottery style. A single village of 400 houses in the district Ukhrul of North - East Manipur, with perhaps just 200 artisans plying the craft, is the nerve center of Longpi earthernware.

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The Traditional art of Bandhini and Leheriya

Posted by Arvind Rajkumar on

 Leheriya (or leheriya, Lehariya) is a traditional style of tie dye practiced in Rajasthan, India that results in brightly colored cloth with distinctive patterns. The technique gets its name from the Rajasthani word for wave because the dyeing technique is often used to produce complex wave patterns

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Block Prints of Sanganer

Posted by Arvind Rajkumar on

 The village of Sanganer near Jaipur has been a major centre for very fine block-cutting and printing. Almost 500 years' old, Sanganeri printing gained high popularity in the 16th and 17th centuries in all European countries with its Calico prints and became one of the major exports of the East India Company.

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The Famous Chanderi Fabric

Posted by Ruchi Makhija on

 Chanderi, which is amongst the best known handloom clusters, occupies a special place because of its centuries old weaving specialty of producing finely textured fabrics of silk and cotton embellished with zari woven work, and more specifically because of its saris that have been patronized by royalty.

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The Famous Grass Mats of Pattamadai

Posted by Ruchi Makhija on

 Pattamadai is the neighbour village to Cheranmahadevi, ranges about 3 Kilometers from Cheranmahadevi and 20 Kilometers from Tirunelveli in Tamilnadu ..India. Patamadai resides along the banks of the river Tamaraparani. It is world famous for its silken mats woven from grass.

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