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Anoodha Kunnath
Chendamangalam is a small unassuming town by the banks of the river Periyar, almost 30 kilometre away from the city of Ernakulam. It was a thriving centre of trade and exchange near the ancient sea port Muziris. Chendamangalam is also known to be the earliest home of the Malabari Jews. As much as…
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Tarini Manchanda
Among the 16 major tribes of Nagaland, the Chakhesang Nagas are one of the most progressive. They represent people belonging to three language groups – Chakri or Chökri, Khezha and Sangtam and derive their name from the initials ‘cha-khe-sang’. Earlier known as Eastern Angamis, they amalgamated in…
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B.N. Goswamy
Through the workmanship of the exquisite ‘Sikander Nama’ shawl from Kashmir, Prof. B.N. Goswamy explores the history and development of the hand-embroidered and hand-woven shawls from the Valley, as opposed to those produced on the loom. (In pic: The ‘Sikandar Nama’ shawl; Photo Courtesy: …
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Shrey Maurya
This article was a direct result of Sahapedia's collaboration with the Conference on Handloom and Handicrafts in India, held in Chirala, Andhra Pradesh, November 2018. All quotes in italics are from an interview with Suresh Vankar, November 2018. History is not always written, it is often borne…
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Namrata Toraskar
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Pankaja Sethi
  This article illustrates the journey in the pursuit of kerang – the bark cloth of the Gadaba Adivasi women from Koraput district of south Odisha. It aims to record the last phase of bark cloth and the people who are still retaining it as a part of their ethnic identity. Kerang takes us to that…
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Radhana Raheja
The Makhmali Way: The Technical Complexities of Velvet Handloom Weaving   After witnessing years of glory, in the 19th century the intricate and time-consuming art of silk velvet weaving came up against competition from velvet powerlooms, which led to its rapid decline and near disappearance. …
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Pallavi Deore
  While there is much being planned in India in the field of urban development and urban regeneration with schemes such as HRIDAY and Smart Cities mission, there is little talk about the development of smaller towns such as Paithan. This article aims to highlight the potential of integrated…
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Photographs Sunrise, Assi Ghat, Varanasi Naksha or design process: Naseem Ahmad at work Graphed pattern for making jala, Shahjahan Ansari's workshop, Varanasi  Digitally produced design, Shahjahan Ansari's workshop, Varanasi  Pattern drawn on mica sheet, Naseem Ahmad's workshop, Varanasi Aziz ul…
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Overviews of history, materials and techniques (grouped thematically and by date)   Web-page on Banarasi Saree on the official website of Varanasi district   Web-page on Varanasi Saris, National Centre for Textile Design, Office of the Development Commissioner for Handlooms, Ministry of Textiles,…
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