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Craftsmanship

How Dior’s Maria Grazia Chiuri harnessed India’s ‘Shakti’

The tapestries which decorated Dior’s latest show at the gardens of the Musée Rodin were the works of Madhvi and Manu Parekh, rendered in embroidery by Mumbai’s Chanakya School of Craft

Ashiesh Shah’s capsule collection for West Elm is an ode to wabi-sabi

The architect and designer’s first international collaboration takes him back to the roots of his creative practice

Meet the international design company wearing the ‘Made in India’ label with pride

The delightful wares of Thomas Fuchs Creative are made in ateliers across India, from Agra to Ahmedabad

Meet the homegrown decor brand that is elevating everyday objects

With an heirloom-worthy collection of everyday objects and furniture, Kolkata-based Tula champions Indian craftsmanship and the joys of slow living

Meet Bengaluru’s secret carpet collector with an enviable collection and knowledge of rugs

Danny Mehra has travelled the world to curate a sumptuous collection of carpets whose histories are as fascinating as their designs

A lime kiln inspired this new line of oil diffusers by Casegoods

Lime base, terracotta pink, copper basin, fragrant oil: what’s not to love about the new Chulha oil diffuser?

A fashion line by architects brings together Indian technique and Persian motifs

Indian materials, local artisanship and Persian abstractions come together in the new garment line by AnanTaya

Sarita Handa pays tribute to her mentor and friend, the late Shyam Ahuja

Shyam Ahuja, the man who introduced the world to India’s distinct flat-woven dhurrie and its artisanal charm, passed away last month in his New York home. Here, Sarita Handa, another pioneer and Ahuja’s friend, remembers the icon

Kam Ce Kam and The Wicker Story come together to create a sculptural collection of rattan furniture

The handcrafted furniture was constructed using a waste-free manufacturing process

Jaipur Rugs’ handwoven carpets find a home in Milan

The brand's flagship store in the city has been designed by Matteo Cibic

Meet the Indian jewellery designer who has caught the attention of Nicki Minaj

 Ananya Malhotra crafts both seduction and spirituality in her fine jewels

Cocoon Fine Rugs X reD Architects' new handmade rugs marry structure with playfulness

The collection, titled ‘.DWG Dossier’, pays tribute to the beauty of drawing, and its power of transforming imagination into reality

A Jaipur pottery studio is giving ancient illustrations a modern Indian spin

Khanoom offers handcrafted tableware that’s not just stylish but also socially conscious

The extraordinary 500-year-old legacy of Ladakh’s surviving copper craftsmen

The Chiling Sumda village is home to copper artisans who are gracefully keeping their rich family history alive

Ranjit Ahuja’s fine, artisanal hand-embroidered fabrics decorate the homes of global bigwigs 

Ahuja's clientele includes names such as Thierry Despont, Peter Marino, Robert Stern, Bill Gates, Oprah Winfrey, Elton John, Valentino and more

Laila Tyabji writes a personal tribute to Gira Sarabhai

A fountainhead of a woman, Gira Sarabhai set the path and proved inspirational to an entire generation. Sarabhai passed away earlier this week

XTANT, a new crafts festival, aims to recontextualise heritage textiles as contemporary art

The five-day heritage textile festival was held this June on the Spanish island of Mallorca

Founder-trustee of the Craft Revival Trust, Ritu Sethi traces the history of copperware in Pune from the age of the Peshwas to modern day

Sethi also spotlights Studio Coppre, who are working with the local Tambat metal working community on its resurgence 

Meet the nine grande dames of craft in India

As the world awakens to craft and its virtues, one cannot begin to comprehend craft from India without linking it to the craft economy

Kashmir Loom: A studio in the countryside that produces luxury pashmina

Here you will find the finest example of Kashmiri artistry and workmanship

Get to know the winners of this year's JSWxAD Prize for Contemporary Craftsmanship

This year the Prize goes to two winners: Dehradun-based weaving studio Gangamaki and Sandeep Sangaru for his work in Kashmir

Vincent Van Duysen reveals his new collection Giro, for Kettal

This is a classic coming together of precision and poetry 

How the 4,000 year old metal craft of dhokra continues to stay relevant even today

AnanTaya Decor’s Tara Dhokra collection channels an ancient craft technique to create contemporary modular designs

Chiaki Maki wins the JSW x AD Prize for Contemporary Craftsmanship 2021

The JSW x AD Prize for Contemporary Craftsmanship 2021 is awarded to Dehradun-based Japanese weaver Chiaki Maki and Bengaluru-based designer Sandeep Sangaru for his efforts in reviving wood-working crafts in Kashmir

Sandeep Sangaru wins the JSW Prize for Contemporary Craftsmanship 2020 

The JSW Prize for Contemporary Craftsmanship powered by AD was awarded to the craft champion, Sandeep Sangaru 

A tour of the Indian atelier that is a favourite of the world's greatest designers

Frozen Music founded by Varun Seth is a lapidary and decorative arts studio, whose intricate designs have made their way to places as far off as Italy and Mexico

Shantanu & Nikhil and, Obeetee pay homage to India through a brand new collection of luxurious carpets

These striking handwoven carpets are divided into three themes—Independence, Regimental Regalia and The India-Proud Story

Fabindia’s new collection of rugs is made of upcycled single-use plastic bottles

The environmentally friendly ‘SHUNYA’ collection showcases vibrant geometric designs and innovative textures

5 Indian companies that design for top ateliers around the world

From the embroidery atelier that designs for Christian Louboutin, to the Jaipur-based custom stone manufacturers that supply to the likes of Peter Marino, these five companies design and export the best of products world over

Manish Malhotra on overcoming fear and paying tribute to the behind-the-scenes workers of Bollywood with his face mask

Malhotra is one of five iconic designers in the campaign ‘Behind The Mask’, which promotes the wearing of masks and benefits Indian artisans