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#TEXTILEWANDERLUST Series Two #20 // Kalamkari
Kalamkari or qalamkari is a type of hand-painted or block-printed cotton textile, produced in parts of India and Iran. Its name originates from Persian, from the words qalam (pen) and kari (craftmanship), meaning drawing with a pen. Kalamkari today is practiced in Andrah Pradesh.
Only natural dyes are used in kalamkari and it the process involves seventeen individual steps.
There are two distinctive styles of kalamkari art in India - the Srikalahasti style and the Machilipatnam style. The Srikalahasti style of kalamkari, wherein the "kalam" or pen is used for free hand drawing of the subject and filling in the colors, is entirely hand worked. This style flowered around temples and their patronage and so had an almost religious identity - scrolls, temple hangings, chariot banners and the like, depicted deities and scenes taken from the Hindu epics - Ramayana, Mahabarata, Puranas and the mythological classics. The Machilipatnam Kalamkari craft made at Pedana, evolved with patronage of the Mughals and the Golconda sultanate and uses wooden blocks to apply prints.

This image: drawing kalamkari, pic by Shatika. Words from Wikipedia.

#textile #textilelove #wanderlust #india #incredibleindia #ihavethisthingfortextiles #art #fairtrade #ethicalfashion #sustainablefashion #ecofashion #handmade #craft #kalamkari #weave #woven #handweave #handloom #heritage #painting #qalamkari #andhrapradesh

These horse shoe-shaped things are each one layer in our Sari String Necklaces. Each layer is prepared, the strings cut to length and positioned. Then the layers are, well, layered, and the finishing is done. #handmade #artisanal #textilewanderlust

#TEXTILEWANDERLUST Series Two #19 // Jamdani
Jamdani refers to an extremely laborious hand-weaving technique and the resultant cloth; traditionally one of the finest and most light-weight cotton muslins, rich with supplementary-weft motifs and patterns which were often floral in design. The first mention of the cloth, which originally was known as dhakai as it originated in Dhaka, Bangladesh, was made in the 3rd century BC. This cloth flourished under the patronage of the Mughal Emperors in India and became popularly known as jamdani; a word of Personal origin - “jam” meaning flower and “dani" meaning a vase.

Today, jamdani is made in both Bangladesh as well as Bengal in India and has been declared by UNESCO as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Contemporary jamdani refers more to the technique of supplementary weft weaving rather than the cloth; you can find jamdani across many types and weights of fabric. The technique is similar to embroidery, whereby additional threads are woven into the weft with the use of a stick, while the warp is still on the loom. It shares similarities with kani weaving of Kashmir and the Lao Tai Chok weaving of Laos.

This image: Jamdani in process, pic by Kraftly.

#textile #textilelove #wanderlust #india #incredibleindia #ihavethisthingfortextiles #art #fairtrade #ethicalfashion #sustainablefashion #ecofashion #handmade #craft #jamdani #weave #woven #handweave #handloom #heritage

Introducing >> Kantha Dune Robes 💕 Our Kantha Dune Robes are made from all-over hand-embroidered kantha on hand woven tussar silk. The kantha, a traditional folk stitch, has been reimagined in a contemporary geometric pattern and colourways.
The fabric is light and soft and has a gentle drape. It is unlined. Our Dune Robes are free-size. Buy online. #kantha #geometric #robe #fairtrade #textilewanderlust

Crafted from a single length of fabric, our signature Dune Robes are designed to showcase our beautiful textiles. In this style, we use kantha - a centuries-old tradition of stitching patchwork cloth from rags which evolved from the thrift of rural women in the Bengali region of the sub-continent.
To create this robe, wild tussar silk cocoons are gathered from jungles in West Bengal. The cocoons are cleaned, carded, hand spun and hand woven on wooden looms located in the weaver's houses.
The family business we work with buys this fabric in the local market and distributes it amongst the 700 women they employ to stitch the kantha. The kantha is hand-stitched by women whose families have been stitching kantha for generations. To create the fabric used in this robe, it will take one woman 1.5 months. Shop online #kantha #textilewanderlust

Why do we love Kantha? It lays on a fascinating intersection between folk art, craft, graphic design and fashion and its variations are endless! On top of that, it offers a sustainable and dignified means to the economic independence of marginalised, home-bound women artisans. #kantha #textilewanderlust

Auntie, from a recent trip to Bhuj. #india #bhuj #textilewanderlust

New Nakshi Kantha Pop Up just launched - check your inboxes, folks 💕 if you're not a member, you can sign up online! #kantha #textilewanderlust #india #popup

This is basically why I chose to set up my business in India : #textileheaven. Stunning image by @designerayushkejriwal #india #textilewanderlust #ikat

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#TEXTILEWANDERLUST Series Two #20 // Kalamkari
Kalamkari or qalamkari is a type of hand-painted or block-printed cotton textile, produced in parts of India and Iran. Its name originates from Persian, from the words qalam (pen) and kari (craftmanship), meaning drawing with a pen. Kalamkari today is practiced in Andrah Pradesh.
Only natural dyes are used in kalamkari and it the process involves seventeen individual steps.
There are two distinctive styles of kalamkari art in India - the Srikalahasti style and the Machilipatnam style. The Srikalahasti style of kalamkari, wherein the "kalam" or pen is used for free hand drawing of the subject and filling in the colors, is entirely hand worked. This style flowered around temples and their patronage and so had an almost religious identity - scrolls, temple hangings, chariot banners and the like, depicted deities and scenes taken from the Hindu epics - Ramayana, Mahabarata, Puranas and the mythological classics. The Machilipatnam Kalamkari craft made at Pedana, evolved with patronage of the Mughals and the Golconda sultanate and uses wooden blocks to apply prints.

This image: drawing kalamkari, pic by Shatika. Words from Wikipedia.

#textile #textilelove #wanderlust #india #incredibleindia #ihavethisthingfortextiles #art #fairtrade #ethicalfashion #sustainablefashion #ecofashion #handmade #craft #kalamkari #weave #woven #handweave #handloom #heritage #painting #qalamkari #andhrapradesh

#TEXTILEWANDERLUST Series Two #19 // Jamdani
Jamdani refers to an extremely laborious hand-weaving technique and the resultant cloth; traditionally one of the finest and most light-weight cotton muslins, rich with supplementary-weft motifs and patterns which were often floral in design. The first mention of the cloth, which originally was known as dhakai as it originated in Dhaka, Bangladesh, was made in the 3rd century BC. This cloth flourished under the patronage of the Mughal Emperors in India and became popularly known as jamdani; a word of Personal origin - “jam” meaning flower and “dani" meaning a vase.

Today, jamdani is made in both Bangladesh as well as Bengal in India and has been declared by UNESCO as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Contemporary jamdani refers more to the technique of supplementary weft weaving rather than the cloth; you can find jamdani across many types and weights of fabric. The technique is similar to embroidery, whereby additional threads are woven into the weft with the use of a stick, while the warp is still on the loom. It shares similarities with kani weaving of Kashmir and the Lao Tai Chok weaving of Laos.

This image: Jamdani in process, pic by Kraftly.

#textile #textilelove #wanderlust #india #incredibleindia #ihavethisthingfortextiles #art #fairtrade #ethicalfashion #sustainablefashion #ecofashion #handmade #craft #jamdani #weave #woven #handweave #handloom #heritage

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Our #japantextilestour2017 is just around the corner so it's time to work on dates for Japan 2018! Mid September it is, with final dates and cost TBA soon. Who's keen?!
#textiles #textiletours #japanesetextiles #womenstours #textilewanderlust #ihavethisthingwithtextiles #shibori #boro #borotextiles #saori #saoriweaving #sashiko #kimono

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A new Vietnam itinerary is being planned for July!! Teachers, tertiary students, academics and northern hemisphere holidayers... join us during your break! Register your interest and join our mailing list via the contact page on our website so that you'll be first to receive details of this and other tours as soon as they're released. www.retreatrecreate.com #vietnamtextilestour2018 #textiles #traditionaltextiles #ethnictextiles #ethnicdress #traditionaldress #traditionalcostume #handcraft #textiletours #textiletravels #womensretreat #womenstour #ihavethisthingwithtextiles #textilewanderlust

Laos details and prices are coming soon!! www.retreatrecreate.com. Weaving, dyeing, embroidery workshops, textile museums, rural handcraft villages, temples and more. Register your interest or join our mailing list via the contact form on the website. #laostextilestour2018 #laostextiles #laos #ethnictextiles #traditionaltextiles #traditionalhandcraft #womensretreat #womensupportingwomen #ihavethisthingwithtextiles #textilewanderlust

#TEXTILEWANDERLUST Series Two #18 // Indigo
The word indigo, which comes from the Greek indicos meaning ‘of India’, refers to the blue colouring matter extracted from the leaves of various plants, grown in most corners of the globe. One of the world’s oldest dyes, indigo is also one of the most colourfast dyes and no other dye has been valued so widely and for so long. Until recently, it was believed that the techniques of indigo dyeing originated in and spread from India. It is now accepted that many groups around the world developed these skills independently.
This image: Dyers churn the indigo dye vat, from Indigo: the colour that changed the world.

#textile #textilelove #wanderlust #india #incredibleindia #ihavethisthingfortextiles #art #fairtrade #ethicalfashion #sustainablefashion #ecofashion #handmade #craft #indigo

COMPETITION GIVEAWAY! Remember folks our competition we're running in collaboration with @estilamag will end soon! Here's what Estila Magazine says about us: "Here at Estila we are passionate about highlighting British emerging designers and small independent brands. One of them is Jewelled Buddha, a lifestyle brand that aims to enrich your lives and homes with beautiful textiles and accessories. And now you have the opportunity to win the beautiful Kantha sari scarf. The competition closes on 31th July 2017 and the winner will be announced on Tuesday, 1st August 2017. Enter here: https://estila.co/blog/win-a-beautiful-sari-scarf/

Did you see we at @retreatrecreate are planning a Vietnam textiles tour next July?! Perfect for teachers, students, and northern hemisphere types! Register your expression of interest at the website www.retreatrecreate.com 👍🏼

More from @wanderingsilk #textile series. Yup, we're big fans #girlcrush #repost @wanderingsilk #TEXTILEWANDERLUST Series Two #17 // Ikat
Ikat, a technique of resist dyeing yarn prior to weaving, derives from the Indonesian word mengikat, “to tie”, and has developed independently in India, Indonesia, China and Central/South America. India, unsurprisingly, has one of the oldest and most developed traditions of ikat-weaving, and through its exports, has introduced or strongly influenced ikat in Yemen, West Africa and Southeast Asia. The earliest evidence of ikat in India dates from the 5th century in the Deccan, pre-dating the Gujarati double ikat patola tradition. Today, ikat is woven primarily around Hyderabad, Orissa and Gujarat.
This image: R. Shakti Nanda

#textile #textilelove #wanderlust #india #incredibleindia #ihavethisthingfortextiles #art #fairtrade #ethicalfashion #sustainablefashion #ecofashion #handmade #craft #ikat #weaving

#TEXTILEWANDERLUST Series Two #17 // Ikat
Ikat, a technique of resist dyeing yarn prior to weaving, derives from the Indonesian word mengikat, “to tie”, and has developed independently in India, Indonesia, China and Central/South America. India, unsurprisingly, has one of the oldest and most developed traditions of ikat-weaving, and through its exports, has introduced or strongly influenced ikat in Yemen, West Africa and Southeast Asia. The earliest evidence of ikat in India dates from the 5th century in the Deccan, pre-dating the Gujarati double ikat patola tradition. Today, ikat is woven primarily around Hyderabad, Orissa and Gujarat.
This image: R. Shakti Nanda

#textile #textilelove #wanderlust #india #incredibleindia #ihavethisthingfortextiles #art #fairtrade #ethicalfashion #sustainablefashion #ecofashion #handmade #craft #ikat #weaving

A new Vietnam itinerary is being planned for July!! Teachers, tertiary students, academics and northern hemisphere holidayers... join us during your break! Register your interest and join our mailing list via the contact page on our website so that you'll be first to receive details of this and other tours as soon as they're released. www.retreatrecreate.com #vietnamtextilestour2018 #textiles #traditionaltextiles #ethnictextiles #ethnicdress #traditionaldress #traditionalcostume #handcraft #textiletours #textiletravels #womensretreat #womenstour #ihavethisthingwithtextiles #textilewanderlust

Our #japantextilestour2017 is just around the corner so it's time to work on dates for Japan 2018! Mid September it is, with final dates and cost TBA soon. Who's keen?!
#textiles #textiletours #japanesetextiles #womenstours #textilewanderlust #ihavethisthingwithtextiles #shibori #boro #borotextiles #saori #saoriweaving #sashiko #kimono

House Of Wandering Silk celebrates the skills of artisanal communities through its handwoven textiles, while Greytone redefines traditional jewellery with bold designs in concrete, brass and stainless steel.
For a curated preview, join us at Good Earth, Colaba, Mumbai #OfSilkandConcrete. #ConcreteJewellery #TextileWanderlust #CraftInTheContemporary

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We’re featuring a curated selection of handwoven silks from House Of Wandering Silk, juxtaposed with bold, industrial jewellery by Greytone.
Available at Good Earth Colaba, 21st July onwards. #GoodEarthForSilkAndConcrete
#SilkandConcrete #ConcreteJewellery #TextileWanderlust
#CraftInTheContemporary @greytone2016 @wanderingsilk

We’re featuring a curated selection of handwoven silks from House Of Wandering Silk, juxtaposed with bold, industrial jewellery by Greytone.
Available at Good Earth Colaba, 21st July onwards. #GoodEarthForSilkAndConcrete
#SilkandConcrete #ConcreteJewellery #TextileWanderlust
#CraftInTheContemporary

Repost from @retreatrecreate
Our 2018 Laos Textile Tour is sooo close to release! Visit our website to register an expression of interest if you're keen. Details will be shared first with those on the mailing list and those who've put in an EOI in the veeeerrrry near future.
#retreatrecreate #textiles #textiletours #textilewanderlust #textiletravels #ethnictextiles #traditionaltextiles #laos #laotextiles #travelasia #travellaos #laostextilestour2018

• current mood 🌴 red masala MIRROR gymbag is having fun on the beach 🌊 it was a magical adventure👣 in 2016 Montenegro •
#summertime #magicaladventures #adventure #balkantrip #montenegro #mirrorcollection #mirror #gymbag #onthebeach #textilewanderlust #gujarattextile #relax #naturelover #bohemianstyle #boho #ethno #shamobags

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