From the desert of Rajasthan to the world’s most coveted music stages, the Manganiyars are folk artistes with an unusual story. Virtually born to music – even their babies don’t cry out of tune! – read about an unusual system of patronage that has kept their tradition alive
Somewhere in the grand Bidar Fort in Karnataka lies a secret buried underground. It’s what makes the craft we know as ‘Bidriware’ – silver inlay work on black metal – just so exquisite. Catch the story of Bidri art and we’ll introduce you to some medieval wizardry
In a narrow, twisty lane in Jaipur’s traditional bazaars is a treasure of this city – lac bangles, crafted from a natural resin known to Indians from Vedic times. Find out why these bangles are so special, why they are essential bridal finery, and much more
The Vankars of Bhujodi in Kutch weave the magical story of their heritage into the shawls, stoles and blankets they make. Follow the highs and lows of their craft, and its resurrection, thanks to initiatives that celebrate this special community of weavers
You are probably familiar with the Dancing Girl of Mohenjo-daro but have you ever wondered how such a delicate work of art was made 4,000 years ago? Incredibly, the technique survives to this day, in a craft we know as ‘Dhokra’. Here’s its riveting story.
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