The region of Kutch is famous for its embroideries, but did you know that it was a famine that triggered the great revival of this art? Catch the story of how an attempt to create livelihoods led to a revolution in this episode of Heritage Matters.
For more than two millennia, Indian muslin, described as ‘woven air’ and ‘evening dew’, was worth its weight in gold. Where did it come from and did the weavers really have their thumbs severed? Here’s an account of how this near-invisible fabric enchanted the world