Weaves & Crafts of Southern India
An exclusive collection of handwoven and handcrafted collections from the southern regions of India.
From the beautiful Molakalmooru silks, to the colourful Lambani embroidery and traditional Ilkals of Karnataka, to the famous Pochampally ikats of Telangana, the graceful Kalamkari and Venkatgiris of Andhra Pradesh and the stunning Kanjivaram silk of Tamil Nadu, discover the rich textile heritage of the south showcased together.
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Kriti sustainable livelihoods
KritiKala is a part of Kriti Social Initiatives, a not for profit organization committed to women’s empowerment and education of children. It works in the slums of Hyderabad and one of the major initiatives has been in skill training in the areas of tailoring, hand embroidery and making of paper bag to unskilled women.
Blue lotus is an NGO that works with weavers skilled in jamdani weaving technique using natural dyed yarns, promoting sustainability all the way. Hailing from the clusters of Telangana, the weavers and artisans create simplistic jamdani motifs in warm colors to create sarees, dupattas, fabrics and more
Arthan Impex is an organisation from Bangalore dealing in South silks and cotton sarees from Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh since 2018. Started by Jeeva Rani, it is an organisation working with 25 master weavers of pure handloom sarees for generations ensuring 100% better quality and authenticity. It specialises in the production of soft silk and cotton kanchipuram and Dharmavaram sarees that are light weight in unique designs and are suitable for official and occasional wear.
Maya is a designer brand established in 2010 by Smitha Srinath from Bangalore, Karnataka. Passionate about handlooms, Smitha started working with weaving clusters from Kanjeevaram and Arni in Tamilnadu.
FabriFocus aims to focus on Indian traditional artisans to explore their magic on hand weaving. The support for swadesi weaves and crafts is represented by some of the traditional handloom weaves in this collection. Explore more for khana (khun) fabric materials and patteda anchu sarees, both a specility of handloom clusters in Hubli-Dharwad regions of Karnataka.
Rajolli sarees centre
Rajolli sarees are specialists in the weaving of Ilkal sarees from Bagalkot district of Karnataka. The uniqueness of the saree is that the body, border and pallu are woven separately and joined together with a series of loops called the ‘TOPE TENI’ technique.
Gyandev Handloom was established in 2003 under the guidance of the skilled weaver Gyandev Ganpa along with 25 handloom weavers of the Narayanpet cluster in Telangana. The weaver Gyandev Ganpa has been weaving from the young age of 16. He has been awarded as the best weaver in 2016 at a district-level felicitation.