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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Shatranji & Nawar Handloom weavers co-op society of Warangal Telangana is one of the few functioning societies in that region with 105 weaver members. Akunuri Cherala garu is a weaver for over last 5 decades and is the vice-president of the society. The weavers are very skilled and masters of interlock technique of weaving which is world-famous. The durries come in very attractive designs and can be put to multiple uses, from covering the floor to adorning the walls. They are lightweight, foldable, easy on maintenance, and come in different sizes and colours.
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.
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.
Harish from GB Handloom is a master weaver from Pochampally Telangana, specialising in the tie and dye technique of weaving popularly known as the Ikat. GB Handlooms is a manufacturer of Ikat fabrics and dress materials.
Punyavathi handicrafts and handlooms
Punyavathi Handicrafts and Handlooms was established in 1982, currently has a group of 25 weavers and artisans working in the Prdana cluster atKappaladoddi village near Machilipatnam in Krishna district of Andhra Pradesh.The kalamkari craft made in Pedana (Machilipatnam Kalamkari) is a form of hand block kalamkari printing which was registered as one of the geographical indication from Andhra Pradesh under handicraft in the year 2008. A gorgeous range of kalamkari hand block printed textile collections by this group of artisans presented in this collection.
Pitchuka Srinivas is a renowned, master artisan who has devoted his entire life to creating and perfecting the craft of Hand printed Kalamkari using natural dyes.He is supported in this venture by his son Pitchuka Veera Naga Varun Kumar and their team of 20 highly trained artisans.
A master weaver of Venkatagiri sarees from Nellore, Andhra Pradesh, Santosh Reddy established Sai Harika Handlooms in the year 2012 to lend marketing support to weavers and help them sustain their livelihood. Currently, he is working with 25 weaver families and looms of venkatagiri sarees in the Jamdani style of weaving with Zari.Venkatagiri sarees are known for their fine quality of cotton fabric and zari . Due to the fine twist and count, the sarees are light in weight, soft, elegant and good for daily and occasional wear.
The ilkal cooperative society of Shri Chamundeshwari Kaimagga Nekar Sahakar Sangh Niyamit was started in 2004. This cooperative society was inspired by Sri Shakambari Weavers cooperative society which has been around for over 200 years. The society has functional committee members which include a working group of over 160 artisans and 45 handloom weaves. The society is constantly involved in developmental training and projects conducted by the government. They have been recognised and felicitated with awards for their contribution to the livelihood of weavers in the Ilkal cluster of Bagalkot.