Weaves & Crafts of Western India
An array of handwoven and handcrated collections from the western regions of India.
From the vibrant Bandhani and intricately designed Patolas of Gujarat, to the water-like Shibori, the exclusive Hand block prints and the Applique of Rajasthan, and much more all showcased on one platform.
Swadeshi to suit the occasion while supporting our weaver and artisan community.
Somariya is the brainchild of Gaurav Pandya from Rajasthan and was set up in 2012. The endeavour is to provide customers with hand crafted products which help support and encourage good craftsmanship.
The Paithani handloom, kept alive by the weavers for 2000 years, was admired and patronized by the Mughals, Nizams, and the Marathas. In the 17th century under the Peshwas, the production also expanded from Paithan to Yeola, which is now one of the main weaving centres of the Paithani.
The Paithani is handwoven using threads of pure silk and zari. It is known for its luxurious fabric and intricate designs. A key tell-tale sign of an authentic Paithani is that it looks exactly the same on both sides of the fabric with no loose threads.
OnlyPaithani has been working with over 30 weavers since 10 years to preserve this fine art of weaving and our rich tradition. We are trying to keep the authenticity of the Paithani which has been widely diluted with jacquards and powerlooms. At OnlyPaithani, while assuring that your Paithani is handmade, we also aim at introducing new colors and patterns that would appeal to women across all ages.
Sarvoday seva samiti
Sarvodaya Sewa Samiti from Ahmedabad is a KVIC certified organisation founded in 2013 with a turnover of over 2 Crores, who are mainly into producing Organic Khadi, Natural Yarn Dyed Khadi, Kora Khadi and more.
Bhojar creations is a social enterprise by Kaluram, an artisan turned entrepreneur who specializes in dyeing and Shibori, a tie and dye technique of creating designs on fabrics. Hailing from a small village near Jodhpur, today he has more than 20 women artisans working for him.
Khamir was instituted after the Earthquake of 2001 as a platform for engagement & development of craft, heritage and cultural ecology of the Kachchh region of Gujarat. The word Khamir means “intrinsic pride” in the local Kachchhi language and “to ferment “ in Hindi. Aptly so, Khamir as an organisation stands for fermentation of ideas and activities to strengthen and promote the rich artisanal traditions of the region. Today, Khamir works in 14 crafts with 350 units and 1060 artisans from the entire Kutch district of Gujarat. It serves as a platform for the promotion of traditional handicrafts and allied cultural practices, the processes involved in their creation, and the preservation of culture, community and local environments. The vision is to create a vibrant, sustainable Indian craft sector in which crafts and artisans alike are highly valued by people worldwide.
MORALFIBRE is a social organisation from Gujarat that is a registered member of the Fair Trade Forum, India, a part of the WFTO. Work practices and products of Moral Fibre are based on ethical and sustainable foundation. The organisation has supported livelihood generation to over 3,000 workers, mainly women from remote villages, to live a life of dignity. MORALFIBRE products are powered by people’s energy with no use of electricity and are mostly hand spun and hand woven. The organisation specializes in dyed, yarn dyed, hand block as well as hand screen printing and digital printing in Azo free as well as natural dyes.The exclusively handcrafted fabrics are Fair trade, sustainable, allergy free and almost carbon neutral. The extensive collection of fabrics include non-organic and organic cotton fabrics, silk and blends providing all necessary services for textiles design, development and manufacturing. MORALFIBRE has ready to wear collection for men, women and children is Indo-Western, smart and classic.
Sanskruti Silks is of Pankaj Makwana , a national award master weaver of the famous double ikkat patola from Gujarat and specialises in sarees and dupattas. Patola is a tie and dye technique of dyeing and weaving similar to Pochampally and Sambalpur Ikkat and usually comes in silk.