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
DWARAKA, an art revival movement for the Development of Weavers And Rural Artisans in Kalmakari Art, was established by philanthropist Sri. V.Dwaraknath Reddy in Srikalahasthi region of Chittoor District, Andhra Pradesh and is committed to the development of artisans cutting across all borders.
Sai baba handlooms
Butchaiah, a master weaver of the famous Gollabhama sarees from Siddipet, Medak District in Telangana, started Saibaba Handlooms in 1966 with an objective to popularise the variety and provide sustainable livelihood to artisans. He is currently working with a hundred artisans and weavers from the region.
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.
Sandur kushala kala kendra
Certified by Khadi and Village Industries Commission, Sandur is an organization empowering women artisans of the Bellary district in Karnataka. The designs created in the lambani hand embroidery technique by these artisans have received numerous accolades over the years.
Dhanunjaiah is a master weaver from Pochampally and specialises in Ikkat cotton sarees. He set up Dhanunjaiah handlooms in 2015 with an objective to provide marketing and livelihood support to many artisan and weaver families.
Sainath tie and dye fabrics
Sainath fabrics is established in 1990 working with 50 weavers in Koyyalagudam village of Telangana State. Mainly working in Ikkat fabrics, home furnishings and dress materials.
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.
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.
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.
Ghanshyam Sarode is a textile designer from Hyderabad, Telangana whose aim is to work towards creating a textile ecosystem in which handloom weaving and handloom weavers become productive contributors to the overall economy of the society and yet preserve the traditional handloom weaving style.
Saalankrita is a house of handlooms started by Sunita in 2019 with an objective to support weavers earn their livelihood and to promote handlooms. She is currently working with 4 Gadwal weavers from the Jogulamba Gadwal district of Telangana. Known for their fine cotton woven body and silk pallu.
Kasha by Kanchan Purohit and Sharmila is a craft based organisation started in 2018 mainly to revive the embroidery crafts and specially the Kasuti which is phasing out. There are currently 20 women artisans working with the organisation to embellish a curated collection of rich traditional silk and cotton sarees, dupattas and stoles. Kasha, through its effort is able to provide sustainable livelihood to these artisans and also keeping the craft alive.
Silk handlooms from Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu was established by Gopinathan M.V in 2008. The aim was to provide marketing support to the weavers of traditional soft silk, silk cotton and kora cotton sarees.