Gujarat

Embroidery textiles of Gujarat Holiday to India

There are many different textile crafts that are carried out in Gujarat and here are some of the more popular. Shisha/Shisheh/Abhia Bharat mirror work The wrapping of small round pieces of mirror in embroidery and intertwined into patterns, is known as Mutua embroidery, Shisheh or Abhia Bharat.  Shisheh is the Persian word for glass and…

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Block Printing Techniques of Gujarat

Block Printing Techniques It is important to try and understand something about the Caste system in India when looking at art and craft, as it is the reason why a person practices their specific area of expertise.  Caste remains an influential social structure in this sector, determining to a great extent the transmission of knowledge…

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Culture Gujarat

Culture If you are interested in the different cultures of India, and Gujarat in particular, then it is important to know about the people who make it, who take it very seriously and see their craft as important, like a precious emblem which must be protected.  Styles identify their users, and those making it can…

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The History of Gujarat

India was probably the first of all countries that perfected weaving, and the art of gold brocades and filmy muslins, so if we are to talk about textiles, fabric, sewing, weaving and printing then it is important to know about its history and how the production of it is as important today as it has…

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