A Swiss Journal of Design and Space

My move to Stockholm was an eye-opening step in my life and my professional journey. Even though I have had a keen interest in writing and interior design since my teenage years, the Scandinavian lifestyle made me experience design in a new way and question our relation to local crafts. In the Nordic countries, the design industry is recognised as a cultural value, and given a more conscious approach.

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The Gaddis of Himachal and their Sheep-Wool Crafts

The Gaddini arrives at the wedding, moving her head slowly, so as to not disturb the splendid, golden nose-ring. Her mahindi-covered hand holds in place the red and gold chiffon, draped over her head. Her heavily pleated, floral skirt sweeps across the floor. Wrapped around, and around, her waist is a dora, a sheep-wool rope, the most distinguishing feature of the attire of the Gaddis.

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India in Australia

An artisanal and ethical brand from Sydney, hopes to bridge the gap between artisanal work and fashion by combining cultural forms of silhouette and woven textile in single garments. Badaam was founded by creative director Priyanka Kaul in 2017. Badaam's thoughtful philosophy ensures ethical production of handwoven and natural fabrics in healthy work environments.

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Indigo Resist Dyeing from Sindh

Our passion for Indigo dyeing led us to communities in Sindh, Pakistan where this tradition can be traced back to the ancient Indus civilization, more than 5000 years ago. Today, Indigo dyeing is still practiced along the banks of the River Indus. Our explorations started with traditional Ajrak textile patterning methods.

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Driving The India Craft Project

For those lost in the cultural oblivion, what pulls us into exploring our artistic realms beyond our craft? The India Craft Project is an initiative based on a few questions such as these, especially exploring the traditional creative communities of the country. Focused on 'People Currency' and the importance of creative interventions & collaboration.

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Ajrakh, A Perfect Balance

Gujarat, our land, our Inspiration, our Muse! Vraj:bhoomi’s roots lie in Gujarat, a prosperous state with high spirits, dynamic society and cheerful celebrations, a state with its true colors of rich heritage and cultural traditions. There is so much that the state has to offer in terms of inspiration

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Concept Retail in India

Bengal has such an offering of craft & art, it would be unfair to single out. Albeit, the humble water-hyacinth is fascinating, and its varied usage in Bengal is as meaningful. It has some intervention from artists, but i do feel it can be explored a lot more.

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A Blueprint From ‘Boro’ 

The term ‘boro,’ for ‘ragged’ refers to traditional Japanese textiles patched together by hand from scraps of cloth. They are stunning every time you look at them: a sea of blue cloth interjected with patterned patches of cotton – discarded in a forgotten century – worn around the edges, and dotted with stitches as if mended in haste. A result of need rather than want, boros are imprecise, the design of the whole, unspecific but thoroughly compelling.  

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Indian Handcrafted Goods in Frankfurt

We are very careful about the ethical, social and ecological background of our products and select designers based on how they source materials and their manufacturing processes. Our products are almost all handmade by talented artisans and craftspeople, which allows you to partake in living traditions that are generations old.

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Adornment in Rajasthan

India’s rich culture is easily exhibited in its majestic forts, incredible food, and royal palaces but perhaps most delightfully, in its jewellery and textile traditions. Rajasthani dress is particularly elaborate and colourful, beautifully decorated with mirror and traditional printwork.

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