Plant-based dyes

Various artists and designers at the DDW 2019 have been exploring the use of natural dyes as an alternative for the polluting colours from the textile industry. An almost forgotten ancient tradition, which is still very much alive in India.
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Diwali, diyas and potters

Diwali is the time to lit earthen diyas. The demand of these diyas is decreasing every year as fancier forms of light are replacing the traditional ones.
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Century old ties

The Dutch king and queen are on a statevisit to India and are exploring new collaborations in Kochi. The area was known as Dutch Malabar in the 17th and 18th century where various traces of the VOC can be found.
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Block printing workshop

Alice and Emmy went to learn blockprinting with natural dyes. It was not the best time for printing - during monsoon. They enjoyed and had a great experience and above all printed beautiful fabrics.
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The Making of Ravana

Today is Dusshera, each year artisans travel to Delhi to make Ravana's for Dusshera. The festival which celebrates the victory of good over evil.
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