Kalamkari in Pedana

During our stay we collected all sorts of objects which slowly turned into an altar in Irma's, Elma's and Anita's hotelroom. The altar consisted of objects for daily use, such as a dishwashing brush, but also a portrait of Rembrandt to make a home in a bare hotelroom. We almost spent a full month and collected pieces of fabric, pigments, colored plastic objects. We bought flowergarlands along the road, colorful...
Continue Reading

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.
Continue Reading

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.
Continue Reading

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.
Continue Reading

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.
Continue Reading
1 2 3 8