As a studio we are drawn to traditional craft processes, some of which have been practiced for centuries. We have a deep respect for the skills involved in making things by hand and are interested in how different cultures and communities interpret similar processes differently. Through our products, we aim to explore how these time-tested techniques respond and react to different sensibilities, aesthetics and materials.
Handloom weaving involves interlacing warp and weft threads on looms that are operated and powered by hand or foot. The process is ecologically sound as the looms do not require electricity. Handwoven fabrics are soft, durable and breathable – many of these properties are due to the human handling of the yarn during the weaving process.
Block printing is one of the oldest forms of textile printing. It can be a slow and laborious process that requires a lot of skill and precision. India has some of the finest traditions of this ancient art, with several regional styles and variations. The technique involves using carved wooden blocks to imprint a design onto fabric by hand.
Natural dyeing is an ancient technique that involves obtaining pigment or dye from plants, insects, or minerals. Until the nineteenth century all dyes were derived this way. The majority of natural dyes come from plant sources such as roots, berries, bark, leaves, and wood. They tend to be biodegradable, non-toxic and non-allergic.
The ancient tradition of quilting and patchwork has regional variants around the world, and India is no exception. Many of these traditions are still alive across the country and we have been keen to explore them.
From handwoven, indigenous cotton to eco vegetable tanned leather, we bring functionality and durability to the forefront. Our products are crafted with materials that have been carefully sourced and chosen for their versatility, sustainability and quality.