Feeling at home

They say home is not a place, it’s a feeling; and, we’ve all grown to understand this idea with new depth after all the months in lockdown. Think about what you learned about finding little comforts, spending more time with your folk, simplicity and everyday joy. For us, that beautiful at-home mood is captured perfectly in these adorable kurtas made from Jaipur handblock printed handwoven cotton.

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Memories of makers

These beautiful Jaipur block printed cottons at Rithihi resound with memories of many people. They speak of ways of life and ancestral crafts learned and passed on from generation to generation for nearly three hundred years. They remind us of the weavers, the yarn spinners, the printers, the woodblock carvers, the dye vat keepers, the dhobis… a wonderful ecosystem coming together to create textiles that delight the senses. Today, lives and ways of artisans all over the world, particularly those in India, have been changed drastically by the ongoing pandemic; We’re reminded even more strongly of these wonderful makers, their remarkable artisanal practices and ways of life centred around the crafts.

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