Jaypore
03/26/2017 at 12:30. Facebook
A traditional patchwork quilt being made by a woman of the Siddi community in Karnataka. Did you know that Siddis are descendents of early African immigrants to India and South Asia? The Siddis have adopted many aspects from India but have also retained their African traditions, one of which is this art of patchwork quilting.

Called kawandi, these quilts are made by the women for their...
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Jaypore
03/26/2017 at 05:30. Facebook
If summer was a color, it would be ivory. This season, we’ve taken this favorite color of ours and turned it into a wispy dupatta with delicate gold zari. Wear it with any kurta, lightly wrap it around your head like a scarf or add it to your handbag. Make it your canvas this summer. Shop here [ Goo.gl Link ]
Jaypore
03/25/2017 at 12:30. Facebook
This Saturday, let's talk menstrual health. Can you count the number of times you’ve been told to not go to a place of worship when on your period? While city girls have cool comebacks for this, women in rural India don’t. They not only believe these myths but also find it hard to manage their period with ease and dignity.

The Uger Project based in Udaipur educates women in southern...
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Jaypore
03/25/2017 at 08:30. Facebook
In this collection of cotton kurtas and dresses, Jaypore brings together elements from India’s rich textile heritage – soft cotton and the striking bagru and syahi begar prints. Did you know that syahi begar gets its name because of the two primary colors used in its printing - black (syahi) and red (begar). Shop the collection here [ Goo.gl Link ]
Jaypore
03/24/2017 at 12:30. Facebook
Ever wondered what the story behind bagru is? Or why a dyer needs onion skins? Why do block printers need so much water? Find fascinating stories about everything to do with block printing in Nina Sabnani’s A for Ajrakh, an illustrated alphabetic chronicle, which is a culmination of stories collected by her over a period of two decades. While the book is meant for kids over 10 years, it holds...
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Jaypore
03/24/2017 at 08:30. Facebook
With a fresh take on colors and block prints, this collection of Chanderi apparel is perfect for the brighter, warmer days ahead. Choose from flowy kurtas, breezy palazzos and dupattas. Shop what you love here [ Goo.gl Link ]
Jaypore
03/23/2017 at 12:30. Facebook
Did you know that Emma Watson aka Belle's costumes in Beauty and the Beast were handcrafted in India? Sinéad O’Sullivan, assistant costume designer of the movie, has shared two detailed posts on Instagram about this. In one, O’Sullivan talks about artisan brothers Kasam and Juma from Kutch, Gujarat, who did the beautiful aari work (a type of embroidery) for one of Belle’s gowns. In another...
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Jaypore
03/23/2017 at 08:30. Facebook
A new season brings new finds & sweet deals! Up to 50% off apparel, jewelry, shoes, home accents & more. Shop our delightful Spring Sale here
Jaypore
03/22/2017. Facebook
It's a fruit that even the divine find hard to resist. Since it's the season, tell us which type of mangoes make you weak in the knees?
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Jaypore
03/22/2017. Facebook
Celebrate the warm sunny days of spring with the earthy hues of Jaypore’s effortless mul collection. Flowy kurtas, easy pants and churidars, matched with ajrakh dupattas and well-tailored dabu-printed jackets will give you the signature Jaypore look that is fresh, fun and functional. Shop here [ Goo.gl Link ]
Jaypore
03/21/2017. Facebook
East is east, and west is west, and never the twain shall meet. In these sharp and clever illustrations, graphic artist Yang Liu compares the west (in blue) and east (in red) and how the two cultures deal with everyday situations and problems. Liu moved to Berlin from Beijing when she was 13, so has a fairly good idea of both worlds. The illustrations have also been turned into a book by...
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Jaypore
03/21/2017. Facebook
There's something about ajrakh that's so rooted and earthy. This new collection of printed cotton kurtas, skirts and palazzos is equal parts effortless and eye-catching.

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Jaypore
03/20/2017. Facebook
"Perhaps more than other art forms, puppetry invites (even forces) the audience to infuse characters and actions with their own meaning."

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Jaypore
03/20/2017. Facebook
Regal and rare, an ashavali (a type of intricate brocade) is part of Gujarat’s rich textile heritage. The most distinct part of the weave is the outlining of motifs based on Mughal meenakari or inlay work.

Once a highly coveted textile, the ashavali weave nearly withered away due to paucity of skilled weavers and poor economic conditions. Thanks to the efforts of master weaver Vishnubhai...
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Jaypore
03/19/2017. Facebook
The weekend's coming to a close and before Monday rushes in, we're admiring this gallery with those stunning floor tiles, that rocking chair and the rustic cans. So eclectic and yet in perfect harmony. Almost like meditation isn't it? PC: baobabinteriors.tumblr.com
Jaypore
03/19/2017. Facebook
Celebrate spring with 15% off Chanderi sarees in hues that are perfect for this season. Shop here [ Goo.gl Link ]
Jaypore
03/18/2017. Facebook
Ajrakh is known for its red and blue hues and motifs. With this collection, Jaypore has given this age-old textile a spring spin. Playful angrakhas with applique and tassels are crafted from natural-dyed fabric in bold yellows, reds and greens - all uncommon hues in ajrakh but perfect for this season. Shop this collection here [ Goo.gl Link ]
Jaypore
03/18/2017. Facebook
This image of finishing touches being applied to a Theyyam artist in Thalassery, Kerala hypnotized us. Did you know that Theyyam is a ritual dance from Kerala. It incorporates dance, mime and music and is mostly performed in front of shrine without a stage or curtains. There are over 400 types of Theyyams and their costume and adornment is spectacular. PC: Eric Lafforgue
Jaypore
03/17/2017. Facebook
It's the weekend and spring is here. That's two good reasons to indulge in some new silver. And we're giving you a third!
Buy any two silver jewelry pieces and get 15% off. Jhumkis, nose pins, necklaces, rings and so much more. Use code: SILVER15.
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Jaypore
03/17/2017. Facebook
Adorned with traditional gold zari motifs like peacocks indicative of the rainy season, elephants and palki depicting a typical Indian marriage, this delightful collection of Chanderi sarees is perfect to celebrate the new season. Shop here [ Goo.gl Link ]