The Artisans of Ajrakhpur: Slowfashion

The artisans of Ajrakhpur
Ajrakh is a unique technology of fabric printing which involves about sixteen steps, the word Ajrakh literally means 'Aaj-Rakh'.

Wood Carving and Inlay Work: A Perspective

How different is brass inlay work from the wood carving yet both methods are used to make beautiful wooden stamps

Inlay work in India started long back during Mughal reign.Saharanpur in the state of Uttar Pradesh is the most famous place for inlay work.

April 13, 2018 by DesiCrafts Shop

Get the Look::Anushka's Blue Dress

Anushka Sharma at her wedding reception

Anushka and Virat's wedding was a big news. The love birds got married in a hush-hush way, in a foreign country. Later, a wedding reception was given to many people, including PM Modi.

February 06, 2018 by DesiCrafts Shop

Dedicated to our buyers::Old and New

DesiCrafts Silk Cushion Covers

We feel happy when our generous buyers send us pictures of what they bought from us. Here are some pictures of the things that were handmade by our team in Chennai (formerly Madras), India.

January 17, 2018 by DesiCrafts Shop

We Made::Bukhara Embroidery Cushions

Making Of DesiCrafts Bukhara Pattern

Bukhara is an ancient city in the central Asian country of Uzbekistan. Bukhara prints are visible in the Islamic architecture, garments and also in day-to-day life. 

October 23, 2017 by DesiCrafts Shop

Featured Artist | Jacqline Woodcock | Comform and Calm

Jacqueline Woodcock is the owner of Comfort and Calm. Situated on the Gold Coast, Australia, Jacqueline's shop is all about handmade. Three Cs as Jacqueline would call them- Ceramics, Cushions, Candles are the core of Jacqueline's handmade business.

Her love for handmade comes alive in form of her linen cushion covers and tea towels that she beautifully hand block prints before stitching.

Hand Block Printed Feathers Linen Pillow Cover

September 21, 2017 by DesiCrafts Shop

How to Use Stripes Like a Pro:: Fashion Trends

Using too much stripes everywhere may become boring and so one should choose combination prints very carefully. If you are planning to use Indigo and White stripes in the living room, try some Indigo dots with the stripes to avoid boredom. 

It's also possible to use only two colors everywhere in the room and yet making it look extremely interesting. 

Checkout DesiCrafts Indigo and White mood board with some interesting bits. 

How to use stripes like a boss!

September 05, 2017 by DesiCrafts Shop

The Past and The Present : An Iranian Legacy

Internationally recognised as a lifestyle and fashion photographer, Sebastian Cortés’ most recent series Sidhpur: Time Present Time Past is an in-depth photographic exploration of the Bohra Islamic community in Sidhpur, a little-known small town in Gujarat. Building on his desire to explore forms of biography, memory and metaphor—this latest exhibition demonstrates Cortés’ continuing interest in documenting and uncovering India’s more enigmatic facets, this time through careful photographic studies of the traditional habitats and domestic spaces of the Dawoodi Bohras, an elusive and veiled Islamic community. 

Iranian Culture in India

August 02, 2017 by DesiCrafts Shop

New Arrivals: Handblock Printed Soft Cotton Fabrics For Dresses Curtains and Baby Nursery

We have spotted this particular floral pattern in the hindi movie Hindi Medium in which the actress Saba Quareem wears big bold pattern with ease. Sab has worn many such big patterns through out the movie but the most striking among all was the floral pattern in Red and Green over White background. 

DesiCrafts handblock printed fabric in Hindi Medium movie

July 25, 2017 by DesiCrafts Shop

Dreamcatchers and Much More in Latest Collection of Block Printing Stamps

DIY and hobby crafters, get ready for a huge collection of wooden stamps to experiment with. DesiCrafts brings to you dreamcatchers, feathers, mandalas, buildings, kawaii animals, mandalas and more. Our expert artisans make sure that you have fun while printing with these wooden stamps.

We have made block printing pretty easy for newbies too! Each block comes packed with printed instructions on how to use and how to take care of your wooden blocks. And if you are an expert, you already know the deal ;)

New collection of block printing stamps at DesiCrafts

May 28, 2017 by DesiCrafts Shop