There is an Air about India - Air India Vintage Posters

Air India is the Flag Carrier airline of India, owned by the government of India. Air India is considered to be the third-largest airline of India in terms of passengers carried after Indigo and Jet Airways.

Flickr user Anil Agarwal shares some vintage Air India posters.

Air India is the Flag Carrier airline of India, owned by the government of India. Here are some vintage posters of Air India adverts from the past.

January 03, 2017 — DesiCrafts Shop
Tags: Featured
Wooden Block Makers Of Bagru

Wooden Block Makers Of Bagru

Wood block making is an interesting art to learn or to pick up as a hobby. The blocks which are used to make colorful prints on fabrics and other surfaces, are made by some really hard working hands who know how to work with precision. A small mistake can ruin the pattern and that's why they are called experts in their area.

DesiCrafts wooden stamps makers in Rajasthan

January 02, 2017 — DesiCrafts Shop

Pantone Color of the Year 2017 Greenery is Here

The Pantone color of the year for 2017 has been announced and it is 'Greenery'.

The color is full of freshness and relaxation. Pantone Color Institute has also suggested a list of colors which will be trending during Spring-Summer 2017.

Panton Color Institute Color Trends for 2017
December 30, 2016 — DesiCrafts Shop
The art of hand block printing usine natural indigo dyes

Natural Indigo Dyed Fabrics Of Bagru

Hand carved wooden blocks, in Bagru village of Rajasthan. Most block maker artisans are doing this work for generations. With changing world and with new means of communications new generation of block makers is able to do business in India and abroad with a lot more ease. 

Once the wooden block is made and tested, it is ready for printing. The print on the picture is not complete yet. With the help of a ready block, a plain fabric is painted with glue and then husk is spread over the glue which not dried yet.


November 12, 2016 — DesiCrafts Shop
The Grand Doors Of Delhi 6

The Grand Doors Of Delhi 6

Delhi 6 became popular when in 2009, a  Bollywood movie was named after it. Delhi 6 is a pin code in Old Delhi, also written as 110006.
Beautiful doors of Old Delhi
July 09, 2016 — DesiCrafts Shop
Tags: Holidays India

Our Russian Connection and a Renaissance Dress was Born

It was May, 2015 when Elaine approached us to purchase a Banarasi fabric. We chatted over the email and she informed us that she intended to use the fabric for a renaissance dress. There were some back and forth on the shipping and other details and the fabric was on its way to the USA. The fabric has now taken form of a beautiful dress. 
Our Russian Connection
January 20, 2016 — DesiCrafts Shop

Slow Fashion Movement and You

What is Slow Fashion

Slow Fashion Movement

According to Wikipedia, the slow movement (sometimes capitalised Slow movement or Slow Movement) advocates a cultural shift toward slowing down life's pace. It began with Carlo Petrini's protest against the opening of a McDonald's restaurant in Piazza di Spagna, Rome in 1986 that sparked the creation of the slow food movement.

January 17, 2016 — DesiCrafts Shop
A Bohemian Approach - Kashmir Embroidery Motifs

A Bohemian Approach - Kashmir Embroidery Motifs

I remember this fabric from this post on Tumblr from 2013, which I reblogged on our Tumblr. In the post I mentioned that I found something similar in the market and that I will post the pictures once I make something interesting using that fabric. Here is the fabric that I found on Tumblr and started searching for the original source for this picture. I couldn't find a source page for this picture and at this point I am sure that it is a vintage piece. Since I am not sure about the origin, based on the pattern, I can guess it was made in Kashmir. 
A bohemian approach to kashmir embroidery motifs by DesiCrafts
December 26, 2015 — DesiCrafts Shop

Holidays Packaging and Shipping at DesiCrafts

Take away a bag of surprise when you order a handmade item from DesiCrafts before Christmas. 

Thank you for buying handmade, you deserve a surprise gift from DesiCrafts

November 17, 2015 — DesiCrafts Shop
Tags: Holidays

Floods in Tamil Nadu India: Update About Delayed Shipping

chennai floods 2015

Hello everyone!
As you must have watched and seen over the internet, last couple of days have been very difficult for the people of state of Tamil Nadu in India. Most places are flooded and the condition is so bad that the Indian Air Force had to come forward for the rescue operations.
The streets were flooded and many families were temporarily displaced because their houses were flooded with rain water. They are still trying to come in terms with the ongoing rains. 
The meteorology department has issued the warning that it may rain more in next three days.
November 15, 2015 — DesiCrafts India
Tags: India