Our First Handmade Saree:Behind the Scene Pictures

Recently, we introduced handmade saree collections. We have made many sarees in past couple of weeks. We have not uploaded all of them but we are very happy to show you the success of our first handmade saree. 

All handmade sarees are painstakingly made at our workshop in Chennai, India. The fist two sarees were sold within two days of making them live on the website. So, we are really happy right now

November 14, 2015 — DesiCrafts Shop

Behind The Scenes New Collection Photoshoot - Handwoven Ikat Cotton Scarves and Stoles

We recently made many Ikat scarves using our signature collection of Ikat fabrics. To make you aware about how these fabrics are made and how they take form of beautiful clothing, home furnishing and accessories, it is important to us to write about them in detail.
Ikat cotton scarf handmade and handwoven by DesiCrafts
October 22, 2015 — DesiCrafts Shop

A Happy and Auspicious Vijayadashmi to All

A major part of India is celebrating Vijayadashmi today. We at DesiCrafts are wishing all Indians who celebrate Dussehra or Vijayadashmi. May goddess Durga bring courage in your life and give you strength to fight for the right causes when necessary. 

Happy Vijayadashmi from DesiCrafts

October 22, 2015 — DesiCrafts Shop

New Collection of Wooden Printing Blocks - Christmas Tree, Snowflakes, Bells and More

Hello there! Long time no see? We are here finally. 

Have a look at this big basket of wooden printing block that just arrived to our workshop today. We are so excited and very ready to start listing them on our websites. To talk little bit about new collection, it is all about festivals, holidays and favours. A lot of printing is going to happen :) 

September 07, 2015 — DesiCrafts Shop

Block Print Fabrics - Kalamkari Cotton

Kalamkari is the earliest and one of the most complex techniques of fabric printing using vegetable dyes and minerals. According to Wikipedia, Kalamkari or Qalamkari is a type of hand-painted or block-printed cotton textile, produced in parts of India. The word is derived from the Persian words kalam (pen) and kari (craftmanship), meaning drawing with a pen.


August 08, 2015 — DesiCrafts Shop

Behind the Scenes - New Silk Cushion Covers

We found a very beautiful fabric in Chennai markets. Sadly, this pure brocade silk fabric wasn't available in large quantity so we bought all of it. And lovely quilted pillow covers were made.

July 23, 2015 — DesiCrafts Shop
Tags: New Arrivals

New Arrivals Silk Pouches

For last couple of days, we've been working on these beautiful raw silk pouches. The process started with sourcing some stunning zip pullers. To give these pouches an Indian touch, we walked on the streets of very busy 'Chandani Chowk' in New Delhi - the capital of India. We found some very lovely handmade zip pullers, made by artisans of Rajasthan.
July 18, 2015 — DesiCrafts Shop
Tags: New Arrivals

May the Force Be With You on Star Wars day

May the Force Be With You on this day. In honour of Star Wars day, posting here we are the things we liked on the internet. Share you can, like if you too!


May 05, 2015 — DesiCrafts Shop
Tags: movies

Featured Craft | Bandhani Of Rajasthan

The art of Bandhej or Bandhani is a highly skilled process requiring time and patience. This technique of dyeing fabric involves tightly tying textiles using wires, threads, stones, grains like cereals, rice etc.When fabric is dipped into color and allowed to dry, it gives miraculous results after un-tying it. 

January 26, 2015 — DesiCrafts Shop

Sericulture in India | Silk Production | Types of Silks

The commercial cultivation of the silkworm is also known as Sericulture in scientific language. Production of silk through sericulture is a tedious process and involves many stages. 

Tasar is a type of pure silk is also known as Vanya (forest in hindi) silk because it involves a partial process of outdoor (forest) cultivation. A coarse yet valuable fabric for the manufacturing process it involves is very tedious and requires a lot of attention. Its beauty is not comparable to no other hand woven fabric or otherwise.

January 16, 2015 — DesiCrafts Shop