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Bebaak Story — Craft

The Timeless Indigo

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The Timeless Indigo

Indigo is the first identified color of the world, originated in India it has great history of culture and business.The very first freedom movement Champaran was related to the Indigo farmers of Bihar, India. Indigo color is pure and one of the original color extract from plants. The Indigo dye has been extensively used by the artisans of Rajasthan, Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh to make different kind of block printed and hand painted products. Chemical free nature and calm feel of Indigo dyed fabric makes them skin friendly and comfortable. We at Bebaak has come up with limited and exclusive...

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Sinking heritage craft: Kalamkari

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Sinking heritage craft: Kalamkari

There are various hand painting craft in India. Each of them has their own charm. Here I would like to share about Kalamkari which comes under best and reliable womens cotton clothing these days. Most of us has heard and seen Kalamkari products and fabric. Kalmkari means craft made by using pen (Kalam). It is one the pristine craft of Andhra Pradesh. Now a days I am seeing many organisation and master artisans shifting to screen print work which look a like kalamkari. Being craft loving person,I feel an ache to see such degradation of craft. When I complaint one...

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Visit to an old integrated handloom unit

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Visit to an old integrated handloom unit

Something from another trip to learn about weaving history in Chhattisgarh. Amazed to see such an old integrated society at Chhuikhadan Society in Rajnandgaon, Chhattisgarh .It was established in 1950 .Cooperative has facility of weaving, dyeing, spinning and retail unit  under one roof. In current scenario Integrated unit has many solution to create an updated and modern environment to promote the unorganized craft sector.While many people are getting into creating new such institution..Reviving old institution can also be a great idea considering the kind of association it has with local weavers and artisans along with the operational facility it provide....

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