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May, 20

Over the last few years, we have been asked a lot of questions about our pricing, sizing, shipping, paying, selling, helping, connecting and etc., and we realized it's time to compile few of our FAQs and present it to you. We apologize for the length of this article. The Q&A is in random order. 1] Question: PP? Answer: Every single...

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THE PLACE. Pedana, a small town near Machilipatnam in Krishna district of Andhra Pradesh is known for their traditional method of hand block printing using natural dyes. This craft is also popularly known as Pedana kalamkari. Though this craft originated as religious tapestry and sacred cloth, it was a secular craft under various ethnic rulers. It became a popular world...

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At metaphor racha, for the last 10 years, we have been working with many skillful hands at khadi institutes and various local crafts, but very much within Karnataka.   We neither own any khadi sangha nor do we take the ownership of our printers and embroidery craftspeople. But, we have been responsibly collaborating with all of them and continue to...

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 THE WAY I LOOK AT KHADI... During the first century, Romans called the cloth imported from India as 'nebula' meaning breezy or mist-like, to describe hand-spun and handwoven khadi muslin. Nearly 2000 years later, Mahatma Gandhi, father of our modern day khadi promoted spinning and weaving khaddar as a symbol of India's freedom struggle. * These two diverse varieties of...

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Last week, I was privileged to watch a wooden block-maker at work in Andhra Pradesh. I am always drawn to this craft and hence could not resist buying few wooden blocks which had vintage design and skillfully carved. What I chose was 5 colored complex blocks hand-carved by these master craftsmen. Before leaving, I spent some time with the craftspeople...

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