Magic that touches our heart (Our weaves, Dyes and handicrafts)
Our Vision is to bring the magic from our artisans’ hands to your heart. We call our artisans – “Magicians”. They not only have the magic to weave awesome handloom or create beautiful art but also have the strong heart to carry on their profession which they have been bestowed upon. Our artisans are not just any person who are skilled labour, but are our nations identity who are struggling hard to keep our tradition alive. Explore more here to check what more we have from our magicians.
At Mudhra Trends we proudly associate with carefully selected artisans pan India who are genuine in their skill and quality.We have a variety of categories that we are currently working with these Artisans.
Kanchipuram silk weave
This is one of the oldest from of silk weaving being practised in Kanchipuram,TamilNadu. It is very popular for its grandeur that it brings with its pure silver zari and the amazing motifs that can be created.
Ajrakh is believed to be formed from the two Hindi words “Aj” (Read ‘Aaj’) and “Rakh” meaning keep it today. This is a beautiful creation with number of steps involved including dyeing, block printing. What is more important is that it take around 9 days to make one single saree. This is practised generally in Ajrakhpur, Gujarat.
Chikankari is believed to be derived from Persian word “Chikan” meaning embroidery. This art is majorly found in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. What started as a hobby for women in their free time is now their means of income. The intricate designs have got its own elegance and style.
Kalamkari pen paint
This pen paint art of Kalamkari is widely practised in SriKalahasti, Andhra Pradesh. The vibrant colours are filled in using pen. The motifs are mostly of that of Gods and Goddesses like Buddha, Krishna, Durga,etc.
Shibori is an art of manual resist dyeing and has multiple variations. It is believed to have originated from Japan.
Batik is a dyeing technique using wax resist technique. This is believed to have originated from Indonesia. Both hand-drawn and block-printed variations are available. The most famous being the block printed Batik technique.
Hand block printing
This is an age old technique of printing on fabric using blocks. In earlier days, the blocks were made of iron and/or wood. Nowadays it is mostly wooden blocks that are used. This is a meticulous process where the artisan dips the block with design in dye and stamps it on fabric. Multiple layered art is also formed by double or triple block printing
Bandhej or Bhandini is a form of resist dyeing where the circular patterns are formed using tying small areas where the dye doesn’t apply.
Kantha is a hand craft done mostly by women,primarily in west Bengal, where they create beautiful products by hand stitching (mostly running stitches). Now artisans get creative in their work where more intricate designs are formed using Kantha stitches.
Ikat / Pochampally weave
Ikat, mainly practised in Gujarat and Odisha,is a type of weave where the yarn is resist dyed prior to weaving in the looms. In case of double Ikat, both the weft and the warp are dyed to bring out most intricate designs. In AndhraPradesh, the Ikat is called as Pochampally with difference in the patterns being bolder.