Category Archives: Textiles

It’s all in the Detail: Exploring India’s Textile Traditions

The weaving and embroidery techniques seen in Indian textiles open windows into the symbolic, cultural and ritual beliefs of the people who created them. Continue reading

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Why You Should Consider a Textiles Course

London: When was the last time you walked into a store and marvelled at an intricately designed shawl, or a beautiful saree? Those delicate threads intertwining, forming pleasing patterns that you know would instantly uplift you. Or perhaps you walked in … Continue reading

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Closing of Elegant Design

Elizabeth Prendiville of Saffronart New York covers the results of the popular Elegant Design 24 hour sale.   New York: Tuesday March 25th marked the opening of Elegant Design, Saffronart’s premier vintage interior design sale. The sale was immediately followed … Continue reading

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Carpetariat Woes

Rashmi Rajgopal believes carpets deserve a better place in people’s homes, especially if they’re Iranian nomadic carpets. Mumbai: Hey, you! You, who indiscriminately use the phrase “it’s a dog’s life” just because you heard it somewhere or read it somewhere or … Continue reading

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‘Shine’ – 200 Years of Human Ingenuity

Ipshita Sen of Saffronart explores an exhibit at the Textile Museum of Canada New York: The Textile Museum of Canada presents its exhibit “Shine” this summer.  Curated by Natalia Nekrassova and Sarah Quinton, this exhibition promises to be a visual delight. … Continue reading

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New Islamic Art Galleries at the Louvre

Guest blogger Saranna Biel-Cohen explores the stunning new galleries of Islamic art at the Louvre in Paris Paris: Last year we featured a series of blog posts about the new Islamic wing of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New … Continue reading

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Saffronart Delhi hosts an exhibition of embroidered textiles from Nagaland & Bihar

Manjari Sihare shares snippets of an exhibition of embroidered textiles currently on view at Saffronart Delhi New Delhi: Last week, an exhibition of embroidered textiles from Nagaland and Bihar opened in our Delhi gallery. Textiles from this exhibition are  featured … Continue reading

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Romance of the Running Stitch

In conjunction with the beautiful collection of textiles featured on The Story, Romance of the Running Stitch: Nagaland, guest blogger, Minhazz Majumdar shares some insights on the embroidery traditions of India New Delhi: India has a long and enduring relationship with … Continue reading

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