7 Ways to Enjoy a Green & Pocket-friendly Diwali

It’s mid of the month and your pocket is already feeling lighter than before. Are you holding back your party plans? But it’s that time of the year when there’s a special festive glow all around you – Diwali is here!! Well, who said you need to have lots of currency notes in your wallet…

Stylish Ethnic to Celebrate the Spirit of Diwali

Diwali treats your visual and taste senses like no other festival does. From brightly lit up homes and public places to best dressed people and attractively packed delicacies, Diwali is indeed a true celebration of new beginnings. And while you have the beautiful diyas to illuminate the world around you, IndusDiva has all some dazzling…

Paithani Sarees — Silken Elegance

From one of Deccan’s oldest towns, Paithan in Maharashtra emerges the beautiful and lustrous Paithani silk sarees. The art of Paithan is over 2000 years and has flourished under the patronage of the Mughal emperors and the Nizam of Hyderabad. A Rich & Vivid Tapestry Though originally woven in cotton, Pathani is now woven only…

Kantha Sarees: Elegant Tapestry of Embroidery

Derived from the Sanskrit word “kontha” meaning rags/recycling, Kantha is a style of embroidery that originated in Bolpur in the Birbhum district of West Bengal. Today, the embroidery is popular on silk and cotton sarees, kurtas and dupattas and a host of furnishing as well. Traditionally used to make quilts, the craft culture has been…

Mangalgiri – Grandeur Weave from the Temple Town

An ancient town that dates back to 225 BC, Mangalgiri in Guntur district of Andhra Pradesh, India is believed to be the abode of Lord Vishnu. “The Auspicious Hill” is home to some of the celebrated tourist destinations such as Lakshmi Naramisha Temple and Undavalli caves. Mangalgiri sarees, a namesake of the town, is a…

Kasavu Saree: A Class of its Own

Dating back to the early Buddhist era, the Kasavu saree is a traditional Malayali garment worn on special occasions. It’s one of the most iconic outfits of the state of Kerala. Especially during Onam, one can spot numerous women clad in these elegant, simple white and gold sarees. Traditionally Modern Traditionally, a Kasavu saree set has three parts –…

Madurai Cotton Sarees – Vibrant Hues & Splendid Designs

Also known as the “Athens of the East”, the historical city of Madurai is revered for its famous Meenakshi temple and several other ancient landmarks. Madurai is a major city in Tamil Nadu, also well known for its handloom cotton sarees. The fine quality of its cotton is popular world over. Two distinct sets of…

Maheshwari Silk Cotton Saree: The Legacy of Royal Grace

The land of one of India’s finest handloom traditions, Maheshwar, a city in Madhya Pradesh, is celebrated for its vivid Maheshwari sarees ever since the 5th century! Conceived and patronized by Queen Ahilya Bai Holkar of Madhya Pradesh, these sarees are woven from silk and cotton fibres and embellished with golden zari. Once an exclusive…

The Denim Attitude

The history of jeans in women’s movements has been a testimony to the long-standing struggles against gender injustice and inequality. Denim fashion for women not only altered the style statements but brought about a new identity expression – the Denim attitude. IndusDiva InFusions explores denim in a truly fascinating way. This denim dress is a…

Shibori & Ombre – Of Binding & Blending Hues

Colouring a fabric is a textile art which the humankind mastered perhaps even before it learnt any other embellishment skill. Even to this day, tie & dye and shading are the most celebrated ways of enhancing the look of a fabric. Thread work, embroidery, mirror work, sequins and zardosi et al… well there are umpteen…