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CRAFTISAN™ is a tradition and heritage inspired curated lifestyle destination featuring designs and trends that celebrate the philosophy of handwork
CRAFTISAN™ is a tradition and heritage inspired curated lifestyle destination featuring designs and trends that celebrate the philosophy of handwork

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#India's #Handicrafts history can be traced back to, as old as, the Stone Age. The art of spinning and weaving of cotton was known to the Harrappans over 5000 years ago. Foundations of textiles in other countries date back to second century BC. Block print fabrics, mainly of Gujarat region, found in Egyptian tombs are a proof that India was producing enough cotton textiles to import them to other countries, in the medieval ages.
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Did you know that the word 'sari' (or 'saree') is derived from Sanskrit शाटी śāṭī which meaning 'strip of cloth' and शाडी śāḍī or साडी sāḍī in Prakrit, and which was corrupted to sāṛī in Hindi? The word 'Sattika' is mentioned as describing women's attire in ancient India in Buddhist literature called Jatakas. This could be equivalent to the modern day 'Sari'.

In the history of Indian clothing, the 'sari' is traced back to the Indus Valley Civilization which flourished during 2800–1800 BC around the western part of the Indian subcontinent. The earliest known depiction of the 'sari' in the Indian subcontinent is the statue of an Indus Valley priest wearing a drape.
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Ayurveda is a discipline of the Upaveda or "auxiliary knowledge". It is treated as a supplement or appendix of the Vedas themselves, usually either the Rigveda or the Atharvaveda. The samhita of the Atharvaveda itself contains 114 hymns or incantations for the magical cure of diseases. Scholars have traced the origins of Ayurveda back to 5000 BCE, originating as an oral tradition. Later, as medical texts, Ayurveda evolved from the Vedas.
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In the Indus Valley Civilization (c. 3000-1500 BC), clothing tended to be simple where men wore loin-clothes while women were bare to the waist. Their Status was reflected in the kind of jewelry they wore; high-ranking women sometimes covered their bosoms with jewels. It was the Aryans who introduced to India more complicated clothing consisting of the upper and lower garments with a cloak added later.
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Celebrate #India with natural #Ajrakh #HandBlock #Printing from #Ajrakhpur village in Gujarat.

The cloth of the inhabitants of Sindh, an art and age old tradition is called Ajrakh. Ajrakh was born and has existed in Sindh since the time of Mohenjodaro Civilization. In Arabic, Ajrakh spells out a meaning "Indigo". After the partition of India the production of Ajrakh was carried out in #Kutch, #Rajasthan and #Gujarat which were once the easternmost portions of Sindh.

Ajrakh printing is done by hand, only using wooden blocks as wood absorbs the colors in a better manner than any other material. The artisans use Sheesham Wood Blocks for the primary stage of printing and Teak Wood Blocks for the final stage of printing on the fabric. The Ajrakh print and colors are best represented on Cotton, however to serve urban markets, silk is also used as a fabric for printing.

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'HERITAGE'
noun her·i·tage \ˈher-ə-tij, ˈhe-rə-\

Simple Definition of 'HERITAGE':
“the traditions, achievements, beliefs, etc., that are part of the history of a group or nation”

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary (https://goo.gl/BwdPxr)

Crafts are our national heritage and it becomes our responsibility to appreciate, preserve and protect it. At #CRAFTISAN™, a #tradition and #heritage inspired curated lifestyle destination, we celebrate the philosophy of #handwork by promoting #India's #Crafts and #Craftsmanship. We help positively impact crafts #sustainability and the #livelihoods of artisans and their communities.

Join us in celebrating the philosophy of handwork and cultural heritage at http://craftisan.in
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"The land of dreams and romance, of fabulous wealth and fabulous poverty, of splendor and rags, of palaces and hovels, of famine and pestilence, of genii and giants and Aladdin lamps, of tigers and elephants, the cobra and the jungle, the country of hundred nations and a hundred tongues, of a thousand religions and two million gods, cradle of the human race, birthplace of human speech, mother of history, grandmother of legend, great-grandmother of traditions, whose yesterday’s bear date with the modering antiquities for the rest of nations - the one sole country under the sun that is endowed with an imperishable interest for alien prince and alien peasant, for lettered and ignorant, wise and fool, rich and poor, bond and free, the one land that all men desire to see, and having seen once, by even a glimpse, would not give that glimpse for the shows of all the rest of the world combined." - Mark Twain
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"True Diwali will come when Swaraj is won. Let us remember that Diwali represents the annual celebration of the victory of forces of Rama - that is non-violence and truth - over those of Ravana - that is violence and untruth." - Mahatma Gandhi

(penned by Gandhiji on 11-Nov-1931 during his 12 week visit to London, published by The Bombay Chronicle the following day)

A very happy and cheerful Diwali (Deepavali) from Team CRAFTISAN™.
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