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Kunbi: Unearthing the clothing of Goan, Kunbi & Gowda tribes

Kunbi– the withering Goan textile tradition The thickly woven, coloured saree known as the Kunbi is well-known across the state of Goa. The earliest Goan tribes, that are, the Kunbi and Gawda tribes, are honoured by the name of the Kunbi saree.  The fabric dates back many centuries and before the Portuguese invasion. Since the […]Read More

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Art with the mystical pen– Kalamkari of Andhra Pradesh

The major source for the well-known textile art, one of the simplest forms of visual art and design, known as Kalamkari, is the Swarnamukhi River’s banks, which are close to Srikalahasti, Andhra Pradesh. Indian handicraft artists have created aesthetic harmony on a variety of surfaces, including metal surfaces, terracotta, glass, and trees– practically all imaginable […]Read More

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A Look at the Vesara Style of Temple Architecture

Vesara, which is Sanskrit for “mule,” is a hybrid ‘offspring’ of Nagara and Dravida, two different styles of architecture. The Chalukyan monarchs of the Deccan significantly affected how this form of temple construction emerged, was used, and was refined. Because of this, this style of temple construction is also known as “Chalukyan Style of Temple […]Read More