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Block Print love- Rekh & Datta

Hello Dearies , Its getting busier and busier at Peacocks in the Rain . Its unbelievable on how much we want to talk about on this site and there is soooooo little time. This morning I was looking for places where I could visit block print artisans in Rajastan , Sanganer, Jaipur …. and I […]

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Eid Mubarak

My fondest memories of Eid from my childhood days is standing on my bed ( I was probably only 2 feet tall then)  and hugging my mum like they would show Muslims hugging each other at Jama Masjid on all news channels. I found some quick art activities for kids to try out to celebrate […]

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Handmade in India

I used to do pottery many years ago. Over the years as we moved cities , unfortunately I lost touch. Pottery taught me several things . PATIENCE was the most important of them and then the importance of creating something from your own hands. In an era where we probably use our fingers to only […]

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Tura Turi – Where stories come alive

Tura Turi – Its such a beautiful name. Maybe not more beautiful that the products . Two sisters Priyanka and Payal have created a quintessential Indian product for all kids and their mums (&dads) . Here are some excerpts from our our little conversation with the girls. What is Tura Turi and why this name […]

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Gandhi wrote in young India in 1920s. “ I feel that the revival of hand spinning and hand weaving will make the largest contribution to the economic and moral regeneration of India. The millions must have a simple industry to supplement agriculture “ The name Fabindia was coined for fabrics and India , not ‘fab’ […]

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Craft – Pochampally Ikat

Pochampalli Ikat is named after a small town Pochampally near Hyderabad, Aandhra Pradesh.. The technique of Ikat weaving, which requires true precision and skill, is believed to be brought in the town of Pochampally from Chirala where it is locally called as chit-ku. The intricate geometric design finds their way into the hands of skillful […]

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CMYK on sale

A Roli Books initiative, CMYK is a first of its kind concept bookstore in the country. The focus at CMYK is on books dedicated to art and design from award winning publishers such as Phaidon, Thames & Hudson, Laurence King, Antique Collector’s Club, Tate Museum, British Museum, Abrams, Skira, Braun, and many more.  Subjects covered […]