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Conscious Luxury

Making sustainable, conscious buying decisions includes learning about where products come from, how they are made, and what goes on “behind-the-scenes.” Transparency and authenticity are at the heart of conscious luxury, and this is where Craft Maestros comes in.

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Why The Kullu and Kinnauri Shawls Are Popular in India?
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Why The Kullu and Kinnauri Shawls Are Popular in India?

Himachal Pradesh is widely known for its fine weaving which not only caters to its functional need but also carries a piece of rich culture and tradition of its land. Most of the designs that we see today on Himachali weaves are highly influenced by Tibet and Central Asia. Being an extremely cold region, pit looms or handlooms can be found almost in every house. Wool is considered to be extremely pure which often marks its presence in various rituals. Undoubtedly, one of the most celebrated cloth is the shawl that can range from the finest pashmina to somewhat coarse desar. While Kullu shawls are famous for their simple patterns and playful colours, Kinnauri shawls are known for their fine weaving.

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Things You Need To Know before buying Paper Mache Products
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Things You Need To Know before buying Paper Mache Products

It is believed that the craft of paper mache originated in China, the first country to make paper. The technique dates back to as far as 200 BC and it made it got popular in European countries only around the 17th century. The paper mache products that we see today include vases, boxes, coasters and other decorative/utility objects. However, this wonderful paper mache art is also used in making big decorative items like carnival floats. In the past, there have been instances where this technique was used in combination with other materials to craft things like canoes and fuel tanks. 

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 What Is Block Printing and The Facts That Make It Popular?
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What Is Block Printing and The Facts That Make It Popular?

n simple terms, block printing can be defined as using a finely carved piece of a wooden block to imprint a design on a piece of paper or fabric. Interestingly, block printing was widely used to print books and scriptures. The earliest block-printed book dates back to around 200 AD and was possibly done in China. However, today the beautiful process of block printing is largely associated with chiselling out designs and printing them on fabric. Multiple blocks can be used to print a single fabric.

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