Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Wendell Rodricks was in our Hyderabad store last week and this is what he had to say: "... My assistant and I were like kids in a candy store. I LOVE your malkha fabric. We are going to use it at Wills Fashion Week in Delhi...."

Thank you Wendell!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

And meanwhile, parallel with the Delhi show, we have an exhibition at the malkha shop in Hyderabad of the Gongadi, the blankets made by local shepherds from the wool of local sheep. Elana Dickson, an internationally known textile designer has collaborated with Anthra, a local agency, to bring these fabulous craft textiles to the attention of city-dwellers who may not know of the treasures that still continue to be produced by skilled artisans in our rural settings. A gongadi loom will be featured, and the makers will be there at both opening and closing events... details will follow in later blogs, but please mark your calendars:

The show will run from Thursday October 13 to Saturday October 15, 10.30 am to 7 pm.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Dastkar's Delhi Nature Bazaar is coming up soon, and malkha plans to be there...

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

The images on internet of the Lepakshi ceiling murals do not do justice to these important 16th century works of art. This is a picture we took with an ordinary camera, during our organization's visit to the temple, showing the battle between Arjun & Shiva. It is a forest scene with everyone dressed in adivasi style with feather head dresses.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Anonym, a high-end fashion store in Hyderabad run by Vinita Passary is holding a special show of hand-crafted or handloomed fabrics by weavers, artisans & designers from different parts of the country... starting with a preview on the 17th September 10 am onwards... the store is located on Road 92 Jubilee Hills and the phone number is 040-23552386. The invitation is attached but may be too small to read; further details are available on Anonym's page on Facebook.

Friday, September 2, 2011

manchi pustakam exhibition at malkha shop

The Manchi Pustakam exhibition at the malkha shop opened yesterday. A huge selection of books, mostly in Telugu but also some in Urdu and in English are neatly displayed on racks so that they are easy to browse through. There are some intriguing story books with both English and Telugu text, useful for learners of either language. Bhagyalakshmi of Manchi Pustakam explains that the really low prices are possible because there are no intermediaries between publisher and buyer.