Friday, December 16, 2011
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Saturday, November 5, 2011
Saturday, October 22, 2011
This Diwali dāram brings a range of saris to invest in! A rich collection of Benares saris is complemented by a contemporary collection of saris from Bengal. A delightful range of colours, Benares saris are available in deep traditional colors with an extravagant dose of gold and silver zari work. Bengal saris are available in monotones as well as vibrant contrasts. Both the collections are sourced from traditional weavers in true dāram spirit. Bengal saris are a range of cotton, cotton-silk and matka silk, Benares saris exclusively in silk.
Friday, October 7, 2011
Thursday, October 6, 2011
dāram introduces Hyderabad to Chaubundi Sarees, a range of tussar silk sarees in the dabu (resist technique) block printing tradition of Rajasthan. Chaubundi was a traditional motif for ghagras in Rajasthan. As sarees replaced ghagras, Raghunath Nama, the co-founder of Chaubundi, aptly adapted them to sarees. Coming from the age old block printing Chippa community of Rajasthan his family practiced the art of dabu printing for generations.
"Dabu" is a mud resist process of printing. It uses a mix of clay, chuna, wheat chaff and gum to make a sticky paste that is block printed on the fabric to avoid dye penetration while dyeing the fabric so that the motifs are lighter than the background. This gives the sarees a very earthy feel and sophisticated look. Available in a range of muted hues of green, blues, browns, yellows and purples.
A collection of women’s kurtas hand embroidered by the lambani artisans of Sandur Kushala Kala Kendra. These artisans, belonging to a nomadic tribe more commonly called banjara, having no permanent homes made their aesthetic sense apparent in their clothes.
Monday, August 29, 2011
Saturday, August 27, 2011
Thursday, June 9, 2011
Thursday, June 2, 2011
On the occasion of World Environment Day (June 5) dāram brings to Hyderabad a range of recycled products from organizations and initiatives from across the country.
(Available from June 4 to 15th)
1) eCoexist is a Pune based social enterprise that seeks to promote eco-sensitive products through socially sensitive means. Website: http://www.e-coexist.com/. Products from eCoexist include bags made from handloom cotton fabric that can be used as alternatives to plastic. These include:
- Sling bags
- Laptop sleeves
- Gift bags
- Conference bags
- College bags
2) Natur-tec’s (www.natur-tec.com) products include bio-based (100% biodegradable and compostable) alternatives to plastic that, for example, are made from corn-starch. Their products provide sustainable alternatives to conventional plastics and the range available at dāram will include:
- Trash bags (Bin liners)
- Carry bags
3) Thunk (www.thunkinindia.com ) works to empower livelihoods in families living in slums, with self-help groups, HIV patients and tribal communities by using materials such as tetra pack cartons, plastic carry bags, polythene covers, automobile parts, areca, banana fibre, and coconut husk. The Thunk product range available includes:
- Bags – medium and large hand bags
- Laptop bags
- Pen stands
4) Varnajalam products are made from recycled plastic wire and discarded flex banners. - Storage boxes / baskets
- Shopping bags / baskets
- Pencil cases
- Student bags
Friday, May 27, 2011
Sunday, April 17, 2011
Saturday, April 16, 2011
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
dāram launches a range of contemporary hand crafted home accessories incorporating traditional Indian craft techniques from 'Then & Now.
'Then & Now'was set up by Uma Tewari in 2009 in New Delhi. Uma Tewari has seven to eight years’ experience working with crafts persons through Dastkar, New Delhi.
The primary objective of 'Then & Now' is to bring traditional craft skills into our homes and allow it to live in accessible, utilitarian home accessories.
Made primarily of wood incorporating different painting styles, hand block printing and engraving, the techniques applied are of:
Gond, Madhya Pradesh
Kalamkari, Andhra Pradesh
Sanjhi, wooden toys and wood carving of Uttar Pradesh
The home accessories available include:
Lamp shades and lamp stands
Trays and Coasters
Pen stands and Paper stands
Saturday, March 12, 2011
RED YELLOW ORANGE GREEN BLUE
In Packets of 100 g and 250 g
Made by women of the Malnad Seed Collective, Sirsi, the Rang Dulaar colours are made from herbs and farm produce and are marketed by eCoexist, a Pune based social enterprise.
The genesis of Rang Dulaar was the Safe Festivals Campaign run by Kalpavriksh Environmental Action Group.
To know more log on to http://www.e-coexist.com/products/holi/rang-dulaar
Friday, February 25, 2011
Dates: March 3-5, 2011
Time: 10.3o am to 8 pm
Contact Number: 9371024506