Saturday, December 28, 2013

Friday, December 20, 2013

Gongadi at dāram


The Gongadi Revival Story Continues– Season III

After two successful years of Gongadi exhibitions in Hyderabad, Chennai, Delhi and Bangalore, the Deccani Gorrela Mekala Pempakadarla Sangham and the Unni vedika, embark on the third season of exhibition in Hyderabad organised by dāram and Anthra.
This exhibition showcases the innovation of Narayankhed weavers, Medak - the 2*4 prayer/yoga mat Gongadi  along with the traditional 8*4 Gongadis.
The Gongadi narrates the stories of a tradition in the length of a yarn. An intricate weave of Telangana, the Gongadi is a woollen blanket handspun by women and subsequently hand woven by men. Black is the dominant color of the Gongadi, woven from wool obtained from the Deccani breed of sheep locally called nallagorre. The Gongadi was widely used by the village community and continues to be an integral part of the Kuruma traditional sheep rearing communities’ culture, and a popular symbol of Telangana.
The breed was rapidly diluted, via government policies begun in the mid-nineties, to introduce the heavier and fatter growing hairy non-wool Nellore breed of sheep, originating from coastal Andhra, into Deccani flocks. Such policies resulted in a ‘mixed bred’’ sheep that had more hair than wool that could no longer be spun into yarn. Unprecedented rain in 2013, resulted in large mortality of the Nellore and Nellore cross breeds in Telangana, whilst the Deccani sheeps withstood dramatic climatic changes, exhibiting low mortality and high resilience.
The revival of the Gongadi, reflects the commitment of the Deccani Shepherds Sangham of Medak to sustain the Deccani Breed, which has been diluted in other parts of the State. The Sangham demonstrates its leadership to conserve the breed and craft: from defending their rights to graze, protecting forests, community grazing resources and water bodies, promoting animal health and sustainable agriculture, to rediscovering the knowledge of the Deccani and reviving the wool and the Gongadi woolcraft. From 40 women spinners 12 weavers, and 3 Kada makers in 2011, today in 2013 nearly 100 women spin wool, 35 weavers and 13 Kada makers, are anchoring the production of the Gongadi, through the Unni vedika. The exciting news is that today sons and daughters are returning to the craft.
We invite one and all to support the craftspeople, the Gongadi, and the Deccani sheep which are entwined with one another- much like the Gongadi’s warp and weft, that will lead to sustainable and resilient livelihoods for the women and men of Telangana.
We cordially invite you to the Exhibition and Sale at dāram, from 20th – 22nd December 2013.
Anthra                                                                 
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        Secunderabad- 500094                                                  
        040-27113167/ 27110977                                             
        anthra.hyd@gmail.com, www.anthra.org                     

DeccaniGorrelaMekalaPempakadharla Sangham  
        Unni Vedika,
        Village Peddagottimukula, ShivampetMandal
        Medak , Telangana.
        Mr Yadgiri-+918897853333                                                            
                                                    

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Friday, November 1, 2013

Rural Hues for women


This Diwali dāram launches Rural Hues- a bright and rustic collection of hand-block prints and fabric textures inspired by the village folks. Small tiny hand-block prints with gold highlights reminiscent of simple village sensibilities. Bright fabric textures compliment the prints. A charming collection inspired by simple rural people.

dāram, Hyderabad’s exclusive cotton handloom garment store works towards strengthening traditional weavers.


Sunday, September 22, 2013

Silk sarees & stoles from Sasha, Kolkata

From 21st September to 19th October 2013
Cotton sarees also available.
Stoles available in cotton, silk and wool.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Friday, August 23, 2013

Environment friendly Ganeshas from E-coexist

Clay Ganeshas from E-coexists available in following varieties-

  • Shankh Ganesh- 9"
  • Lahaan Dagdu- 9"
  • Mayur- 11"
  • Prabhaval Koch- 11.5"
  • Ashtavinayak- 12"
  • Adi Ganesh- 13" & 18"
  • Pagdi- 16"
  • Double Lodh- 18"
  • Saukar Ganesh- 23"
  • More Ganesh- 24"
  • Sheshnag- 10"

    Pictures available on- www.e-coexist.com

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Jewelry by Design at dāram

dāram presents Eesha Zaveri's 2 new range-

- Gold plated semi-precious stone jewellery 
- Traditional jewellery with kundan work

17th August - 15th September 2013

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Flavours of Andhra in Chennai

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Flavours of Andhra- exhibition & sale of cotton handlooms
from Andhra Pradesh in Chennai from 7th to 10th August 
presented by Dastkar Andhra, DAMA, dāram


Dastkar Andhra, Dastkar Andhra Marketing Association (DAMA) & dāram bring exquisite cotton handlooms of Andhra in a variety of fabrics, dupattas, sarees and pre-shrunk garments for women and men. In its second combined exhibition in Chennai DAMA and dāram presents vibrant colours, subtle textures and exciting hand block prints from 7th – 10th August 2013.


DAMA, an association dedicated to Andhra handloom cottons, will showcase Andhra’s culture in its range of colours, and prints. The range includes fabrics and dupattas in bright colours, stripes and checks, plains with zari and thread borders, natural dyes and kalamkari prints designed for contemporary tastes and modern lifestyles. Sarees will be available in a variety of borders, khadi and kalamkari designed and produced exclusively by DAMA.


dāram brings its exciting range of garments for women and men. dāram is Hyderabad’s exclusive cotton handloom garment store. dāram garments are made from pre-shrunk hand woven fabrics and come in a variety of colours, textures and hand-block prints. The range of garments includes long kurtas, short kurtas, salwars, churidhars & dupattas for women and kurtas, short kurtas and shirts for men.


Dastkar Andhra and its sister organizations are committed to the handloom and handmade process and work towards supporting rural livelihoods through interventions in technology, design and marketing.


VENUE:
Lalit Kala Akademi
# 4, Greams Road,
Chennai 600006
Mob: 09573372340

DATE:
7th – 10th August 2013

Timings:
10.30am – 8pm

Product range available at the exhibition

DAMA product range
Yardage and dupattas
Azo free Chemical dye range
Dress material in plain, stripes & checks
Yardage with zari & thread borders
New textures in double (thick) counts
Natural dye range
Traditional vat indigo and natural dyed plain, stripes, and checks
Kalamkari prints on kora and coloured fabrics & dupattas

Sarees
Zari and thread border sarees in fine and medium counts from the strongholds of Andhra’s weaving centres
Kalamkari and natural dyed Khadi sarees


dāram product range
Long and Short Kurtas, Salwars, Churidars and Dupattas
Wovens in various textures, colours, styles and cuts
Handblock prints on hand-woven fabrics in natural dye Ajrakh prints of
Kutch, Gujarat and chemical prints of Sanganeer, Rajasthan
           
Long and Short Kurtas, full and half sleeve shirts for men

Kora and natural dye wovens in various textures 

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Handlooms for Eid

Men's kurtas in stripes and woven checks

Friday, July 19, 2013

dāram launches new styles

Introducing-

Half sleeve style in mini kurta (thigh length)
3 new styles in short kurta (knee length)
3 new styles in long kurta (below knee)

along with a wide variety of dupattas

Monday, July 15, 2013

Kidswear & Varnam at dāram

New stock in kidswear, from infants to 13 year old boys and girls.

Frocks & Vests for infants
Long kurtas, Short kurtas for buys
Frocks for girls upto 9 Yrs.
Kurtis for girls above 9 yrs.

Introducing-VARNAM an enterprise that works with over 20 artisans in Channapatna on the craft of lac-turnery turnery to create a series of products in the home decor and lifestyle space. 

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Exclusive bandhani dupattas at dāram

dāram presents exclusive and limited edition Bandhani Dupattas from Kutch, Gujarat. Also available handloom dupattas in a wide variety of colours, textures and borders. Till stocks last.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Flavours of Andhra in Bangalore


Dastkar Andhra, Dastkar Andhra Marketing Association (DAMA) & dāram brings exquisite cotton handlooms of Andhra in a variety of fabrics, dupattas, sarees and pre-shrunk garments for women and men. In its second combined exhibition in Bengaluru DAMA and dāram presents vibrant colours, subtle textures and exciting hand block prints from 12th – 15th June 2013.

DAMA, an association dedicated to Andhra handloom cottons, will showcase Andhra’s culture in its range of colours, and prints. The range includes fabrics and dupattas in bright colours, stripes and checks, plains with zari and thread borders, natural dyes and kalamkari prints designed for contemporary tastes and modern lifestyles. Sarees will be available in a variety of borders, khadi and kalamkari designed and produced exclusively by DAMA.

dāram brings its exciting range of garments for women and men. dāram is Hyderabad’s exclusive cotton handloom garment store. dāram garments are made from pre-shrunk hand woven fabrics and come in a variety of colours, textures and hand-block prints. The range of garments includes long kurtas, short kurtas, salwars, churidhars & dupattas for women and kurtas, short kurtas and shirts for men.

Dastkar Andhra and its sister organizations are committed to the handloom and handmade process and work towards supporting rural livelihoods through interventions in technology, design and marketing.

VENUE:
Lady Jehangir Hall
Kothari Memorial Hall,
15, Queen’s Road,
Bengaluru- 560001
Mob: 09573372340

DATE:
12th – 15th June 2013

Timings:
10.30am – 8pm

Product range available at the exhibition

DAMA product range
Yardage and dupattas
Azo free Chemical dye range
Dress material in plain, stripes & checks
Yardage with zari & thread borders
New textures in double (thick) counts
Natural dye range
Traditional vat indigo and natural dyed plain, stripes, and checksKalamkari prints on kora and coloured fabrics & dupattas

Sarees
Zari and thread border sarees in fine and medium counts from the strongholds of Andhra’s weaving centresKalamkari and natural dyed Khadi sarees

dāram product range
Long and Short Kurtas, Salwars, Churidars and Dupattas
Wovens in various textures, colours, styles and cuts
Handblock prints on hand-woven fabrics in natural dye Ajrakh prints of
Kutch, Gujarat and chemical prints of Sanganeer, Rajasthan
Long and Short Kurtas, full and half sleeve shirts for men
Kora and natural dye wovens in various textures


New collection in Kalamkari


dāram launches womenswear in new Kalamkari block prints in earthy natural dyes. Kurtas, salwars, churidars and dupattas available.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

dāram at Serenity, Banaglore

dāram, Hyderabad’s exclusive cotton handloom garment store and a sister concern of Dastkar Andhra, brings a collection of kora textures, natural dyes and traditional hand-block printed garments to Bangalore at Serenity.

Andhra’s rich cotton handloom tradition, Dastkar Andhra’s extensive research in natural dyeing and the age old art of block printing from Gujarat & Rajasthan manifest in this collection of classic, well cut and finished garments. The prints are done on famed Andhra khadi. Natural dyed, hand block printed in Ajrakh, Dabu & Bagru techniques on khadi the printed range is a collaboration of best hand processes of India. Further all the garments are pre-shrunk and guarantee the handloom comfort.

Dastkar Andhra and its sister organizations are committed to the handloom and handmade process and work towards supporting rural livelihoods through interventions in technology, design and marketing.
Venue
Serenity,
# 8/1, 5th Main Road,
Jayamahal Extension,
Bangalore- 560046.
Ph No.080 41279127.

Dates
6st June – 8th June 2013

Time
11am – 7pm

Product range
Long, Short and Mini Kurtas, Salwars, Churidars and Dupattas for women
Kora and natural dye wovens in various textures, styles and cuts
Handblock prints on khadi in natural dye Ajrakh prints of Kutch, Gujarat with Dabu & Bagru of Rajasthan
Long and Short Kurtas, full and half sleeve shirts for men
Kora and natural dye wovens in various textures


Saturday, June 1, 2013

New Hand-block printed sarees

New collection of hand-block printed sarees and new colours in Andhra cotton handloom sarees. Also available a limited collection of Khadi and Kalamkari sarees

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Pastels & Kora for women

Breezy pastels and kora, unbleached, handloom cotton kurtas, salwars, churidars and dupattas now in store. Available in co-ordinated prints, textures and embroidery in long kurtas and short kurtas. Mini kurtas, salwars, churidars, dupattas in soothing pastels, kora textures and hand-block prints.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Exquisite silver jewellery at dāram









An exclusive collection of hand crafted silver jewellery is now available at dāram store, Hyderabad, in a wide range and price points.  Each piece has been carefully selected to create a collection that caters to ethnic as well as contemporary sensibilities.


The pieces have been designed by professional jewellery designers and made by traditional craftsmen based in Jaipur, Rajasthan.  


Monday, April 22, 2013

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Natural holi colours in store


This Holi dāram once again presents genuinely natural colours from Ecoexist, Pune.
Holi, a festival celebrating spring and the colours that come with it, is a time of merriment. Celebrating this very spirit and core of Holi dāram has been for the past 5 years offering natural holi colours in its tradition of celebrating festivals wisely and safely. Our customers completely endorse these initiatives and we are only glad to see the awareness spreading not only within the dāram circle but Hyderabad as a whole.
The entire range of Rang Dulaar, genuinely natural colours that care, are made using the safest natural ingredients. Yellow comes from turmeric & potato, pink gulaal from rose, beetroot  & arrowroot, green from turmeric  and indigo, red and orange from turmeric, kumkum and potato. Further, these colours provide livelihoods to women farmers under Vanastree, Karnataka and are packed by women prisoners and underprivileged women. An environment and socially sensitive product Rang Dulaar colours are available in a box of 250gms containing 50gms packets of 5 colours. Individual packets of the new, beautiful pink gulaal are also available in 50gms pack. These colours can be used both as dry powders and can be dissolved in water too.
dāram endeavours to encourage the return of natural colours to celebrate the colours of nature during  Holi.


Thursday, March 14, 2013

Cotton Handloom SALE!


FLAT 50% off on yardage, dupattas and sarees
Upto 50% off on ready made garments
Kidswear at Rs.100/-
Offer on select merchandise only.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Dastkar Andhra cotton handlooms at New Delhi


Dastkar Andhra welcomes summer in New Delhi with DAMA yardage, dupattas and sarees. dāram accompanies with a range of new hand block prints in natural dyes,  new styles for women and a wider range in menswear.

Dastkar Andhra Marketing Association, DAMA, offers a classic range of fabrics, dupattas and sarees in vibrant hues, stripes and checks, plains with zari and thread borders, fabrics in natural dyes and with new kalamkari prints. DAMA’s craft aware New Delhi customers have always appreciated DAMA’s Andhra cotton handloom collection, especially the natural dyed and khadi varieties. This year DAMA also offers new designs in hand-block printed Kalamkari of Andhra on handloom and new colors in natural dyes.

dāram, Hyderabad’s exclusive cotton handloom garment store and a sister concern of Dastkar Andhra, is slowly finding a market in New Delhi. Based on its experience in New Delhi, dāram has put together a collection of new hand-block printed garments in natural dyes. These prints are done on famed Andhra khadi. Natural dyed, hand block printed in Ajrakh, Dabu & Bagru techniques on khadi and tailored into well finished garments. This collection is a collaboration of best hand processes of India. Also available is a wider range of menswear in plain wovens and hand block prints. Further all the garments are pre-shrunk and guarantee the handloom comfort.

Dastkar Andhra and its sister organizations are committed to the handloom and handmade process and work towards supporting rural livelihoods through interventions in technology, design and marketing.
Venue
Aga Khan Hall
6, Bhagwan Dass Road
Near Mandi House
New Delhi 110001

Dates
28th February – 2nd March 2013

Time
10.30 am to 8 pm

DAMA product range 


Yardage and dupattas 
Azo free Chemical dye range

Dress material in plain, stripes & checks Yardage with zari & thread borders
New textures in double (thick) counts
Natural dye range
Traditional vat indigo and natural dyed plain, stripes, and checks Kalamkari prints on kora and coloured fabrics & dupattas
Sarees
Zari and thread border sarees in fine and medium counts from the strongholds of Andhra’s weaving centres Kalamkari and natural dyed Khadi sarees


dāram product range 


Long and Short Kurtas, Salwars, Churidars and Dupattas for women
Wovens in various textures, colours, styles and cuts
Handblock prints on hand-woven fabrics in natural dye Ajrakh prints of Kutch, Gujarat with Dabu & Bagru, Rajasthan & chemical prints of Sanganeer, Rajasthan

Long & Short Kurtas, full & half sleeve shirts for men
Wovens in various textures, colours, Handblock prints on hand-woven fabrics in natural dye Ajrakh prints of Kutch, Gujarat




Saturday, February 16, 2013

Monday, January 28, 2013

dāram at Pune


13% off on Andhra cotton handlooms to celebrates 13 years of Dastkar Andhra
in Pune with dāram garments in new hand block prints & styles for women & men
31st January - 2nd February 2013

Dastkar Andhra welcomes 2013 and celebrates 13 years of Andhra cotton handlooms in Pune with a never before 13% off on DAMA yardage, dupattas and sarees. dāram accompanies with a range of new hand block prints in natural dyes and 3 new styles for women and a wider range in menswear.

Dastkar Andhra Marketing Association, DAMA, offers a classic range of fabrics, dupattas and sarees in vibrant hues, stripes and checks, plains with zari and thread borders, fabrics in natural dyes and with new kalamkari prints. This will be DAMA’s 13th year of exhibitions in Pune where handlooms, especially the natural dyed and khadi varieties, have always been appreciated. On completing 13 years in Pune, DAMA is offering 13% discount on its product range of yardages, dupattas and sarees to its loyal handloom customer base.

dāram, Hyderabad’s exclusive cotton handloom garment store and a sister concern of Dastkar Andhra, has steadily found its place in Pune. Based on its experience in Pune, dāram has put together a collection of new hand-block printed garments in natural dyes. These prints are done on famed Andhra khadi. Natural dyed, hand block printed in Ajrakh, Dabu & Bagru techniques on khadi and tailored into well finished garments. This collection is a collaboration of best hand processes of India. Also available is a wider range of menswear in wovens and hand block prints. Further all the garments are pre-shrunk and guarantee the handloom comfort.

Dastkar Andhra and its sister organizations are committed to the handloom and handmade process and work towards supporting rural livelihoods through interventions in technology, design and marketing.
Venue
Tilak Smarak Mandir
Tilak Swaraj Sangh,
1651, Sadashiv Peth,
Pune 411 030

Dates
31st January - 2nd February 2013

Time
10.30 am to 8 pm




Thursday, January 10, 2013

Sankranthi Mela at dāram
















Sankaranti Mela at dāram –
celebrating tradition & innovation in crafts from Andhra Pradesh & Rajasthan.
This January dāram welcomes Spring with complementing handlooms & crafts from Andhra and Rajasthan.  Cotton handlooms & organic millet snacks from Andhra compliment printed silks embroidered accessories, thread &bead jewellery, handmade leather footwear, and eco friendly elephant dung products from Rajasthan. From Delhi we have creative & innovative merchandise from recycled materials. An initiative of Dastkar Andhra, dāram brings select artisans and their craft together to Hyderabad from 10th-13th January 2013.

Dastkar Andhra Marketing Association (DAMA) will showcase its wide range of Andhra Cotton Handloom Sarees, yardages and dupattas. These products will be available in Mangalgiri, Natural Dyed Khadi, Kalamkari with upto 25% off on sarees, dupattas & yardage.  Chaubundi from Rajasthan will display their rich textured silk saris & dress sets. Complementing the handlooms will be bright colourful beads & thread jewellery and footwear from Rajasthan. The jewellery will be presented by artisan Kailash Patua who comes from the traditional Patua community of Rajasthan which specialized in making thread cords and has now extended their skills to jewellery making. The footwear by Rajasthani artisan Radheshyam Naagar is also made using traditional skills but with modern designs and vibrant colours.

Accompanying these traditional products will be Dastkar Ranthambore home products & acessories made by women from the resettled communities of Sawai Madhopur region of Rajasthan; from the stables of Rajasthan elephant poo products produced by Haati Chaap and creative, innovative & unique recycled products from
Karam Marg , a Delhi based NGO working with disadvantaged children.
Earth 360 eco ventures will offer a range of traditional snacks of Andhra made from organic millets from Ananthapur to complete the Mela. Host of offerings for Sankaranti to bring in the new and have a happy, colourful outing with family and friends.
10th – 13th January, 2013, 11am-8pm at
dāram
1-10-3/1, Boorugu Vihar, Lane next to Andhra Bank,
Near Prakash Nagar, Begumpet, Hyderabad- 500 016
Tel: +91 40 27765503 / 40179171