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Indian Bedspreads

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Indian Bedspreads

We've been selling beautiful Indian bedspreads for over 40 years! We opened our first store in 1974 with minimal stock: a waterbed we'd made from recycled timber joists, striped Indian dhurrie rugs, handmade pottery from a wonderful man called Don Rushton, rush matting, art nouveau posters that I'd block mounted, recycled Spanish wine glasses, a few handmade candles, cards - and Indian bedspreads. This purple bedspread is made from Mangalgiri cotton, handwoven on pit looms in a small region near Hyderabad in South India. It's a special cotton, very fine yet strong, that can only be woven at a certain...

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Kalamkari Indian Paintings

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Kalamkari Indian Paintings

Kalamkari, sometimes spelt kalamakari, craft is a very old tradition. Indian paintings are often localised in their origins: the kalamkari tradition is centered around Andhra Pradesh in South India. In earlier times groups of singers, musicians and painters, called chitrakattis, moved from village to village to tell the villagers the great stories of Hindu mythology. To turn their storytelling into theatre they illustrated their accounts using large bolts of canvas painted with dyes extracted from plants. These Indian paintings are called kalamkaris. Kalam means pen and kari translates as drawing. There is another type of kalamkari from Andhra Pradesh which uses...

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