My Find: Parasol from Bali

Vena Ramphal shares her find... I bought this parasol in September 2012 in the beach town of Seminyak, Bali. It was a fun all girl trip before I went on to run a luxury retreat for...

Durga Puja preparations: visiting Kumartuli, the Idol-Making district in Kolkata, India

One of the reasons I wanted to go to Kolkata was to visit Kurmartuli, a clay workers district, where you can observe Hindu sculptures being made by hand. The Idol Makers of Kumartuli are the talented...

Indigo – The Art Of Natural Dyeing in Thailand

I first tried tie-dye crafts when I was at school. I customised my trousers by applying elastic bands onto a pair of white jeans and then put them in a washing machine with purple...

Visiting Central America’s biggest Craft Market, Chicicastenango in Guatemala

Earlier this year a teenage dream came of Craft and Travel's Editor-in-Chief of visiting Guatemala came true. The colours, patterns textiles and fashion have always had immense appeal so when she visited, she HAD to...

Learning about silk weaving in North East Thailand

Skeins of naturally dyed silk Silk is considered by many as the finest fabric in the world: but how many people know how it’s really made? I’ve heard of silk worms and I’ve heard that...

Queen’s Gallery, Bangkok: Crafts from the Hands of the Hills…to the Hands of the...

Colourful, character-filled and creative, Crafts from the Hands of the Hills…to the Hands of the Queen is a textile-based exhibition which opened at The Queen’s Gallery in Bangkok on August 1st 2016 as part...

Designer Gaurang Shah On Reviving Indian Weaving

I grew up around fashion & design My father opened a saree blouse shop in 1962 and my brother and I would go there after school to lend a helping hand and that’s how we...

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