English Medieval Embroidery at V&A

As embroidery is currently back in fashion, it is very interesting to see what were the tendencies some centuries ago. The Medieval embroidery exhibition at V&A looks closely at the old masterpieces, skillfully crafted to tiny details, hundreds of years ago. It is rather remarkable how intricate handwork this is - so much that one may... Continue Reading →

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Kanchipuram temples

Kanchipuram, the Silk City, is also known by its abundance of temples from ancient times. I would like to point out two of the most memorable ones. Ulagalantha Perumal Temple looks so colourful, you could imagine it would fit well in Disneyland or a cartoon-like world. Nevertheless this temple is about a  thousand years old(although I believe not... Continue Reading →

Silk City

Coming back to Indian fabrics, I would like to write about my visit to Indian saree capital a few years ago - a small town by the name of Kanchipuram, based on the East coast of India, just a few hours train ride from Chennai. This little town is known as a "Silk City", as... Continue Reading →

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