Banarasi textiles

OPEN TO OPINION

POLITICS

 |   Long-form
Saree, Hindutva, Banarasi textiles, New York Times

Sari has nothing to do with Modi or Hindu nationalism: New York Times does a trashy piece on India

The NYT piece reeks of ignorance of both the rich history of the age-old handloom as well as the recent GST-induced pain for Varanasi’s weavers.

ART & CULTURE

 |  4-minute read
Weaving, Varanasi, Banarasi textiles

How Banarasi textile traditions are being shredded apart

Computers, digital automation and electronic data production have flown completely over the heads of all but half-a-dozen weavers in Varanasi.