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The unique handwoven textiles of the nomads from Kharnak in Changthang, Ladakh

Some of our “passion textiles” truly are the handspun and handwoven carpets from the people of Kharnak in Ladakh. They are quite unique in their look – they are all woven on portable backstrap looms and there are three different types of weaves. The two oldest ones are both flatweaves. The flatweaves using 4 shafts are

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Our new color palette from Assam

Shades of red, blue, yellow - it's been quite a discovery this summer in Assam! From around 5 shades of last year and this summer we went up to 28 this August which is a big step for us. We would like to show you those colors and we are always happy to hear your feedback.  The main dyes we have used are (in order from light to dark)  Tea, Teak, Onion, Jackfruit, Turmeric, Madder, Indian Madder (Manjistha), Lac, Indigo.  Different kinds of mordants / dye modifiers we used are alum, myrobalan and iron.  Nice surprises we had were definitely the coral and salmon shades from madder and manjistha, the variety of onion shades, the beautiful Assamese indigo and chai...

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