Thursday, May 17, 2012

Support the Artisans: Aalamwaar Textiles

I received an email from the folks at Aalamwaar Textiles, a company that offers you hand block printed and hand painted fabrics for you and your home. But more than that, they are a social organization helmed by designer Viji Reddy, that is dedicated to supporting artisans and preserving age-old traditions in an environmentally sustainable manner. In their own words..."By employing grass-roots artisans, Aalamwaar aims to create livelihood for indigenous craftspeople and their families as well as to preserve hand-dyeing, hand block printing, hand weaving and fabric-painting arts in India."

The natural fabrics are hand stamped or painted by artisans that are engaged in techniques handed down from generation to generation. The Aalamwaar studio is in Hyderabad, India. They have beautiful block prints and tie dyes  that are just perfect for summer. 

 Don't they just scream summer to you?! I like the saturated color against the white linen backdrops. In addition to fabrics for the home, they have a collection of tops, camis and skirts. 
I am not a huge fashion aficionado but scarves have to be my favorite accessory. These hand painted ones are gorgeous!

Visit Aalamwaar Textiles here

Image credits/copyright: Aalamwaar Textiles

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