Wednesday, September 26, 2012

New beginnings

New Blog - New Name - New Beginnings. 

Thank you for everyone who has followed this blog in the past years. I hope to continue to bring you beautiful images, artisans, and crafts from India and beyond. 

Ichcha is going to be officially launched in a few days. You can keep in touch with the behind the scenes by following the Ichcha blog.

I hope to see you all there!

The imprint of the woman

Our inspiration wall is filled with the many embroideries of Kutch, a region in Gujarat, India. Many sub communities who are known for their embroidery hereditary are spread around the kutch region. We had the pleasure of visiting a few of them and buying straight from the women in the villages. Each piece is a living imprint of the woman and her craft history.

Many organizations work one on one in cooperatives with these women to help them zone in on their skill as well as elaborate their business skills. You can soon find unique Ichcha products that work to encourage this traditional craft.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

I wish for peace in the world

Remember wishing for world peace as a child? Or wait, was that just me? :)

Anyways, came across this beautiful company by two friends, who come together against the odds to represent the beauty of the world in their work. Obviously, their company's name is A Peace Treaty. Check out their products and read more about their story here.
Enjoy the images from their website below. 

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