A Stitch in Time

These Indian designers’ love affair with the humble Kantha stitch is as much a tale of empowerment and sustainability as it is of contemporising tradition.

Kimi Dangor

Invisibilising the Visible: The Making of the Art of Kantha in Bengal

The essay attempts to position ‘kantha’ as an art object and to trace the trajectory of textile artisans, whose voices and art have both been left outside the paradigm of art historical intervention.

Brishti Modak
Tallur For MAP

In Conversation with Tallur L.N.

In an exclusive interview with MAP, the award-winning artist Tallur L.N. discusses his video work Interference, as well as the influences, interests and references that inform his practice more broadly.

Namrata Arjun
Bangalore Diaries

Bangalore Diaries

Musings of a lifelong Bangalore dweller/lover about the transformation of this leafy, laid-back, bungalow-ed cosmopolitan city into a global technology capital.

Smitha Roy
A Court of Dolls

A Court of Dolls

Handcrafted in various sizes, shapes and materials, the dolls displayed during Gombe Habba in Karnataka come together each year to narrate riveting tales.

Shailaja Tripathi
A Stitch in Time

A Stitch in Time

These Indian designers’ love affair with the humble Kantha stitch is as much a tale of empowerment and sustainability as it is of contemporising tradition.

Kimi Dangor
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