A journey in textiles and color

mayil scarves

  • Pochampally Ikat - a different weave

    The best part of shopping for fabrics for Mayil scarves is that I do it with my friends and family. It is easy to rope them in since everyone likes shopping. Now that our kids are older, I am able to travel by myself to India; likewise, my childhood friends with their similarly aged kids are free... View Post
  • Kalamkari - art on textile

    As part of my visits to India in the past few years, I have tried to travel to places renowned for their unique textiles.  These mini trips are doubly fun for me: I often get a few of my childhood friends to come with me, and I get to  “shop” for fabrics to design Mayil scarves. My most recent t... View Post
  • Joy of bartering

    Everyone knows about bartering – a system of exchange of goods or services directly for other goods or services without using a medium of exchange like money. Bartering is an age old practice and was in existence long before money in the form of coins and notes came into play - as early as 6000 B... View Post
  • The Queens of Scarves

    Since antiquity, queens have been associated with setting fashion trends.  My scarf history research led me to these lovely ladies who were trend setters in their own times. Egyptian Queen Nefertiti (13th century BC) wore finely woven scarves underneath her conical headdress. Queen Eleanor of Aqu... View Post