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Attempts to revive Kutch's desi wool economy sparks conversation around sustainability, combining artistry with innovation
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Attempts to revive Kutch's desi wool economy sparks conversation around sustainability, combining artistry with innovation

The revival of the desi wool economy in Kutch is driven by Khamir, a platform for crafts, heritage and iconology that promotes and preserves the cultural and creative diversity of the region.

Kutch's Ajrakh craft suffers, as declining water table, excess iron hamper artists' practice
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Kutch's Ajrakh craft suffers, as declining water table, excess iron hamper artists' practice

Ajrakh from Gujarat, a 16-stage, water-intensive block printing technique that uses natural dyes, is once again facing its major nemesis — poor quality of groundwater.

Kutch's Kala cotton, overshadowed by other varieties, finds new recognition due to its resilience
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Kutch's Kala cotton, overshadowed by other varieties, finds new recognition due to its resilience

Kutch's Wagad cotton lost popularity to American and later, Bt-cotton. The ‘by default organic’ Wagad cotton now has certification, is branded Kala Cotton, and is more sustainable.