Weaving Traditional Carpet Art with a New Vision

In 1978, Nand Kishore Chaudhary laid the foundation of Jaipur Rugs with two looms and just nine weavers. With his business philosophy emphasizing on using age-old art forms of handmade […]

Ekaya Seeks to Create a Global Cultural Craving for Banarasi Art and Craft

Hailing from the holy city of Varanasi, Palak Shah is the third-generation entrepreneur carrying forward the 100-year-old legacy of her family business. When her grandfather first came to the city to establish his business, Varanasi was known as Banaras. Although the city has now been renamed, “Banaras” continues to be used with various cultural forms – Banaras Gharana for music, Banarsi paan and Banarsi sarees – to name a few.