Challenges for the Block Printing industry You may be surprised to hear that, block printing still faces various challenges to its very existence, despite block printed fabrics enjoying plenty of love on the international scene. An ever increasingly competitive domestic marketplace and the wholesale uptake of environmentally damaging new practices has left block printing communities […]More
Block Printing – the art form, the process Click to read Part1 and Part2 (in case you missed them). Great pride is taken by each member of the block printing communities in their work, each individual process as important as the very printing to ensure the overall quality of the finished fabric. The cotton, already […]More
Block Printing – Carving the woodblocks The art of an Indian block maker is one that requires a meticulous precision and a methodical approach. Carving the woodblocks is a very intricate process, involving a number of block makers, using a multitude of tools. It’ll take anywhere between a couple of hours and up to seven […]More
Having worked closely with some stunning block printed fabrics these past few years we’ve been drawn into a complex and beautiful world, where people operate in a manner completely removed from what we are used to in the West. We thought we’d share with you a few of our insights into the origins of these beautiful fabrics, […]More
Moving through India you meet a lot of different people from vastly different communities throughout the country. Each region and it’s people are as diverse from one region to the next. From the mountains to the sea, the deserts to the jungle, from the tea plantations to the palaces and temples throughout. Travel to each area […]More
Wool Rugs & U.P. Uttar Pradesh, once home to powerful empires of ancient and medieval India, lies a city called Mirzapur which is “situated on the south bank of the Ganges, it is the richest and most cultured part of India.” Mirzapur is well known for it’s rug industry. The household rug or dhurrie as it is […]More
May each item become a cherished memory and each gift a connection to a deeper level of friendship. May your home sing with the joy of individualistic expression.
Kasakosa was born out of our love for life, started in the search for something more, developed in the pursuit of passion. Living the search for something greater than yourself.
Kasakosa is our way of sharing something more with the people we love, the people who we return home to from our adventures away. A gift from us to you.