Name: Lilies Latin Name: Lilium of plant family Liliaceae Season: Mid to Late Summer Meaning: Motherhood Origins: Lilies come in many varieties [...]
A guide to the essential Indian flatbreads found as accompaniments to subzi.
A brief history of the mangalsutra and how the necklace came to symbolize the status of a newly married Indian woman.
Ladoo is a ball-shaped sweet you can find at any Indian festivity - from Diwali to Holi. The versatile mithai is made of any type of flour and ghee. Its fun shape and delicious taste [...]
Halwa can be found in South Asia and also throughout the Middle East. It is a dense, flour or nut based confectionary that is slightly liquid in its consistency. Popular forms [...]
Burfis are the most common Indian sweet out there, ranging from the popular kaju katlis to the flavorful and seasonal coconut and gajar (carrot) burfis. Burfis are known [...]
Kulfi is a frozen dairy dessert that is enjoyed in South Asia. While it is similar to ice cream, it is denser and creamier than ice cream because the dish calls for cream and [...]
South Asian confectionaries, known as mithai ("sweet"), are as crucial to the Indian diet as are dal and rice! From burfis to ladoos, many of these sweets are made with milk and sugar, and then fried, baked, or simmered to perfection! Served at weddings, dinners, and any type of get-together, mithai is a traditional and excellent way to show loved ones just how much they are cared for.
Much like its namesake, Jali stone-carving, which creates intricate latices and screens out of marble that sport floral, calligraphic, and geometric designs, Jali jewelry employs a lattice or metal mesh technique that creates beautiful and meticulous pieces of jewelry.
If you've been reading our jewelry series, you've seen the word 'polki' pop up a few times. For those who aren't well-versed in Indian jewelry, we're here for you.
Jadau is one of the oldest styles of jewelry craftwork in India today. It was originally worn by Mughal royalty and it only ever used pure gold and precious stones, most commonly uncut diamonds. The somewhat rough-hewn quality of the gold base around the uncut Polki diamonds makes the pieces look antiquated and almost tribal.