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Two Connected Hybrid Timber Skyscrapers

Two Connected Hybrid Timber Skyscrapers Will Feature The Dutch Mountains Building in the Netherlands

Dutch Mountains building design is made of Cross-laminated timber (CLT) sourced from sustainably managed forests in the region.

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This Rooftop Cafe in Moradabad City Depicts the Imagery of A Traditional Indian Village Featuring Terracotta Plastered Walls and Concrete Panels | Portal 92

This Rooftop Cafe in Moradabad City Depicts the Imagery of A Traditional Indian Village Featuring Terracotta Plastered Walls and Concrete Portals | Portal 92

Textures and volumes of this Cafe have been designed to reference an experience, reminiscent of rural Indian settlements.

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Rane Vidyalaya | Shanmugam Associates

The Walls of Rane Vidyalaya, Inspired from Temple and Local Houses, Constitute Layers Of Local Materials | Shanmugam Associates

Chennai-based architecture firm used local materials like grey fly ash bricks, red wire cut bricks, terracotta jali and baked earth tiles to design this full-fledged K12 campus in the Tier-II city of Tamil Nadu.

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This Tiny Prefab Home | Brette Haus

This Tiny Prefab Home, Made From Cross-Laminated Timber, Unfolds in 3 Hours | Brette Haus

Latvia-based startup Brette Haus has recently  designed a small origami-like prefabricated house that can be installed or uninstalled in just 3 hours.

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London Timber Pavilion | Schiller Projects

Each Lumber Tile in the London Timber Pavilion is Cut, Laminated And Air-Pressed By Hand | Schiller Projects

This is a self-supporting timber design that allows light and air to pass through while shedding rain away from the inside.

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Satylam Touchme Laminates

The laminate you can’t contaminate!

Satylam’s Touchme Laminates are engineered with a protective surface that efficiently repels all sorts of bacteria, virus, and fungus to narrow any chances of continuation next to none.

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Have you seen the first glass skywalk of India| Sikkim | SR Report

In a great delight to all such adventure enthusiast, India has finally got its own skywalk in the picturesque valley of Sikkim. A report by Surfaces Reporter

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The Pirouette House |Trivandrum | WallMakers

This Multifaceted Brick Facade Takes Inspiration from Laurie Bakers Philosophy to Foster Local Brick Industry | The Pirouette House | Trivandrum | WallMakers

Led by Vinu Daniel, Wallmakers has designed this hard-to-miss Pirouette House in the middle of an urban and crowded locale of Trivandrum.

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Taj Rishikesh Resort & Spa | Yh2 Architects | Edifice Consultants

200 MM Local Stone Cladding in the Building of Taj Rishikesh Resort & Spa | Yh2 Architects | Edifice Consultants

Designed by architectural firm Yh2 Architects in collaboration with Edifice Consultants, this Taj Rishikesh Resort & Spa in the lap of Himalayan has 200mm th. Stone Cladding which is never done before.

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Parametric Art Wall | Keystone Design Studios

A Simple Wall Converted into Parametric Art Wall in 100 days | Keystone Design Studios

Keystone Design Studios shared with SURFACES REPORTER (SR) a video that condenses 100 days of collective Parametric Wall design Installation process into 3 minutes.

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2 Murray Road’ Office Tower by ZHA in Hong Kong Revealed

Double Curved Insulated Glass Will Clad the ‘2 Murray Road’ Office Tower in Hong Kong | ZHA Reveals Design

Zaha Hadid Architects has revealed the design for 36-storey ‘2 Murray Road’ project for Henderson Land, Hong Kong, China.

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Introducing SUSTONABLE: Engineered Stones and Panels with 100% recyclable Material

Introducing SUSTONABLE: Engineered Stones and Panels with 100% recyclable Material

Sustonable engineered stones and panels are one of the most sustainable and circular materials that are 100% recyclable, allegedly the world’s first circular composite.

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Flexwave - Newest Texture on Marble by Antolini

Bringing the worlds of architecture and fashion closer, Antolini’s Flexwave finish on the exclusive stone Bianco Lasa Covelano "Fantastico" is just spellbinding.

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TouchMe – Anti Finger Print Laminate - bring utility & style to a whole new level

After COVID people are sensitive to touch & feel surfaces especially with the kind of maintenance. On understanding this, Stylam has launched the special Anti Finger Print Laminates called TouchMe.

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Established in 2009 as an architectural and interior design studio, PS Design was founded on the principle of ‘Life is in details’ and remains fixed in the belief that each project is unique and requires renewed inspiration.

Surfaces Reporter’s - Rising Star Piyush Mehra & Priyanka P. Mehra, PS Design Mumbai

Established in 2009 as an architectural and interior design studio, PS Design was founded on the principle of ‘Life is in details’ and remains fixed in the belief that each project is unique..

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Natural Stones: Breathing New Life to the Interiors

Natural Stones: Breathing New Life Into Interiors

Natural Stones can bring in a lot of warmth and style to your home. Find out some interesting ways here.

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Bright & Beautiful Ideas for your Walls

Bright & Beautiful Wallpapers for your Rooms

Payal Singhal Collection by Marshalls Wallcoverings

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High Pressure Laminates: Improper Handling Woes

How to Handle Problems with High Pressure Laminates?

The biggest pain point of HPL revolves around handling of the product at the site. This leads to wastages and installation failures. Mr Ashwani Khanna, Head – Marketing, FunderMax provides some solutions.

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Solutions for Common Wallpaper Application Issues

Solutions for Common Wallpaper Application Issues

A good quality wallpaper generally looks good for 5 to 8 years. However, you need to do it right to avoid the common application problems of chipping, peeling, corroding and turning black.

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Coffee Tables carved out of Shattered Stones

Coffee tables carved out of shattered stones

The collection, Renè Coffee Tables, comprises a series of elegant bistro tables whose circular stone tops have been naturally shattered into a constellation of stone shards.

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Khadi-Inspired Marble Coverings

Khadi-Inspired Marble Coverings

The warp of Khadi, the typical Indian handmade cotton fabric, is strongly evoked in this covering, where the “yarns” unravel separately before becoming entwined and overlapping more closely to form an elegant weft and immediate appeal.

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Kohler’s Mia Marble from Greece

Kohler’s Mia Marble from Greece

Mia, a new marble from Greece that features distinctive marking and saturated coloration, joins Kohler’s discerning stone category.

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Scintillating Stone  Surfaces from Topstona

Scintillating Stone Surfaces from Topstona

Deriving inspiration from the unique character of hand weaves, Topstona’s collection Entwine unveils a series of woven wonders.

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A Wonder Created with Stones by Anagram Architects, Delhi

A Wonder with Stones by Anagram Architects, Delhi

The architect’s approach in case of this residence steps away from conventional circulation and spatial arrangements by considering the built volume as a breached monolith rather than as a composition of fenestrated volumes and surface renders.

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Make Your Bathroom Glamorous with White Onyx Stone

Make Your Bathroom Glamorous with White Onyx Stone

The stone gives a crystalline effect to the vanity counter. By the day, it exhibits beauty as the surface shimmers with the natural light that falls on its surface and in the evenings, the distinct design of the backlit onyx stone lends a charismatic appearance while illuminating the space.

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Stylish laminates from PLY MAHAL

Stylish laminates from PLY MAHAL

The louvres collection of PLY MAHAL is deeply textured pliable decorative laminates, which can wonderfully create an arresting focal point within your living spaces.

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How Aluminium Composite Panels have evolved dramatically over the years? Let us hear it from Mr Ashok Kumar Bhaiya, CMD, Aludecor

The whys & hows of Aluminium Composite Panels from Mr Ashok Kumar Bhaiya, CMD, Aludecor

Aludecor is one of the most sought after brands for ACPs in India, and an engaging conversation with Mr Ashok Kumar Bhaiya, CMD, Aludecor enabled us to know in detail about the benefits and unique features of the preferred material of construction.

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The unique Aluminium Composite Panel looks flat as well as curved, it just depends from which angle you are looking at it!

A Unique Aluminium Composite Panel from Alucobond, Worth an Applause

The more you set your eyeballs at the paneling, the more spell-binding effects it projects. This 3D paneling is one of a kind innovation and an out-of-the box designing to adorn your homes!

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Aluminium Composite Panel-Why Its a Favoured Construction Material

Aluminium Composite Panel - A Favoured Construction Material

Aluminium Composite Panels (ACPs) are changing the face of the building industry. Surfaces Reporter Team delves deep to find out why.

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Villa Marilena: an interesting new construction designed by the architect Fabio Costa that stands just a short distance from the coast in the Province of Trapani (Italy). Margraf marble plays a starring role both inside and outside of this villa.

Fabio Costa Embellished Floors And Walls of Villa Marilena with Margraf Marble

Villa Marilena: an interesting new construction designed by the architect Fabio Costa that stands just a short distance from the coast in the Province of Trapani (Italy). Margraf marble plays a starring role both inside and outside of this villa.

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Kalesinterflex is one of Turkey’s oldest and world’s most renowned ceramic tiles manufacturers pioneering in the ultra large sized formats.

Worlds Most Popular Flexible Porcelain Tiles

Kalesinterflex is one of Turkey’s oldest and world’s most renowned ceramic tiles manufacturers pioneering in the ultra large sized formats.

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Smart technology is nothing new, but now it is getting smarter every day. And when we think about advanced technology, our mind mainly goes to ingenious cooking gadgets in the kitchen or a smart TV in the living room- but what about the bathroom?

Make Your Bathroom Smart with High-Tech Mirrors

Smart technology is nothing new, but now it is getting smarter every day. And when we think about advanced technology, our mind mainly goes to ingenious cooking gadgets in the kitchen or a smart TV in the living room- but what about the bathroom?

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A French postman- Ferdinand Cheval- collected pebbles in a wheelbarrow during his 18-milepost route to create a lavish palace.

French Postman Spends 33 Years Building a Striking Palace with Stones He Collected During Work Route

A French postman- Ferdinand Cheval- collected pebbles in a wheelbarrow during his 18-milepost route to create a lavish palace.

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Sinuosity and lightness come together in the installation “CONVERSATION ON STONE” designed by Marco Piva for the company Helios Automazioni.

Stones Like Paper!

Sinuosity and lightness come together in the installation “CONVERSATION ON STONE” designed by Marco Piva for the company Helios Automazioni.

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From outside, one can count the floors by reading the facade and from the inside you will be reminded what floor you are on just like in the parking garage.

Facade with Cross Laminated Timber by Architect Anders Berensson

From outside, one can count the floors by reading the facade and from the inside you will be reminded what floor you are on just like in the parking garage.

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3D-printing robots and remote-controlled flying objects to automated designs that use biomimicry to catch the wind, automated glass facade, reinforced concrete structure, electrochromic glass panels.

Exhaust Air Facade with Electrochromic Window Panes

3D-printing robots and remote-controlled flying objects to automated designs that use biomimicry to catch the wind, automated glass facade, reinforced concrete structure, electrochromic glass panels.

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Make your home a reflection of your personality by choosing the right laminates for your interiors. The go-to solution for all interior needs, RAUVISIO laminates are a unique blend of durability of polymer combined with the aesthetics of glass.

RAUVISIO Crystal Laminates: A Seamless & Contemporary Surface Solution For Interiors

Rehau has come up with a seamless & contemporary surface solution, RAUVISIO Crystal Laminates. These laminates are a unique blend of durability of polymer combined with the aesthetics of glass.

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Located in Dubai’s Al Qouz industrial area, Alserkal Avenue was founded in 2007 with the aim of promoting cultural initiatives in the region. Since then, it has become Dubai’s

Polycarbonate Cladding for Concrete Oma’s First Project in UAE

Located in Dubai’s Al Qouz industrial area, Alserkal Avenue was founded in 2007 with the aim of promoting cultural initiatives in the region. Since then, it has become Dubai’s.

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Ar. Prem Nath, Ar. Swanzal Kak Kapoor, ID Payal Kapoor, Ar. Gaurav Kharkar, Paul Sandip and Vertica Dvivedi Indian Laminate Manufacturers Association organised their 6th International conference on laminates & allied industry on 5-6 March, 2018.

Architects & Designers Decoding Surface Design Trends of 2018

Ar. Prem Nath, Ar. Swanzal Kak Kapoor, ID Payal Kapoor, Ar. Gaurav Kharkar, Paul Sandip and Vertica Dvivedi. Indian Laminate Manufacturers Association organised their 6th International conference on laminates & allied industry on 5-6 March, 2018.

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CEPT Centre of Excellence Workshop’s commercial demonstration of Douglas-fir glue-laminated beams. The building also showcases varied B.C. wood species in other structural and interior applications.

First-of-a-kind Commercial Demonstration of Douglas-fir Glue-laminated Beams at CEPT Workshop

CEPT Centre of Excellence Workshop’s commercial demonstration of Douglas-fir glue-laminated beams. The building also showcases varied B.C. wood species in other structural and interior applications.

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The newest innovation in mass timber is Hardwood Cross Laminated Timber. It is slowly capturing the material trends of 2017. Hardwood CLT could become the defining building material of the 21st century with architects getting inspirational ideas of building new structures using CLT hardwood.

Hardwood Cross Laminated Timber - An Inspiration for Architects

The newest innovation in mass timber is Hardwood Cross Laminated Timber. It is slowly capturing the material trends of 2017. Hardwood CLT could become the defining building material of the 21st century with architects ..

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Surfaces Reporter takes pride in the fact that we possibly cover all the building & surface materials that exist under the sun. While we are highly intrigued by some, enjoy newer possibilities in others..

Laminates Honest Material of the Masses

Surfaces Reporter takes pride in the fact that we possibly cover all the building & surface materials that exist under the sun. While we are highly intrigued by some, enjoy newer possibilities in others, observe the evolving nature of some materials, Laminate.

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Fuoripista is luxe fitness accessory/cycling equipment is both an art and a fitness equipment. This beautiful, dream (riding) machine made up using wood, tempered glass, leather & polished metal, comes with tablet mounted on the front. Keeping it limited to the gym is not a nice idea – it’s beauty w

A Dose of Luxury in Fitness

Fuoripista is luxe fitness accessory/cycling equipment is both an art and a fitness equipment. This beautiful, dream (riding) machine made up using wood, tempered glass, leather & polished metal, comes with tablet mounted on the front.

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These panels are created with “Unfired Flexi Clay” which means clay is being constituted without high temperature heating process to reduce carbon footprint. This process makes clay so versatile that it can be mould like soft plastic.

Cladding with Flexi Clay

These panels are created with “Unfired Flexi Clay” which means clay is being constituted without high temperature heating process to reduce carbon footprint. This process makes clay so versatile that it can be mould like soft plastic.

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A beautiful dream if it were to come true, to remain forever, we would like to think of it to be etched in stone. Something that comes natural to human beings, for stones are timeless and stones are unique, beautiful and special.

Stones are timeless - Dreams Created with Stones

A beautiful dream if it were to come true, to remain forever, we would like to think of it to be etched in stone. Something that comes natural to human beings, for stones are timeless and stones are unique, beautiful and special.

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Silk-screen printed glass panels and perforated, lacquered aluminum panels, golden shimmer reminiscent of the light stone found on Bordeaux facades. It explores the global history and tradition of wine production.

Experience the Soul of wine

Silk-screen printed glass panels and perforated, lacquered aluminum panels, golden shimmer reminiscent of the light stone found on Bordeaux facades. It explores the global history and tradition of wine production.

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Charcoalite is decorative highlighter panels from Parth International. These panels are lightweight and water resistant. They are available in numerous designs, textures and colours. Applications are for Wall - Panelling, Ceiling, Wardrobes, Pillars, Doors, Bathroom.

Special decorative panels by the Specialist: Parth International

Charcoalite is decorative highlighter panels from Parth International. These panels are lightweight and water resistant. They are available in numerous designs, textures and colours. Applications are for Wall - Panelling, Ceiling, Wardrobes, Pillars, Doors, Bathroom.

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Retina is a shaped and perforated modular panel which is distinguished by a 3-dimensional appeal and can be applied as a decorative partition, achieved through the use of diamond-wire cutting without any manual contribution using a 3D software to create the reiteration.

3D Marble Panel by Raffaello Galiotto

Retina is a shaped and perforated modular panel which is distinguished by a 3-dimensional appeal and can be applied as a decorative partition, achieved through the use of diamond-wire cutting without any manual contribution using a 3D software to create the reiteration.

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The white honeycomb covering is suspended over the interior box, letting in natural light, but preventing direct sun exposure to the art within. The museum’s veil lifts at the corners, welcoming visitors to active lobby.

Honeycomb in Fibreglass Reinforced Concrete

The white honeycomb covering is suspended over the interior box, letting in natural light, but preventing direct sun exposure to the art within. The museum’s veil lifts at the corners, welcoming visitors to active lobby.

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The project came to our design board for a reinvention with contemporary material finishes that would update & create an upscale movie-going experience. The client wanted to remove the existing stainless steel wave form ceiling that seemed to weigh down the arrival experience with its solid & heavy

A story of visual transformation with specialized paints

The project came to our design board for a reinvention with contemporary material finishes that would update & create an upscale movie-going experience. The client wanted to remove the existing stainless steel wave form ceiling that seemed to weigh down the arrival experience with its solid & heavy

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Instead of placing the natural stones in normal format, Amrita and Joya have beautifully twisted the laying pattern with inspiration from Origami. This wall is the focal point of a drawing room.

Gwalior stones laid in Origami pattern

Instead of placing the natural stones in normal format, Amrita and Joya have beautifully twisted the laying pattern with inspiration from Origami. This wall is the focal point of a drawing room.

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House of five senses was designed by using three major materials, Mud, Bamboo and Stone to bring in the presence of the five elements of nature, Earth, Water, Fire, Air and Space into the building. Water bodies, internal courtyard, large windows, use of natural materials, vegetation etc connects the

Mud, Bamboo & Stones come together to create the five senses

House of five senses was designed by using three major materials, Mud, Bamboo and Stone to bring in the presence of the five elements of nature, Earth, Water, Fire, Air and Space into the building. Water bodies, internal courtyard, large windows, use of natural materials, vegetation etc connects the

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Decorating with Wallpaper is a great way of grabbing the attention of your visitors, and makes your interiors more inviting. The concept of Wallpaper has gained immense popularity in the last few years, not only in the metropolitan cities but also has spread its wings in smaller cities in India.

There a Wallpaper for Every Space

Decorating with Wallpaper is a great way of grabbing the attention of your visitors, and makes your interiors more inviting. The concept of Wallpaper has gained immense popularity in the last few years, not only in the metropolitan cities but also has spread its wings in smaller cities in India.

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Wallpapers never go out of fashion, while some designs or patterns and even materials keep trending every year. SURFACES REPORTER spoke to few experts from the design and wallpaper industry to spot the trends that are hot this season.

Wallpapers that are Trending

Wallpapers never go out of fashion, while some designs or patterns and even materials keep trending every year. SURFACES REPORTER spoke to few experts from the design and wallpaper industry to spot the trends that are hot this season.

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Flooring in homes with Seniors Citizens often require a different set of criteria for it to work. For instance, consideration of safety need to be ascertained since seniors often  can be prone to injury.

Cushion Vinyl A Good Option for Senior Homes and Healthcare Facilities

Flooring in homes with Seniors Citizens often require a different set of criteria for it to work. For instance, consideration of safety need to be ascertained since seniors often  can be prone to injury.

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From the humble beginning with mud paintings on walls of our homes in rural India, to elaborate sketches & patterns of animals and flowers with natural dyes, to even more intricate works in fabric and grass braids pasted or hanging on entrances and walls.

Going High with HIGHLIGHTERS for the love of Feature Wall

From the humble beginning with mud paintings on walls of our homes in rural India, to elaborate sketches & patterns of animals and flowers with natural dyes, to even more intricate works in fabric and grass braids pasted or hanging on entrances and walls.

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