Announcing the Publication of Volume 1 of The GumCha Design Portfolio

A gift from the weavers of Bengal who have been creating the versatile, beautiful, and useful cloth, called a GumCha, since at least the 3rd Century BC. We hope that American Weavers and Fabric Artists find inspiration in this archive of unique designs.  Several more volumes of the GumCha Design Portfolio will soon be available … Continue reading Announcing the Publication of Volume 1 of The GumCha Design Portfolio

Nursing students from rural villages in India show folks in America how they use GumCha.

Young Women Show the Way: You would think it would be simple. I mean a GumCha is just a piece of cloth, right? But the definition of a thing is not just what is made of, but how it is used. And when something is used in as many ways as GumCha are, there could … Continue reading Nursing students from rural villages in India show folks in America how they use GumCha.

Why has it taken so long for GumCha to make the trip West?

Why has it taken so long for GumCha to make the trip West?   For me, this is an interesting question. After all, people in the Americas and in Europe really like handmade things, particularly if they are well-designed, rugged and useful. And many products are imported into the USA and Europe from India. So, … Continue reading Why has it taken so long for GumCha to make the trip West?