In Sanskrit Nila means ‘blue’, and ‘temple’; in Pali it means ‘nest’, and in Tamil it means ‘moon’.
One word, many meanings; all capturing the spirit of Nila House; a cultural centre of excellence, set in the heart of Jaipur, dedicated to honouring and preserving the natural dye and handloom traditions of India.
Nila is founded upon a desire to:
Create a dynamic platform for artistic exchange, innovation and education
Celebrate and preserve India’s rich heritage of traditional craft
Support artisan communities
Provide creative solutions for integrating natural dyes and handloom back into production
Enhance the growing conversation around the preservation of handmade textile and the promotion of sustainable design