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

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