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Puppetry in India – Types and Key Aspects
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by on January 17, 2012June 9, 2018

Puppetry in India – Types and Key Aspects

Puppets or “Kathputli” is an ancient and popular form of folk entertainment. Egyptians are probably the earliest known puppeteers. String Puppets of wood performing the action of kneading bread is the oldest evidence of puppets in Egypt as early as 2000 BC. Puppetry in India must have originated earlier than 5th century B.C. In the 2nd...

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Gond Paintings: A Mystic World Created by Dots and Lines
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by on January 12, 2012October 22, 2017

Gond Paintings: A Mystic World Created by Dots and Lines

  Gond Painted Tray The word Gond comes from the Dravidian expression kond , meaning green mountain .The Gonds were the ruling class in many parts of Central India in the14th century. Gond rajas, or kings, ruled until they were conquered by Muslim armies and were forced to flee into the thick jungles. In the Gond...

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Madhubani Paintings: A Journey from Village walls to Canvas
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by on January 11, 2012October 22, 2017

Madhubani Paintings: A Journey from Village walls to Canvas

Madhubani, which means Forest of Honey, (Madhu-honey, Bans-forest or woods) is a small village in the northern part of Bihar. A region that has its own language and a sense of regional identity that goes back more than 2500 years.  The land which is a birthplace of Mahavira (a deity of the Jain religion), Siddhartha...

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History of Bandhani or Indian Tie & Dye Technique
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by on January 10, 2012October 22, 2017

History of Bandhani or Indian Tie & Dye Technique

The history of dyeing can be dated back to pre-historic times. This art finds its mentions in the Alexander the great time texts about the beautiful printed cottons of India. As per evidences in Historical Texts, the first Bandhani saree was worn at the time of Bana Bhatt`s Harshacharita in a royal marriage. It was...

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History of Potli Bags
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by on January 8, 2012October 22, 2017

History of Potli Bags

Potli Bags are partnering Indian people since Vedic civilization.  They have increased their canvas from being a utility in olden age to a fashion accessory of the modern Indian Women. Their look and feel has changed from being a simple cloth bag to being a mesmerizing look along with the embellishment of embroidery from kutch...

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