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Advancing Times, Dying Art
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by on June 17, 2018August 16, 2018

Advancing Times, Dying Art

Art is poetry in colours. It transports you to a place far away, multi-hued, full of bliss and thoughtfulness. Art, since time immemorial has preserved and evolved cultures. The current picture, however, is a grim reality that hits you hard in the face. Our age old traditions are breathing a laboured life in today’s fast...

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Papier Mache –  Art Born in the Land of Persia and Raised in Kashmir
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by on January 19, 2012June 9, 2018

Papier Mache – Art Born in the Land of Persia and Raised in Kashmir

[cmsmasters_row][cmsmasters_column data_width=”1/1″][cmsmasters_text] Paper Mache was invented in China in about 105 A.D . Papier Mache is a French word meaning ‘Mashed paper’. It is a delicate decorative art which shows the artistic zeal of craftsmen in Kashmir. This tradition in Kashmir has its origin rooted in the 15th century when King Zain-ul-Abidin invited accomplished artists...

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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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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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