Category: Craft

Breathing Life Into a 4000 Year Old Metallurgical Marvel: Dhokra
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by on October 28, 2017June 9, 2018

Breathing Life Into a 4000 Year Old Metallurgical Marvel: Dhokra

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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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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 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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