Ethnic Handmade Jewelry- Indian Craft Heritage

Jewelry adds to the beauty of women. Handmade jewelry can be a wise and environmentally friendly decision. Handcrafted jewelry may set you apart from the crowd. The ethnic designs will give you a royal appearance. All forms of Indian handcrafted ethnic jewelry pieces, such as rings, necklaces, and earrings, are widely available. Having handcrafted jewelry…

Hand-crafted Wall Clocks: Lets you keep on time

Home décor is an essential need for modern homes today, it is essential because how we decorate our homes can influence all aspects of our lives. Our homes reveal who we are and what is important to us to the rest of the world. Our living environment can have an impact on our physical and…

Punja Dhurrie Weaving

Punja dhurries are one-of-a-kind rugs that are known for their beautiful design, durability and for their high quality, sturdiness, and long-lasting nature. These dhurries are handwoven and the design is perfected with the use of the Punja, a metallic claw-like tool used to beat and set the threads in the warp. Mostly made from cotton…

Spices Box: Tastes in India

One of the most common needs that have belonged to every kitchen for numerous generations to give it a powerful aesthetic statement is a spice box. No one can underestimate the importance of spices in the kitchen; therefore, these Masala boxes are a simple way to store spices such as mustard seeds, chili powder, turmeric…

Exploring Mysore Painting & Line Art Fusion

Mysore Style Painting: The Story… The imminent onset of militarization and war always results in a cultural shift that revels in the emergence of newer art forms and styles, each influenced by the other, creating a cultural fusion. While the Mysore Style Painting can be traced back to the painting of Ajanta, it gained popularity…

Handwoven Shawls, Stoles & Dupattas

When it comes to Indian fabric and handmade crafts, every word would fall short to define the excellence of art and the artist as well. Tangaliya & Toda Fabric is a unique way of weaving with intricate textile design patterns that highlight the artists’ single-mindedness. They were enthralled by the prospect of completing their numerous…

LEATHER CRAFT

Leather craft goes way back to the Indus valley civilization where there are several references from ancient text describing the use of animal skin. The Rig-Veda mentions leather items around 3000 BC. These included bottles, and water-carrying bags called “mashaks”. In addition to leather bands, straps, laces, and similar cord-like implements, other literary references also…

Indian Fighter Kites

India has a long history with kites. Most people believe that Chinese travelers Fa Hien and Hiuen Tsang brought kites to India, but kites evolved on their own in India, and today Indian kites are almost exclusively fighter kites. Tissue paper and bamboo are used to make them, and almost all Indian kites have the…

PAPER MACHE

Zain-Ul-Abidin, the eighth Sultan of Kashmir, introduced the spectacular handicraft to India from Samarqand, the city of papermaking in Central Asia. The world awes at the splendour of paper crafts that have been in existence since the 15th century. In the old days, Paper Mache was called Kari munaqqash, which translates to painted work. It…

Madhubani Art & its Significance

Madhubani paintings are one of India’s oldest and most distinctive traditional art forms. Madhubani paintings are a 2500-year-old folk art that is believed to have originated during the Ramayana, when king Janaka invited the people to photograph his daughter Sita’s wedding to prince Rama. During festivals, ceremonies, or special events, women would hand painted these…