Art and craft

THE ZARDOZI

An intricate form of embroidery that emerged from certain parts of India, Iran, Pakistan and Bangladesh- is the exquisite Zardozi embroidery. It consists of gorgeous metal embroidery work of gold and silver and were used to adorn the apparels royals and chiefs or members of their family. Not only attires, but the detailed work also …

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THE CRAFT OF KANTHA

A women centric craft which originated in eastern part of our country, Kantha is one such embroidery technique which started as a mere hobby for women by utilizing their old and worn out fabrics, has now become a heritage craft. It was started mostly by the women of West Bengal, Odisha and Tripura. The threads …

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THE ARTISTIC AARI WORK

The eye catching and magnificent Aariem broidery is one of the several craft forms that originated during the Mughal era. The designs depict the scenario of those times, as well as the influence of Mughals. It is created by stretching the fabric over a wooden frame and embroidered with a hooked needle incorporating various stitches …

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TERRACOTTA OF BENGAL

A spectacular molded form of earth into wonderful figurines and objects is what Terracotta is all about. Initially used as trade seals, several sculpted deities, cart frames and wheels have also been discovered from historical sites of Mohenjo-Daro and Harappa. Terracotta art has been an essential part of our culture since 700 B.C. Numerous artefacts …

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SCANDINAVIAN RUGS

The sceneries of chilly winters, cold oceans and snow-capped mountains will strike our minds just when someone comes across Scandinavia or anything related to it. Scandinavia is home to some of the finest rugs and tapestries ever made. After all, what else can one expect from a freezing cold region. It is the basic necessity …

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ROGAN PAINTING OF KUTCH

Craftsmanship is the spine of India’s non-farming rural economy. However, it continues to remain an unorganized sector with its market prospective unused. It’s a common case to hear very often about at least one master craftsman who is forced to give up his craft in exchange for a life of hopeless poverty as unskilled workers …

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MOROCCAN RUGS

Rugs and carpets are considered to be one of the central pieces of interior decoration. On such rugs is the Moroccan Rugs that draws inspiration from the Berber’s tribe of Paleolithic Age.  There’s something about the tranquility and subtlety of the Moroccan rug that always lightens up the mood and accentuates the positive vibes. Probably …

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MONGOLIAN RUGS

The hand-woven and hand-tufted rugs and carpets have owned India’s economy since ages. Adding a handcrafted carpet to your living room will not only render it an outstanding character but jazz up the entire interiors. The rugs crafted in India have a multi-cultural influence over them and thus can be categorized into various categories. This …

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