Red Silk Cotton

Summer is already here in Delhi and so as the urge to escape to the mountains! At present, the most astonishing thing in the city is the beautiful Silk Cotton tree. Hence, here I am, dedicating my next collection of handmade jewellery to this natural beauty. Feel free to write to me at [ antimakhanna@gmail.com…

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2018 Postcard Calendar

Zentangle is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. It increases focus and creativity, provides artistic satisfaction along with an increased sense of personal well being. Zentangle was invented in the year 2004 by Maria Thomas and Rick Roberts in Central Massachusetts. When you draw a Zentangle, you’re creating a work of art,…

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Colors of Joy

Is it me or some of you also think that 2017 is one of the fastest year. I’m writing today after months, and for all the people who think that I’m no longer making jewelry or notebooks / going out for my short and long expeditions / meeting inspirational people everyday.. This post is for…

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Walnut Wood Carving

I travel to different places in search of its local craft. I was fortunate to witness the exquisite handmade carpets in making, and then one of the oldest manufacturers of Walnut Wood furniture and other products. Walnut wood carving is an ornamental craft process that is virtually unique to Kashmir due to the concentration of…

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2017 Postcard Calendar

2016 is ready to go in just few days and it was a pretty exciting year for me 🙂 I love handmade, be it jewelry ; illustrations ; bags or anything else. During this year, I came across some brilliant artists and handmade lovers. These people inspired me in many ways. Today, I have a…

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Autumn ‘Inspired by the Mountains’

At some point of time, we all need some inspiration. The time when you need to run away from the noise around. In last few months, I visited some beautiful locations in Himachal Pradesh; 9 days long trek to Buran Pass & 2 days in Gushaini. October is the month of Autumn, Summer is all…

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পৌষ মেলা

Poush is the 9th month of the Bengali calendar. It is the first month of Winter Season. Poush Mela is an annual fair that takes place in Shantiniketan. The fair starts on the 7th day of Poush for the full 3 days. It is been said that, Devendranath Tagore with twenty followers accepted the Brahmo creed…

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Phulkari & Bagh

Traditionally Punjab is consisted of three culturally and physically distinct zones – the hardworking but impoverished Malwa region, the comparatively rich and urban Majha region & the Doaba region inhabited largely by the occupational class The crafts of the region are more utilitarian than ornamental. Embroidery has for centuries been part of the education of every well brought up Punjabi girl.…

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Sholapith

District Murshidabad is famous for its Sholapith craft. Shola or Kuhila is a plant, growing wild in marshy waterlogged areas. The Sholapith is the cortex or core of the plant and these inner soft milky-white and spongy materials are  almost similar to “Thermocol”, artificially produced in a laboratory. However, Sholapith is much superior to thermocol in…

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