Calendar 2022

It’s that time of the year again when we try and make the best out of the plans we had in the beginning of any year. We achieve some, ignore a few and then forward the rest to the next year and the cycle keeps going on. ‘Patience‘ was my word for the Year 2020.Continue reading “Calendar 2022”

Monsoon Garden

Those of you who have been following my artisanal journey know that most of my work is inspired by Nature and Poetry. It was a couple of months back when I decided to get this collection done keeping in mind the colors and chirping of birds in a garden on any rainy day. The titleContinue reading “Monsoon Garden”

Applique in India

The term appliqué is derived from French and Latin words appliquer and applicare, respectively, which both mean to join or attach. Like embroidery, it has a humble beginning. The technique was used as a way to strengthen worn areas of items or to patch holes that had formed. Early appliqué was used to length theContinue reading “Applique in India”

Silver Filigree

Filigree is a form of intricate metalwork used in jewellery and other small forms of metalwork. The English word filigree is shortened from the earlier use of filigreen which derives from Latin “filum” meaning thread and “granum” grain, in the sense of small bead. The Latin words gave filigrana in Italian which itself became filigrane in 17th-century French. It should not be confused with Ajoure jewelleryContinue reading “Silver Filigree”

Ikat or Bandha of Odisha

Ikat is a dyeing technique originated from Indonesia used to pattern textiles that employs resist dyeing on the yarns prior to dyeing and weaving the fabric. Odisha Ikat is a kind of ikat, a resist dyeing technique, originating from Indian state of Odisha, adapted from ikat in Indonesia. Also known as “Bandha of Odisha”, it is a geographically tagged product of Odisha since 2007. It is made through aContinue reading “Ikat or Bandha of Odisha”

Banjara embroidery

India is rich in its cultural diversity and the appearance of its many ethnic groups. Even though each group is known for its traditional costume , Banjara, a semi-nomadic group stands out among them. Banjara, also known as Lambadi or Lambada are a historically nomadic trading tribe who reside in South, West & Central IndiaContinue reading “Banjara embroidery”

Warli painting

Warli is one of the oldest forms of Indian folk art and has its origins in the Warli region of Maharashtra. Despite being close to one of the largest cities in India, the Warli reject much of contemporary culture. The style of Warli painting was not recognised until the 1970s, even though the tribal styleContinue reading “Warli painting”

Thangka

A thangka, is a Tibetan Buddhist painting on cotton, silk appliqué, usually depicting a Buddhist deity, scene, or mandala. Thangkas are traditionally kept unframed and rolled up when not on display, mounted on a textile backing somewhat in the style of Chinese scroll paintings, with a further silk cover on the front.  Thangka depict the sku rten, the bodily forms of enlightened beings,Continue reading “Thangka”

Palm leaf craft

Palm leaf craft is a very common craft in different parts of India. Palm leaf products are eco-friendly. In Haryana, the craft of making palm leaf baskets was introduced by the women of Multani speaking Audh community. This craft became their means of supplementing their meagre earnings. Traditionally, the raw materials were the locally grownContinue reading “Palm leaf craft”

Buddhist Figurines

Sikkim is a state in northeastern India. It borders the Tibet Autonomous Region of China in the north and northeast, Bhutan in the east, Nepal in the west, and West Bengal in the south.It is the least populous and second smallest among the Indian states. According to the 2011 census, 57.8% follow Hinduism, making it the state’s majority religion. Buddhism is followed by 27.4% of the population, while Christianity is followed by 9.9%. There are many Hindu templesContinue reading “Buddhist Figurines”

Calendar 2021

What’s the first word that comes to your mind when one talks about Year 2020?It’s ‘Patience’ for me! This year has given us a chance to take a break and look back/around our lives. This Pandemic is a wake up call to stop taking this Planet Earth for granted. This year has brought us closerContinue reading “Calendar 2021”

National Handloom Day

The day is celebrated to honour the handloom community, and acknowledge their contribution towards India’s socio-economic development. The aim is to resolve to protect this heritage and to empower the workers in this sector. The 6th National Handloom Day is celebrated on August 7, 2020 across the country under the coordination of the Ministry ofContinue reading “National Handloom Day”

Crocheting dreams

A small needle of hope and thread of courage canchange your Destiny. Year 2020 has been very uncertain and difficult for each one of us. I wish we all come out of it stronger and healthier. It has been very very long that I couldn’t post anything over here. Some personal projects kept me occupiedContinue reading “Crocheting dreams”

Calendar 2020 inspired from Aboriginal Dot Art

Winter is coming and it’s been a beautiful evening with heavy rain. This year, I decided to get my 2020 Calendars ready for you a little in advance. Every year, I pick up a theme and work around the same to come up with a set of illustrations for my Calendar. This year, I gotContinue reading “Calendar 2020 inspired from Aboriginal Dot Art”