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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Shantiniketan

Year 2014 was pretty exciting for me. I did some solo travels and got to experience life outside the comfort zone. It was from a long time that I was planning for a trip to Calcutta (West Bengal). They say that December would be the best month to visit there. Hence, I took my last…

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Evening tea with Aarohi

With every turn I made towards my dream, I met some really inspiring people. Aarohi is one such person whom I met on the virtual world through a common friend. She is based in Bangalore. She is a big dog lover and a brilliant painter. It was sometime back, when I wrote to her for…

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Chamba Rumal

I have spent my childhood in Himachal Pradesh and I can very much relate to the beauty of this state. Chamba is a town situated on a mountain ledge overlooking the River Ravi. It was established in the 10th century when Raja Sahil Varman relocated his capital from the neighbouring Bharmour region, now the homeland of the…

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Yakshagana

Yakshagana, rich folk dance drama is an unsurpassed way of exhibiting the themes taken from the Epics, especially Mahabharata. It has been the vehicle of Arts, Culture and Didactic instruction in the rural areas. Yakshagana means a particular style of music, with characteristics of its own, distinct from the other two systems of Indian music,…

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Block Printing

In 12th century, several centers in the south, on the western and eastern coasts of India became renowned for their excellent printed cotton. On the southeastern coast the brush or kalam (pen) was used, and the resist applied by the same method. In the medieval age, printing and dyeing of cottons was specially developed in…

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Walk in the Woods!

We all have used the Brown Paper in the school for covering our books. It was sometime back when I got my hands on the same brown paper. The paper is rough on both the sides just like the way I wanted. Today, I am presenting the Notebook with brown paper. The notebook is bonded…

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‘Kaleen’

Nights of my weekend goes in reading about the traditional handicrafts of India. Tonight, I read about the craft of knotted carpets “Kaleen” from Kashmir. Kashmir’s location on the Silk Route of Central Asia ensured a steady stream of artistic and cultural interaction with various trading communities – Persian, Chinese and Mediterranean who passed through it.…

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Bone Carving

image : oldindianphotos.in Lucknow, the golden city of the east’ retains an old world charm that fascinates one and all. Regarded as one of the finest cities of India, Lucknow emanates a culture that combines emotional warmth, a high degree of sophistication, courtesy and a love for gracious living. This sublime cultural richness famous as…

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The Indian Craftsman

Dr. Coomaraswamy’s study of the Indian craftsman raises questions of the widest and deepest interest, questions that will not only give consciousness to modern Eastern thought, but help us with some of the most advanced of our Western problems. It was a week ago when I was reading about the books written on Indian Craft.…

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