Madhubani Strokes

Every state of India has something distinguishing to attract a traditional art lover like me. Madhubani/Mithila painting  has been done traditionally by the women of villages around the present town of Madhubani , Darbhanga and other areas of Mithila (Bihar). (the literal meaning of Madhubani is forests of honey)  Madhubani is one of my favorite as its not dependent…

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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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