Know Your Art

Agra Stone Craft

Agra is famous for soapstone carving, introduced by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan, who brought experts from Persia to train local artisans. Their work is evident in the Taj Mahal’s pietra dura. Skilled artisans from Agra use lattice and inlay techniques to create beautiful artifacts, primarily small products such as jewellery boxes, vases and lamps.

Bamboo Craft

Bamboo stick boxes are precisely handwoven with strong cotton thread and smoothed, well dyed bamboo sticks. Beautiful floral, geometric designs and patterns make these eco-friendly boxes attractive. These boxes can be used to store small pieces of jewelry, stationery, chocolates or any small keepsakes. Use them as packaging for birthday return gifts, wedding gifts, Diwali gifts and all occasions.

Terracotta Planter

Terracotta pottery dates back to 1900 BC and is considered one of the earliest forms of human creativity. It is made from earth, water, fire and air and they were used extensively by ancient civilizations such as the Harappans, Mesopotamians and Egyptians.

Bell Metal Chimes

The Kutch Bell Metal chimes are a part of the heritage of a village in Gujarat, made of metals such as copper, bronze and iron and have been in existence for over a millennium. These handmade chimes produce soothing sounds and serve as musical instruments,
communication tools and festive decorations for cattle. They represent western Indian folk culture and can add a cozy vibe to any space by hanging them outside doors, windows and balconies.

Dhokra Craft

Dhokra, ancient art from the times of Mohenjo-daro is basically metal figurines. This ‘lost wax casting technique’ of making handicrafts uses non-ferrous scrap metals to make refined brassware products.
The dhokra products reflect the simplicity and motifs of tribal and folk life. This art primarily comes from Odisha, West Bengal and Chhatisgarh and is in vogue throughout India.

Tholu Bommalata Art

Tholu Bommalu is an ancient art form that involves the creation of leather puppets, which is believed to have originated during the Satavahana dynasty in 200 BC. The art is an integral part of Andhra Pradesh’s culture and involves painting the puppets in vibrant, natural colours that are often made by the puppet makers themselves.

Taal Patra Art

Taal Pattachitra is an ancient craft rooted in Odisha and is practiced by artisans of the Raghurajpur art and crafts cluster near Puri and other pockets of Cuttack District. It involves etching on semi-dried palm leaves using an iron pen, which is then coated with a paste made of bean leaves, burnt coconut shell charcoal,
til oil and turmeric. The etchings typically depict religious themes and nature and have been used for writting material since their origin.

Pattachitra Art

Pattachitra (Patta + Chitra) is a form of canvas painting originated in Odisha.
The patta(canvas) is prepared by soaking cloth in tamarind pulp and then painted using natural colours and brush made of plant roots.
Pattachitra typically portrays the Lord Jagannath and Dashavatar, Radha and Krishna’s romance, Mahabharata, Ramayana and nature.
These paintings will add an enchanting beauty to your home and office and also a great souvenir to take back from trip to Odisha.

Madurkathi Craft

Madurkathi mats or ‘Madur’ are woven from madhurkathi reed and are a traditional craft from the Medinipur district of
Paschim Bangal. This craft has ancient roots in the Indus Valley Civilization. The mats have different types, including Ek-Rokha, Do-Rokha and Masland, with the latter being of the highest quality due to its insulation property. Masland mats are used for bedding and sitting and provide a comfortable experience.

Lippan Art

Lippan Kaam, also known as Chittar Kaam, is a centuries-old mural craft from Kutch, Gujarat. Originally used to reflect sunlight on exteriors and maximize candlelight indoors, the craft uses a dough made from animal dung and clay from The Rann of Kutch and nearby lakes. Patterns are made with clay dough, mirrors are embedded and painted, and then left to dry.

Kutchi Leather Craft

Leathercraft is a traditional handicraft of the Marwada Meghwal community of Kutch, Gujarat, dating back to the Indus Valley civilization. The craft combines traditional design with modern techniques, and both men and women participate in the production. The cruelty-free leather used in making bags, clutches, belts and mirror pouches is popular amongst modern art lovers.

Karnataka Wooden Craft

Channapatna, located in Karnataka, known as “Toy City” is renowned for its lacquer wooden toys, introduced by Tipu Sultan two centuries ago with ivory wood. The use of teak, rosewood, sandalwood and rubber followed. Today these toys and artisans remain an essential part of India’s cultural heritage. These toys being non toxic and safe are perfect gift for babies and kids and those seeking educational and Montessori toys.

Festive Corner

Our Festive Corner will bring brightness and warmth to your happy days, special days and festive days! Fascinate your friends and loved ones with these beautiful home décor!

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