Tag Archives: Art & Craft

Floor Legacy ~ Athangudi Tiles from Chettinad

I was reading up on the net to finalize my itinerary for Chettinad and one thing that intrigued me was Athangudi Tiles, indigenous and unique to the region. I had seen the fragile ceramic tiles, the red roofed Mangalore Tiles, … Continue reading

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Tree Art in Cubbon Park, Bangalore

After more than a year, I dragged myself to Cubbon Park early this morning. Bangalore had earned the distinction of Garden City for this patch of green in the its lung centre. With the air pollution growing as fast as … Continue reading

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Tryst with Kerala Dance Forms; Greenix, Kochi

I often wondered why Kerala was known to be God’s Own Country, surely the rest of it did not belong to the Devil. Did the people of Kerala generously bribe God or was God simply partial after a heart Kerala … Continue reading

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The Art of Block Printing !!

The larger part of shopping in Jaipur is all about traditional block print designs on bed spreads, skirts, shirts, stoles, table linen and the list goes on. Its almost impossible to return from Jaipur without that elephant print to remind you of your … Continue reading

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Earthy Tunes from Folk Instruments, Rajasthan

Music is a connection with the soul, often a way of liberation and coming home of sorts that reminds us of who we are. As we traveled through Rajasthan, I was exposed to earthy tunes from folk instruments sometimes in the … Continue reading

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Threads of Love- Maheshwari Handloom

Some years ago, I was gifted a green and gold Maheshwari Saree by a dear friend. I fell in love with it at first sight and barely draped it lest it lose its sheen. I would often feel it between … Continue reading

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Art on the Go- Truck Art from India

When I first heard of “Truck Art”, I curled up my nose wondering what it meant. How on earth would a grotesque truck and art co-exist. Actually, I am cross with the truck drivers because more often than not they … Continue reading

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Split Second Story with Terracotta Khullar Art

Every frame is a story, a narration of that something which is apparent and something beyond. Walking around in Kolkata, I stopped in front of a work of art made from Khullars better known as terracotta (burnt clay) mugs. If you … Continue reading

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Horn Art from India

I was rooted to the spot in front of a makeshift Pandal in Kolkata during Puja 2013. The makeshift horn pandal and display of horn art was spectacular to say the least. My camera could not do justice to what … Continue reading

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Bamboo Art from Bengal, India

It was a festive evening in Kolkata and while I watched well dressed men, women and children turned out in their finest with a spring in their step my eyes did not miss the stall selling art pieces across the … Continue reading

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