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Indian Embroidery: Kantha Embroidery Origins and Story

Kantha embroidery is one of the oldest Indian embroidery!

Beautiful motifs, coloful embroidery and delicate work is what perhaps best describes Kantha work! The embroidery almost always tells a...

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Pendant designs: Enamel Jewelry Glaze

Vitreous Enamel Jewelry and the shaping of beautiful pendant designs

What is enamel?

A fusion of powdered glass, oxides, clay and other minerals to a substrate such as glass, metal or ceramic,...

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Indian Handicrafts: Dhokra Art, the Bell Metal Wonder

Dhokra art an ancient lost wax metal casting of Indian Handicrafts

Origins of Dhokra craft

Over 4000 years old in India, Dhokra is a tribal art form of non ferrous metal casting that is created...

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Indian Folk Art: The Positive Vibes of Madhubani Painting 

How Madhubani painting became one of the poular Indian folk art forms

A popular Indian art form today, Mithila painting or Madhubani painting was practically unheard of till 1949. Originating from...

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Indian Embroidery: The Sujini Embroidery Chapter

Sujini Embroidery - The Indian embroidery story tellers

Sujini work is an Indian embroidery from Bihar, India, created by a simple running stitch. Yet, in it's simplicity lies it's beauty.

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Indian Handicrafts -The Channapatna Toys Story

Channapatna toys - An interesting chapter in Indian handicrafts

Origins

Driving to Mysore from Banglore, and approximately 60 kms into the drive, one is greeted by a visual treat of vibrant...

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Folk Art of India - Part I: Of Storytellers and Worship

A journey through a series of explorations of  the very diverse folk art of India 

What is Folk art?

Folk art is art that originates from the traditions, heritage and culture of  a particular...

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Indian Handicrafts: The Namda Eco Friendly Toys 

Indian handicrafts and eco friendly toys - The Namda craft contribution

The Namda journey

The tradition and journey of Namda crafts is interesting. The origins of the felted Namda can be traced to...

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Kauna Craft: A Northeastern Star  of Indian Handicrafts

Kauna craft, a popular weave in the collection of indian handicrafts

What is kauna?

A plant indegenious to Manipur wetlands, in north east India, the kauna water reed is an integral part of the...

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Patua Art Scrolls: The Musical Folk Art of India

The melodious notes of Patua art: A unique Folk art of India

Picture this: An animated performance that combines story telling and art, through music! It's like eating an Indian or an asian...

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