Handmade in India is a centuries-old tradition that needs to be cherished, preserved, and promoted. It’s a form of creation that deserves to be nurtured, celebrated, and spread. This is what we try to do in our posts on #HandmadeinIndia, all of which can be read, seen, and shared here.
Madhubani painting or Mithila painting is a style of art practiced in the Mithila region of Nepal and in Bihar in India. Madhubani paintings are created using fingers, twigs, brushes, nib-pens, and matchsticks, using natural dyes and pigments and characterized by eye-catching geometrical patterns. Madhubani paintings are usually about occasions
Dhokra art is the earliest known method of non-ferrous metal casting known to human civilization. The name Dhokra or Dokra was initially used to indicate a group of nomadic craftsmen, and is now generically applied to a variety of beautifully shaped and decorated brassware products created by the lost wax
Pattachitra is the art of traditional, cloth-based scroll painting that originated in state of Odisha (formerly known as Orissa). The name comes from the word ‘Patta,’ the Sanskrit word for ‘cloth’ and ‘Chitra,’ ‘picture.’ Pattachitra in a nutshell Subject-wise, Pattachitra paintings mostly depict stories of Hindu deities. These stories are
The first thing you see as you enter the town of Channapatna on the Bangalore-Mysore highway is a blue banner that reads, “Welcome to the city of toys.” Something like India’s Disneyland, maybe? Well, not quite. Channapatna is a small town between Bangalore and Mysore that is devoted to the
Welcome to a photo-blog dedicated to showcasing fabrics, textiles, and weaves from Maharashtra to Tamil Nadu to Odisha to Kashmir to Punjab to Kerala to Assam to Rajasthan to every state in the incredibly diverse and visually splendiforous country that is India. This is one trip that’s going to be
Research Links Balu Mashe’s Blog Biodiversity of India: Warli tribe and their tribal art Business Standard: Coca-Cola India celebrates ancient Warli folk art form Handmade in India: A Geographic Encyclopedia of India Handicrafts by Aditi Ranjan & M.P. Ranjan india.gov.in Archive: Warli Folk Painting Indian Art Collection Jivya Soma Mashe’s