Tripping on Indian Creativity #12
This fortnight's edition of the 6 most creative finds in arts and crafts in India on the internet include micro-painting with rice, handcrafted dolls, spoon art and much more.
Roughly speaking, dictionary dot com defines creativity as the ability to transcend traditional ideas, rules, patterns, relationships or the like and to create meaningful new ideas, forms, methods, and interpretations using the power of imagination.
At Engrave, we worship this ability to create and recreate in India day in and day out and have decided to pay tribute to the artisans and craftspeople that practice this by undertaking a fortnightly/monthly pilgrimage to six of the most creative pieces in Indian arts and crafts on the internet and share our discoveries with you.
The idea of this trip is to introduce you to India’s best of what’s out there and inspire you to do the best you can to be more creative, for creativity is a quality the world can do with a lot more of. Welcome.
1. SMALL WONDERS
Explore the very fine art of micro painting on rice by Shabbir Nimachwala. It’s so intricate it’ll open your eyes in more ways than one.
2. DOLL DIVA
3. MOTHERLY LOVE
Namita Jagam Sonawane’s mother is a special talent. Check out these examples of her handmade art and read what Namita has to say about her to discover why.
4. PENDANT POLISH
Priya Kishoor shows you the extraordinary things you can do with nail polish, apart from painting your nails.
5. BEADED BEAUTIES
A project that was inspired by the beautiful art done by the Huichol (pronounced ‘wee- chol’) Indians, from the rugged and remote villages of the Sierra de Nayarit Mountains northeast of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Come on in and go places.
6. PLATING SPOONS
The artist in Trupti Chauhan sees spoons very differently, very colourfully, and very creatively. You can see what she sees here.
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Update: We have compiled the entire series of blog posts on Tripping on Indian Creativity in one place. To read other editions of the series, click here.