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Save Artist , Save Art

“Save artist, save art” True to our vision and commitment, we have pledged 2% of our sale towards funding the education of artist’s children. We have been supporting many kids with their school education, this is the first time we are sponsoring an artist's child to complete his graduation. Ajit Jha, the first child of Dilip Jha, one of the traditional painters from Madhubani wanted to complete his graduation. His father was unable to secure loans for admission from friends and family. Disappointed and distressed over the uncertainty of funds for his child’s education, he turned to us for support....

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Warli Painting

Madhavi Verma Warli Painting ( Maharastra)

Warli Painting

Imagine a traditional Indian wedding: the ‘mandap’ decorated with flowers and twigs, musicians playing the percussion and stringed instruments, the bride arriving in the ‘doli’ (the traditional Indian carriage) and the groom seated on horse escorted by a crowd dancing to the tunes of the musicians. It all seems like a typical movie shot with obsession over colours, details, light and you name it. Now, just imagine, a painting telling you the same story without fussing over all the jargon but still putting up a spectacular show. This is a Warli painting for you on any given day. Wedding paintings...

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CHITRAKATHI PAINTINGS - PAINTINGS WHICH DEPICT A TALE

Madhavi Verma Chitakathi Painting

CHITRAKATHI PAINTINGS - PAINTINGS WHICH DEPICT A TALE

  The melodious music of Vina and the enchanting rhythm of Huduk and Taal (the supporting instruments) used to cheer the crowd once upon a time. It was the signature music of Chitrakathi, the ancient folk art of the region. It was the favorite pastime once upon a time. The situation is totally different today. The sound of music doesn't attract crowd anymore. Villagers do not rush to the site for grabbing the best position. Daily soaps, scoops, and IPL attract them more than this wonderful traditional art of storytelling. The art form of Chitrakathi is on the verge of...

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Moroccan Lamps: A Colorful Fluorescent Delight

Mandawi Verma

Moroccan Lamps: A Colorful Fluorescent Delight

Are you looking to add a little mysterious and exotic touch to your home or exterior? Moroccan lanterns may be just what you are looking for. Moroccan lanterns have a rich, exotic history and their design is the amalgamation of many cultures – African, European, Persian and Indian. They irradiate a rustic feel, and yet they add a sense of otherworldliness. Only when lit in a darkened room, their beauty can be truly appreciated. Light filters through intricate metal cutwork patterns and colored glass, and creates a beautiful "starry" canopy.   Moroccan lantern design takes its roots from Moorish and...

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Dhokra: Craft of one of the oldest civilizations

Madhavi Verma Dhokra

Dhokra: Craft of one of the oldest civilizations

Dhokra craft uses lost-wax technique of metal casting which has been practiced among Dhokra Damar tribe since over 4000 years. Lot of people now know it as bell metal craft. It so happened that when British came across this craft, they found technique very similar to bells manufacturing in England. And since they had difficulty in pronouncing the name Dhokra, they preferred to use Bell Metal to identify Dhokra products. Even local tradesman started selling it as bell metal. Hence, both names became synonymous with each other despite being quite different. Dhokra Damar tribe is believed to be original metalsmiths...

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