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Fantastic, awe inspiring Gond art

Gond art draws its name from the largest tribe of central India viz the Gond tribe. They, as per the latest records, have a population of more than 4 million people. They date back in existence to 14th Century AD and were localized in the erstwhile undivided central India which would roughly encompass the present states

Dokra Art – unique by process!

Ethnic to the eastern belt of India, particularly Tribal Odisha, Dokra artwork is a traditional non-ferrous metal casting modus operandi, whose origin could be traced back to the 4000-year old Indus Valley Civilization. The legendary dancing girl sculpture found in Mohenjo-Daro was prepared using the lost-wax casting technique. However implausible it may sound, artisans in

Enchanting warli wall painting – Western India’s art form that cherishes nature

Dating back to the 10th century A.D, Warli traces its roots to the region of North Sahyadri Range, in Western India. This range encompasses cities such as, Talasari, Dahanu ,Jawhar, , Mokhada, Vikramgad and Palghar of Palghar district. This tribal art which originated in Maharashtra, is still practised today. Warli happens to be the largest

Everything about Cheriyal Art form – One of the most celebrated art forms of India

India’s rich history has been charming humans around the arena whilst you recollect that age. Ancient painting of India is celebrated worldwide. One such painting style is Cheriyal Scroll painting.  Cheriyal is a small village in Telangana. Hence you possibly can make out that this painting style finds its roots here. Cheriyal paintings have been

Everything about Pattachitra painting – The art forms India loves.

The art form, Pattachitra which arises from the land of Orissa is closely knit and related to the popularly celebrated and worshipped, Lord Jagannath of Puri, an avatar of Lord Krishna. On the birthday of Lord Jagannath, the idols of the Jagannath Temple are taken for a ceremonial bath to beat the summer heat. Lakhs of

Everything about Kalamkari paintings – the exquisite art form of India.

Kalamkari translates to “pen craft”, where ‘kalam’ means pen and ‘kari’ translated to artwork. This wonderful piece of art is a unique and antique style of craftsmanship done by hand on cotton or silk fabric with the help of a tamarind brush. What sets it apart is the fact that it employs only naturally obtained

15 fascinating art forms of India by Hasthkala Curators

India’s ironic cultural heritage and epochs of evolutionary tradition is established by the enormous variety of handicrafts made all across the country. Handicrafts mirror the cultural distinctiveness of the ethnic people who are involved in crafting it. Each piece of art work is designed meticulously and made with affection, to deliver the final interior decor

Rice straw art – from the rice bowl!

It had been a while since we ventured out to get a glimpse of local art and crafts and today being a Sunday, we took off to a nearby village called Mungadih. The villages of Chhattisgarh (also known as the rice bowl of India) are simple, clean, green and blessed with medicinal plants/herbs. Interestingly they

Tryst with Tholu – the enticing art form from India.

We are a Chhattisgarh (Central India) based start-up making hand painted and hand crafted décor products. We currently work with 7 different folk art forms of India and interestingly, the first art form we started working with was one from Andhra Pradesh (Southern India) – Tholu Bommalata which literally means a dance of leather puppets.

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