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New Year Resolutions taken by the Top Home Decor Bloggers (2018)

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Hello readers, today we will be talking about an amazing activity conducted by CraftedIndia that will surely inspire your home decor goals as the top home decor bloggers have come up with their New Year decor resolutions!

Know what your favorite decor blogger have to say about their home decor ideas for 2018.

1. Celebrations Decor by Dr. Lakshmi Arvind:

Dr Lakshmi Arvind of Celebrations Decor shares her New Year’s Resolution around Home Decor emphasizing on home that are collection of memories!!!

2. My Dream Canvas by Anuradha Varma: Continue Reading

Krishna Kenwalla: The Artisanal Story of Bamboo-Cane Crafts

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Bamboo and cane crafts are one of the most known crafts worldwide. The world’s tallest grass bamboo has found its way to our home through the creative hands of skilled artisans. India’s 8.2 lakh bamboo-cane and fibre workers are the country’s third largest group of artisans constituting 81.5 % in household sector and 85.5% in the rural areas.

 One such artisan from Mumbai is “Krishna Kenwalla” who makes one of the best bamboo-cane home decors in the town. Krishna belongs to the family of renowned bamboo & cane craft makers and is following the steps of his ancestors. His family is following the traditional craft since 70years while Krishna himself is in the field since 15years. His struggle is real and he is trying his best to save the craft from the threat of machine made & cheap China decors. Continue Reading

“Khovar and Sohrai”: The Marriage and Harvest Art

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Khovar and Sohrai
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The art of painting walls in India is centuries old.  There are many styles of wall painting art depending on the culture of the people varying from different states and regions of the country. Today, we will be talking about one of the oldest art forms of wall painting that has continued since 10,000-4,000 BC; “Khovar and Sohrai”: The Marriage and Harvest Art of Jharkhand. Continue Reading

Know Your Handicrafts : Phad Art & Phad Painting

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Phad painting or Phad Art is a style religious scroll painting and folk painting, practised in Rajasthan state of India.This style of painting is traditionally done on a long piece of cloth or canvas, known as phad. The narratives of the folk deities of Rajasthan, mostly of Pabuji and Devnarayan are depicted on the phads. The Bhopas, the priest-singers traditionally carry the painted phads along with them and use these as the mobile temples of the folk deities. The phads of Pabuji are normally about 15 feet in length, while the phads of Devnarayan are normally about 30 feet long. Traditionally the phads are painted with vegetable colours.

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The Joshi families of Bhilwara, Shahpura in Bhilwara district of Rajasthan are widely known as the traditional artists of this folk art-form for the last two centuries. Presently, Shree Lal Joshi, Nand Kishor Joshi, Prakash Joshi and Shanti Lal Joshi are the most noted artists of the phad painting, who are known for their innovations and creativity.

Noted examples of this art are Devnarayan Ki Phad and Pabuji Ki Phad.

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Bengal Artisans Contribution For Making Durga Idols

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We all celebrate festivals with great joy and enthusiasm. We also spend a lot of money behind decoration of pandals or houses, food, clothes and other things. But all our celebrations would remain incomplete or next to impossible without the contribution of artisans for making beautiful idols of Gods and Goddesses. For us, it might be just a few days of celebration but it is the major source of earnings for the artisans. It is only because of their art that we bring huge or small beautiful idols at our home or pandals to worship them. It takes days and nights, weeks and months for an artisan to complete the making of perfect idols.

One such art of Idol making can be seen in Bengal during the time of Navratri. Bengal Artisans Contribution for making Durga Idols can be seen at Bangali Akhara near Langartoli. Splash of colours will overwhelm the visitors of Bengal when they visit Bangali Akhara. It is the house of idol-makers during Durga Puja. Continue Reading

INDIAN HANDICRAFT ARTISAN

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Indian culture is a motley of diverse traditions, norms, beliefs, religions, arts and aesthetics among many other beautiful things. Indian handicraft is one characteristic that comes first when someone talks about India. This years old traditional activity has become an identity of India globally. There are many skillful craftsmen in Indian heartland that are taking painstaking efforts to keep this prestigious labour work alive.

Indian handicraft is an art of making craft with hands with the skillful imagination. In ancient times, people lived in colonies known as tribal where they used to make utility products by hands as per the daily necessity, these are handicraft goods. Later, people started selling these products in local market called ‘HAAT’. With the changing times, people and their tastes expanded and today Indian Handicrafts industry is a sundry of a diversified product portfolio and there is large variety available in market including Metal ware, Wood ware, Hand printed textiles, Embroidered and crocheted goods, Shawls, Carpets, Bamboo products, Zari goods, Imitation jewellery, Paintings, Earthenware, Jute products, Marble Sculptures, Bronze Sculptures, Leather Products etc. You would be surprised to know how some artisans have spent their entire life worshipping their craft-work.

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Following are such artisans from different parts of India who become renowned while working consistently towards their respective crafts-work. Continue Reading