Saturday, November 22, 2008

Patta Chitra Art

Iam continuing my earlier post on nightbazaar in Hyderabad.Though I have come back to the hustle-bustle of Mumbai life,am kind of still captivated by the beauty of all the handicrafts.

PattaChitra is an age old tradition of making miniature paintings with religious themes originated in Orissa. It is made by hand on specially treated cloth known as patta.
Now a days artists also exhibit this beautiful art form on palm leaves,the themes depicting their village culture.

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Art on an Envelope.
Artisans  have tried to create maximum use of their art by making gift envelopes. I must say what a novel idea!


Friday, November 21, 2008

Kitchen Ware

It is said that the best kitchen is not only the one that brings to you
lip-smacking dishes but one that houses the appropriate utensils and containers.Hence today's post is on various types of storage boxes like these Ceramic ones in which our grannies preserved jams,murrabbas and pickles..



Dahi or Butter anybody??



Spice containers



On the table..



Sindoordani or box of Pearls?

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

HAPPY AND PROSPEROUS DEEPAVALI






A very pleasurable diwali to all of you.
DEEPAVALI is a good time to decorate your house with Rangoli,diyas,water candles,flowers..the list is endless and also a time to remember the supreme power and thank him for his love and blessings.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Night Bazaar



We were at this night bazaar in Hyderabad.It was amazing to see so many artisians at one place.
I bought whatever my pocket would allow and there I made a note in my mind,instead of buying from Hi-Fi shops and malls,I will try and buy intresting stuff from such places and encourage these artists who take so much pain,come from various states across India and exhibit their wares.

Truly Incredible India!!

Come on lets take an effort and not let these beautiful art forms fade away.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

HANDCRAFTED



Buying cards for your loved ones is easier.
Making one is a whole lot of fun!!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Embroidery

I have learnt Embroidery from my mother. As a kid, I remember my mother spending her free time engaged in this beautiful art. So this is something, that came most naturally to me. Yet, only recently I got a real feel of it.












I made the bed spread( the one with peacock) when my daughter was about to be born. Guess it was time well utilized!
Then it kind of became a passion to gift her one, each birthday. She will soon turn four and I think its time to take up the next project! what say?

Spicy Stuff !!



I had to empty the seeds that remained from the red chilly container and my 3 year old daughter helped me.
We emptied the contents into the pot in our green patch of our balcony.

and the wonders of nature!

Look the chillies are in full form.

shall I pluck some more??

DUSSERRA




Navratri means nine days which are celebrated with much fun and enthusiasm all over India.
Different people and different culture but these nine days are meant to worship the Goddess of Wealth,Power and Knowledge. Laxmi,Durga and Saraswati.
In most Indian homes 'Haldi-Kumkum' is the main feature.

Decorate your Thali as you please!! May be in nine different ways!


In South India People give Betel leaves along with Haldi Kumkum'Vethala Paaku'(betel leaf & Supari).
I found a novel way to decorate a corner of my home with these betel leaves.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Colour Delight!!




It was a lazy afternoon, the rains pouring heavily outside.I was sitting with a glass of hot filter coffee and going through 'HOME' magazine.
As I was leafing through it I immediately knew what my next post should be.I couldn't take my eyes off it.Look at the colours!!
Purple,red green ...hmmm,should I finish my coffee and drift into the sleep mode??

Mirror Mirror on the wall,who is the loveliest of them all?




Porcelain Timeless Beauties





Could not help but capture some of the porcelain ware from various magazines.
Believe me,they are a must see.

They dont age with time and can be passed from one generation to another.Think Porcelain and what comes to mind is the delicacy and the subtelity with which it is crafted.

It is one of the oldest decorative item known to man.They can be dinnerware,figurines,vases,wallplates,clocks etc;

It is made from a mixture of two ingredients Kaolin and Petuntse.China first created porcelain ware.
Porcelain is still treated as luxury item but ask me they are a must for every home hence aptly said "Owners pride neighbour's envy"

Sunday, September 14, 2008

"Kitchenaalaia"

We were doing up our display unit in the kitchen.I think we were lucky enough to find the perfect handles.what do u say?




Wednesday, August 20, 2008

corners of my home

These are some of the brassware used traditionally in almost all homes down south.
They look pretty with plants or maybe just grouped together and kept in a corner.

corners of my home

Bell chimes

corners of my home

I sometimes find it funny,but then i havent even spared my waterpurifier.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

glimpses from my home

Chennapatna is a small town near Banglore.It is famous for wooden toys and decoratives.some memories from the place we visited recently.I really liked these bulls the moment i saw them.


ASHTAVINAYAKAR

Another one from my Ganesha collection.

vinayaka

My house is adorned with Ganesha.Iam a big fan of Him.


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