Thursday, January 7, 2016

Travel souvenir and a DIY

San Juan in Puerto Rico is known for its  Spanish colonial architecture.Some of the entrances and doorways are so enchanting,that one can easily spend a lazy afternoon roaming the streets and soaking in all that the city has to offer.

Take a glimpse..
I can easily spend my entire day outside this entrance!

Reminds me of our very own Goa!

Teal and rustic red with the metal work above...So so pretty!

I loved the sun-ray design in the turquoise blue colour!

And now for the thrilling part...these door replicas are sold as souvenirs.I came to know about this through another blog. Kunjan, thanks for introducing me to this beautiful craft! Mi Pequeno San Juan is one such shop that sell these handcrafted replicas and they are made here, in front of you right from scratch. They have rubber moulds for various designs.Handcrafted and hand painted, they make for excellent souvenir item.

Mi Pequeno San Juan's collection of doors

Door replicas...(pic courtesy from Kunjan Chabra's blog)

I was so intrigued by these, that I desperately wanted to try my hands on it.I only had terracotta clay for making it.Nevertheless, spent an afternoon trying it out.Let me know how it has turned out.

Just a basic model to satisfy my urge.

Anyways guys,enjoy the start to a fabulous New Year! All the love and luck to you.


Vidya Vaidyanathan said...

Beautiful replica. As usual your creativity stands out

meg said...

Really an innovative idea of preserving the cultural heritage through designer door souvenirs. Your creation too worth an applaud!

Disha Mishra Dubey said...

Outstanding!! Pretty doors and fun DIY idea Sangitha, totally loved what you have made. Kudos!!

Vasudha Somayaji said...

Well done Sangitha..wish a wonderful year.

Sangitha Aanand said...

Thanks so much...Glad you all liked it!

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