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A Contemporary approach to Traditional: Potli and Kadam

A Contemporary approach to Traditional: Potli and Kadam

In this global consumerist eco system, it is essential that the tangible and intangible tradition and culture of a place has to be infused with a cont ...
Gujarati Leather Work

Gujarati Leather Work

The Meghwal community of Kachch specializes in leather craft. The men work with goat and camel hide to fashion items such as mojaris or footwear,etc. ...
Kite Making in Gujarat

Kite Making in Gujarat

  Kites, made up of a diamond-shaped tissue paper and two strips of bamboo, invariably catches the fancy of everyone, as it soars high in the sk ...
Silver Ornaments from Gujarat

Silver Ornaments from Gujarat

  Unlike the other tribal jewellery traditions of India, that of Gujarat closely resembles the local peasant jewellery. This phenomenon is perha ...
Wood Work from Rajasthan

Wood Work from Rajasthan

Introduction Wood work was never a significant craft of Jodhpur; the recent emergence of a large and potentially profitable export market has however ...
Kathputli: A String Puppet Theater from Rajasthan

Kathputli: A String Puppet Theater from Rajasthan

Introduction Kathputli means a puppet which is made entirely from wood. It comes from the words Kath meaning wood and Putli meaning a doll.  The othe ...
Mojari Footwear from Rajasthan

Mojari Footwear from Rajasthan

Introduction The mojari, is the  traditional leather footwear of Rajasthan. The upper part is soft and made of cow, goat or buffalo leather while the ...
Miniature Painting from Rajasthan

Miniature Painting from Rajasthan

Introduction Rajasthani miniatures evolved in Marwar-Mewar region as textual illustrations to the Jain text Kalpa-Sutras around the early 15th centur ...

Bahi Art from Rajasthan

Bahi is the art of making handbound accounting books with characteristic wavy pattern on the cover. This is an art from Udaipur in Rajasthan. The colo ...
Intricate Sandalwood Carvings from Rajasthan

Intricate Sandalwood Carvings from Rajasthan

Sandalwood carving dates back by many centuries, and a succession of ruling dynasties have conferred on it a royal status. Under such patronage, the c ...
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