GANJIFA ART

Ganjifa Cards were introduced to India with the Persian invasion around the 16th century. The game of Ganjifa was a simple cards game which was played with the most precious cards you can ever imagine. These cards were made either out of ivory or marble and were engrave, etched and laid with the most precious... Continue Reading →

GILDING

Gilding which is a term for "Gold Leaf Decoupage" is the art of covering a specific area using specially designed Gold Leaves. Gilding is an age old process which adds a beautiful dimension to paintings, leather, sculptures, glass, metal, picture frames and much more. The imitation leaf comes in a variety of metallic colours like... Continue Reading →

INDIA IN COLOUR- REPUBLIC DAY

India has always been a land of colors with a plethora of art forms! Owing to the vast expanse of its land that covers or unites different tribes and cultures, India always has a lot to offer in the field of Art and Craft. Let's take a plunge into Indian art with my small tribute... Continue Reading →

CHRISTMAS DECOR

This month is all about Christmas!! And here's what I have been making by using all the beautiful stuff available on the Hobby Ideas website. Happiness arrived at my doorstep in the form of this beautiful package from Hobby Ideas. It was all that I had ordered for to work with. Beautiful set of Christmas charms,... Continue Reading →

JHAROKA

A Jharoka is a window projecting from the wall surface of a building. Basically, the Jharoka is an ornamental window supported by two pillars on either side , with heavy work done around it. The Jharoka or window forms a significant part of Rajasthani or Rajputani or Mughal architecture both as decoration and as a viewing... Continue Reading →

GOND ART

GOND PAINTINGS - Zodiac Signs THE GONDS India is a land of myriad cultures and a variety of people. Around 10% of the population in India belong to the tribal groups. India follows Africa with about 250 tribal groups and has the largest population of Adivasis or indigenous people. The Gonds, the Santhals and the... Continue Reading →

WARLI EXTRAVAGANZA

A DOMESTIC RITUAL OF CEREMONIAL BEAUTIFICATION Abiding at the foot of the Western Ghat Range in Maharashtra, India, is the settlement of an ancient tribe known as the Warli. These are tribal people who survive on forest produce, worship nature and have earned an international name for themselves by virtue of their artistry. What originated as... Continue Reading →

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