Kantha Work: Traditional craft in contemporary designs

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Kantha Work: Traditional craft in contemporary designs

Come November, and it’s time to greet the winter. To be honest, winter in Mumbai is almost non-existent, but we Mumbaikars rejoice in the slightest dip in the temperature as it gives us the only chance to pull out comforters (if not woollens).

In anticipation of the winter, a few days back, while shopping, I picked up a hand-quilted Kantha comforter to be used as a bedspread or as a blanket (if at all needed). Made of colourful square patches of cloth pieces stitched together it instantly rendered a cheery look to the room.

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Indian Miniature Paintings: Origin, Styles and use in Home Decor

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Indian Miniature Paintings: Origin, Styles and use in Home Decor

Art is like a mirror of the society. Art forms express the nuances of the culture of a place.

A few days back, my husband and I were on the Mahatma Gandhi Road in South Mumbai. While crossing the Chhatrapati Maharaj Vaastu Sangrahalaya, I saw an impressive head sculpture of resting Buddha at the museum lawn, which tempted us to enter through the gate of the museum. The beautiful work of art with the peaceful expression on the face of Buddha resting on a carpet of grass seemed like a perfect blending of heritage with nature. As my husband purchased the museum tickets, I clicked a few snaps of the sculpture.

Resting Buddha

On walking past the sculpture, we saw that a smaller statue of resting Buddha statue in the concavity at the back of the sculpture.

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Unique Expressions of Art

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Warli Wall Art Festival, 2014.

When the walls of a school were used as canvas, it resulted in some amazing paintings!

The Wall Art Festival was organized for promoting sustainable international cooperation through the Power of Art. The walls of a primary school in Warli, Gujarat were used as a canvas on which two artists, one from India, the other from Japan, made paintings on the majority of the wall in two separate classrooms.

Wall Art Festival in Warli
Wall Art Festival in Warli

Read the complete article on

http://wafes.net/index2.html

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