Terracotta was a trusted and valuable resource to Humankind since the days of our Cave Ancestors. There were pots, platters, bowls and jewelry as seen in the many archeological finds at Mohenjo Daro and Harrapa, the early evidence of the Indus Valley Civilization. From the Mayan period, we have the amazing Ceramic Bowls and Incense burner, among other finds, and in China, the awe-inspiring Terracotta Warriors.
“They inhabited The Age of Consumerism.” Perhaps this may well be the epitaph applied to our generation by the Future. It comes with a compliment for the significant leaps made … Continue Reading Handmade Well-being Candles
In the small hamlet of Munnar in the Souther State of Kerala, a small handmade products unit employs young people with Special Needs to create unique, one-of-a-kind earthy and fabulous … Continue Reading Wealth from Waste: Handmade Paper Products
Aparna Challu – Heritage and Traditions can only be honored when those who deliver those to us are honored. CraftsBazaar offers the marketplace for all artisans, their crafts and products to be showcased. It has a vision for these artisans and craftspeople to be brought into the light and works tirelessly to bring them into the light of recognition and prosperity.
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Second only to the Saree, this ubiquitous article of femininity, the Kurti, is quite literally a ladies Summer-dress with the soft addition of a flowing dupatta or light long scarf … Continue Reading Indian Kurtis: Chic n Classic Flair
The Parsis, a small and significantly renowned business-community from Western-India fled persecution in Iran or then-Persia, after the Arab invasion and arrived on the Western shores of India about the 9th Century, settling in Sindh and Gujarat. Fortunately, they continue to celebrate their unique identity and have made a place for themselves as formidable entrepreneurs and global business houses.
Ladakh, a beautiful part of the Northern State of Jammu and Kashmir in India, has a unique landscape, in beige-grey tones, Moon-like and other worldly, contrasted by a vibrant, colorful, rich cultural diversity and fabulous Costumes and Jewelry worn by women in everyday life and ceremonial festive occasions.
The Palazzos features here are the Indian Gujarati take on this contemporary garment that has taken the the world by storm..or, almost. These are a collection by CraftsBazaar, a fabulous, comprehensive Marketplace devoted to promoting Indian Crafts and Craftspersons.