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.
Papier-mâché or as all in India know it to be , “Paper Mache” is true to its meaning simply that..”Paper Mashed”! Allow me to recount my own training in this … Continue Reading Death by Apathy Exquisite Papier-mâché. Any Takers?
It’s all about evolution! Life, times and with those fashions evolve… Runways are over-rated. Style is who you are and how you choose to be. These combinations express the timeless … Continue Reading Fusion, Fashion and Fads… Tis all ’bout Mix n Match
The Traditional Collection is a composition of gems to adorn our own private spaces with a bit of fabulous, exotic and eternal India.
The Saree The Saree has its origins going as far back as the Indus Valley Civilization, 2800-1800 B.C. It captivates with charm to enhance the enigma of the Indian woman. … Continue Reading Say Yes to this Dress! The Enigmatic Saree
Mountain tribes and cultures are distinctly unique and their individualism almost directly proportional to the degree of difficulty in access and communications between the rest of the world and them. The people of the Valley of Jammu and Kashmir, that includes the well-known Kashmir and the comparatively lesser-known-about Ladakh, enjoy a rich variety of cultural legacy owing to the many influences that remained well after the many tides of rulers had ebbed and flowed. Moghul Chai and Sheer Chai offer the flavours of Tea with Salt and Spice. Unique. Must experience. Enjoy.
Aparna Challu – Hope in Waiting; The Emergence of Rural India
Welcome to the Origins. A place within us all that stands still as Time moves past. Untouched, pristine and Centered. One with Creation, in harmony with Nature and our deepest selves.