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Madhubani Art

January 8th, 2022

Art represents and expresses emotions, inspirations, situations and cultures. India has countless ancient art forms that represent and reflect the culture, traditions and emotions of the tribes, regions and artists who practise these forms. One such ancient art form is the Madhubani Art. Madhubani Art or Mithila Art emanates from the Mithila region and is widely practised in Nepal and Bihar in India.  HISTORY of Madhubani Art  Madhubani art , dating back to 2500 years, is one of the most prominent ancient art forms of India....

Dabu / Bagru - Secret Gem of Rajsthan

November 28th, 2021

India has many states, languages, cultures, cuisine, a long history, and one of the oldest handloom industries. The Indian handloom industry is unlike any other mainly because of the numerous beautiful handprints ingrained in Indian culture. We will talk about one such handprint - the Dabu handprint. Dabu or Bagru Print is a form of hand block printing done by natural colours followed by the Chippa's in Bagru, India....

From Museum to your closets, the Dhalapathara revival story!

June 30th, 2021

Dhalapathara has a glorious history, and hopefully a brilliant future. The documented history for this weave, takes us back a few centuries to a village dominated by the “Rangani” community in Khurda district of Odisha.  The community “Rangani '' wove a particular type of cloth woven without any jala, jacquard or dobby. ‘Rang’ means colour and ‘Ani’ means to bring. “Rangani'' added colour to our lives through their woven sarees....

“Dhana Murti” from the land of the Bhottada Tribe in Odisha!

May 10th, 2021

“Dhana Murti” from the land of the Bhottada Tribe in Odisha! Bhottada is a tribe that belongs to the Koraput, Kalahandi, Balasore, Nabarangpur and Balangir district of Orissa. Their surname is Munda. So, they are also popularly known as the “Mundas”. The tribal in these areas are mainly dependent on agriculture....

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