Ply-Split Braiding is an ancient art that is practiced for making elaborate camel girths and other animal regalia of hand-spun goat hair, wool or sometimes cotton in northwestern India. Today, the technique is used by fiber artists to create handmade decorative items including neck-wear, bags, household décor, garments and three-dimensional structures such as baskets and sculptures.
The tale of two worlds
Shadow Puppetry is an ancient form of storytelling and entertainment which uses flat articulated cut-out figures held between a source of light and a translucent screen or scrim. The cut-out shapes of the puppets sometimes include translucent color or other types of detailing. Various effects can be achieved by moving both the puppets and the light source.
Art of Silverware
Bidri, an exquisite metal craft that involves intricate inlay work with silver sheets on an alloy of zinc and copper. This results in a striking contrast between the glistening silver design and the black metallic surface. The Bahamani sultans had ruled Bidar in the 14th–15th centuries.
The Deccan delight
Quite similar to the Tanjore Paintings, Mysore Paintings of India make use of thinner gold leaves and require much more hard work. The most popular themes of these paintings include Hindu Gods and Goddesses and scenes from Hindu mythology. The grace, beauty and intricacy is impeccable.
The Soul of Punjab
Learn the science of embroidery, as without tracing make designs & Phulkari on fabric, which makes it one of the most unique embroidery form of India. Symbolic significance of colors and motifs in Phulkari is of great importance,
Let the play begin
This art was famous by the name Tholu Bommalata and now the ancient form of this Art has been transformed in to Craft Art by the way of interior designing and giving livelihood opportunities in the region. Primarily these craft items are made with goat leather. The main reason behind it is that the process of this Art is done traditionally using naturally available material, natural dye colours as well as iron frames.
The Bangla Tales
The most popular embroidery form of Bengal, yarn is taken from old saree borders; the design is then traced and finally covered `with running stitches. Today this kind of embroidery can be found on shawls, pillow covers, dupattas and home furnishings as well.
Epic of Pabuji
Drenched in tradition and history, India’s varied folk art forms have narrated stories for centuries through vibrant visual representation. And while each one is culturally significant, Phad painting of Rajasthan particularly stands out for its unique history, origin, and valour.
Day-3 (6th Dec, 11-5PM)
Day-2 (5th Dec, 11-5PM)
Wall of Fame
Sneak Peak into one of the finest Fabric Painting technique from Gujarat. The term Mata-ni-Pachedi originated from Gujarati language, where Mata means ‘goddess’, ni means ‘belongs to’ and Pachedi means ‘behind’ .
Made with Love
Madhubani painting is practiced in the Mithila region of Bihar and Nepal, it is called Mithila or Madhubani art. Often characterized by complex geometrical patterns, these paintings are known for representing ritual content for particular occasions, including festivals, religious rituals, etc.
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Day-1 (4th Dec, 11-5 PM)
Day-4 (7th Dec, 11-5PM)
Colors in Desert
Rogan in Persian means "oil-based". The motifs used in Rogan art, such as geometric flowers, peacocks, and the tree of life, evoke a once-sublime culture and its understanding of beauty The process of applying this oil-based paint to fabric has been done by Khatri community for ages
The Poetry in Threads
Learn the art of finest embroidery done on fine linen/khaddar with silk thread. The work can be best described as exquisite needle paintings because the embroidery is so fine that an underside cannot be distinguished.
The London Diaries
Gond paintings are a form of painting from folk and tribal art that is practiced by one of the largest tribes in India with whom it shares its name. Gond comes from the Dravidian expression, Kondwhich means ‘the green mountain’.
Black Stone Pottery
The Royal Fables
Know the secret recipe of making fascinating black pottery, also known as Longpi Pottery or Stone pottery is a traditional craft from Manipur also known as Longpi Ham. The material used in Longpi is made from a mixture of Black serpentite stone and weathered rock which are mixed in a three to one ratio. The strength is provided by the Serpentite rock and the weathered rock acts as a binding agent.
Art of divinity
They are usually done in deep shades of green and blue since these represent the hues of Lord Krishna, and are touched with Gold. The Pichwai style is from the Nathdwara School, Different seasons and events in Lord Krishna’s life are depicted in Pichwais.
Birth of an Era
Go back to the nineteenth century, with only school of painting that flourished in Bengal and gave the traditional art of scroll paintings, called Patua. These paintings were done on cloth or patas with Natural Colors
The Mystical Fabric
Explore ancient style of hand painting done on cotton or silk fabric with a tamarind pen, using natural dyes. The word Kalamkari is derived from a Persian word where ‘kalam‘ means pen and ‘kari‘ refers to craftsmanship.
Light & Shadow
Sanjhi is the ancient art of paper stencilling practised across Mathura and Vrindavan. It was traditionally used to make ritualistic and ceremonial rangolis in temples dedicated to Lord Krishna. The term Sanjhi is derived from Sanjhior dusk.
Art of Dyeing
Bagru has its own distinct character and historically. Its work of block printing. Its soil and climate provide a perfect blend for this exclusive style of printing. Dabu printing is famous in Bagru in which clay, gum, ruined wheat, limestone and cow pies are mixed together and printed on the fabric.
Art of Finesse
Learn the finest Art by delicate brushwork, a mélange of colours, and graceful forms, drawing intricate details, that even today, with so much modernization, squirrel hair is used to create the brushes used in this art form.
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