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  • Ikat Fabrics: Connecting the World

    Ikat fabrics are taking the textile world by storm. Shrouded in mystery and stunningly beautiful, textiles historians haven’t been able to pin point its origin exactly. Unfortunately, fabrics have a pretty short lifespan in the grand old scheme of things but we do know that it’s been at the root of fabric culture across much of central Asia and the Indian subcontinent for many hundreds of years, if not thousands.

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    The word “Ikat” refers specifically to the method of dying that result in the distinctive style of pattern. Usually, when a cloth is dyed, it has already been woven but this is precisely where Ikat differs. The weave is dyed first in tight bundles of yarn and then woven into the desired pattern once the dye has dried.

    It doesn’t stop there though as there are three different types of Ikat weaving: warp ikat, weft ikat, and double ikat. Warp Ikat is where only the warp yarns attached to the loom are dyed with the ikat technique while the weft yarns are dyed in a block colour. This allows you to see the pattern before you have woven your fabric. Weft ikat is the opposite of warp ikat in that the weft yarn is dyed in the ikat style, meaning the pattern will start to reveal itself as the fabric is woven. Double ikat is the utilization of both warp and weft methods. This results in more complicated patterns and inevitably a pricier fabric. Double ikat is only known to be produced in three countries due to its complexity, those being India, Japan, and Indonesia, places known for their rich history in working with the ikat method.

    On the 16th of September this year, New Delhi hosted an event named World Ikat Textiles: Ties That Bind. This was an exhibition and a celebration of different ikat fabrics from all over the world, such as the Philippines, Thailand and of course, India. There were live demonstrations from master weavers, a fashion show and in excess of 200 unique Ikat weaves from every corner of the globe.

    The global reach of this weaving technique cannot be underestimated. The online market for ikat is growing by the day and demand has never been higher with sellers appearing in the UK, America and across Europe.

    However, many ikat items on the western market may not have been hand-woven in the traditional style of ikat. Lots of products have copied the ikat pattern and printed it onto the desired item, be it a cushion or a dress for the sake of mass production. This speaks volumes about the impression that the ancient weaving technique has left on the globe and is by no means the end of the loom and dye. Thanks to the multicultural nature of places like the UK, the craft is being preserved. Lessons are being offered in certain parts of the country in an effort to pass this invaluable and stunning method of creating unique patterns onto the next generation.

  • History of the fabric that shaped India's freedom struggle – Khadi

    “For every minute I spin, there is in me the consciousness that I am adding to the nation’s wealth.” – Mahatma Gandhi.

    What is khadi? How is it important to us as Indians? These are just a few questions which we will be answering in this blogpost. Let us first start with the basic question. What is Khadi? Well, Khaadi is one of the most ancient fabrics in the world. Khadi or khaddar, as it is also known, is a hand spun and hand woven cloth which is mainly made from cotton on a spinning wheel known as a charkha.

    However, if we were to delve deeper, we will realize that it’s not just a fabric, it is an entire movement which laid the foundation for the freedom struggle as we know it today. The Khadi movement was started by The Father Of The Nation himself as a means to an end. The movement itself aimed at boycotting all the foreign goods and encouraging the use of Indian products. Spinning of the charkha to produce khadi had a huge significance because it promoted self-employment and the reliability and dependency on one’s own self was improved. Indians boycotted the use of industry made clothes from Britain and instead chose to wear Indian made khadi clothes, which in turn made khadi an integral piece of the Swadesi movement.

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    Whenever you wear khadi, you are helping other Indians and fulfilling your social responsibility of helping all the people who are directly or indirectly involved in the manufacture of the khadi fabric. Khadi is also an eco-friendly fabric which decomposes in the earth in around six months unlike the other synthetic fabrics. Another benefit of wearing khadi over synthetic clothing is that you are exposing your skin to just organic stuff and there are no health hazards involved. Khadi helps your skin to breathe. When you wear khadi, you are also respecting the spirit of patriotism attached to this fabric.

    We however usually feel that khadi, nowadays, is more expensive than the regular fabric. This is a flawed argument because it is not the right perspective to look through. Comparing an exclusive, hand crafted product to the mass produced machine made products should be a crime upon itself.

    A nation will not prosper if its handicrafts and industries are not developed. Importing everything from outside and not focusing on helping the local products and industries grow will only create a dependent and lazy nation.

    Go on, flaunt you style with Khadi! Make the statement.

  • Good, Old Mysore Silk

    When we think of South Indian fabric, the first thing that stands out is the Silk saree: the unique weave, smooth texture and minimalistic designs made with zari and motifs. Of all the myriad styles of silk sarees, ‘Mysore Silk Saree’ from Karnataka is an absolute favorite for everyone, be it for everyday wear or for weddings and functions.

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    The history of Mysore Silk

    While its beginnings may be non-Indian, but today silk holds an important place in the wardrobe of every Indian and Mysore Silk takes the lead in this. Legend has it that history of silk in India can be traced back to the reign of Tipu Sultan(in 1785) who first imported silk cocoons from China and dreamt of making Mysore a leading center for silk production in the world. Since then sericulture has flourished in the Mysore region and the neighboring districts of Mandya, Chamarajnagar and Bengaluru.

    Another turning point for Mysore Silk in India was in 1912 when Maharaja of Mysore Krishna Raja Wadiyar IV went to Britain for Queen Victoria’s jubilee celebration and noticed the British royalty wearing machine made silk fabric. This inspired him to import 32 silk weaving machines from Switzerland and setting up the Mysore Silk Weaving Factory.

    What makes Mysore Silk so special?

    Each and every piece of Mysore silk is exclusively manufactured and produced by the Karnataka Silk Industries Corporation, each piece has a distinct mark and unique code embroidered in the corner. This unique code gives the following information:

    • The history of the saree
    • Details of its manufacturing
    • Hours spent on making the saree
    • Wages received by the weavers for the saree

    In fact, the unique code is the most telling sign and lets you distinguish an original from a fake.

    A feature that distinguishes Mysore silk sareesfrom other varieties is the use of genuine silk and pure gold zari giving it a natural sheen and rich texture. Even an old Mysore silk saree can be spotted from a mile away owing to its simple design and ‘as good as new’ shine.

    Mysore Silk today

    Today traditional and authentic silk sarees are manufactured exclusively by the Karnataka Silk Industries Corporation (KSIC). KSIC is the sole proprietor of the geographical indication for ‘Mysore Silk’ with certificate of GI patent which was awarded in 2005.

    With an estimated 35000 metres of pure silk fabric being produced every month, Mysore Silk has become one of the fastest selling and most demanded handloom product in India and is a favorite for weddings and traditional ceremonies.

  • Embroidery-The Window to Colorful Indian Culture

    Embroidery is an expression of self, rendered with patience and hard work, it is an art rightly described as "painting by needle". The history of embroidery dates back to 3rd-5th century BC and the period of Warring States of China. Indian Embroidery takes its inspiration from nature and religion. The colors, base, theme and styles reflect the state to which it belongs to. Embroidery is an art of decorating a fabric with threads, wires or sometimes leather using a needle. Embroidery has immense variety with over 100 different types of stitches,that reflects its own individuality and finesse. The basic stitches being stem stitch, chain stitch & cross stitch. Embroidery can be done on net, cotton, leather, velvet. The artistans embed lively expression through exquisite patterns and motifs on the fabric that often whispers tales of love and affection. Embroidery these days is also done by machines, but hand embroidery is more appealing and popular. The most exclusive hand embroidery styles practiced in India are:

    Zardozi

    An embroidery that was once used to embellish royal garments, is an ancient art of sewing gold and silver threads on fabrics such as muslin, velvet or silk. It is called as kamdani when done on delicate fabrics and on heavy fabrics (for example tents, hangings, curtains) it is known as karchobi.

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    Chikankari

    Chikankari is an intrinsic and delicate art of creating white colored motifs on a white muslin cloth While its central hub and place of origin is Lucknow, the  capital of Uttar Pradesh, Chikan work has now spread far and wide within India. The 400 year old art uses 36 different type of stitches that are often embellished with mirrors, pearls and mukaish. The most striking feature of chikan cloth is that the fabric is extremely leight-weight and does not do not stick to the body allowing the skin to breathe especially during summer season.

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    Kashmiri Embroidery/Kashidakari

    A state of the art embroidery style, Kashida’s mesmerizing beauty is revealed in its shawls, salwar kameez, sarees and in all types of home furnishing items that come out of Kashmir. The perfect intricate natural patterns are usually inspired by nature. The most popular embroideries types are Aari, Sozni and Tilla done on wool, cotton, silk and pashmina shawls.

    Kantha Embroidery

    Kantha in sanskrit means “rag” which itself reflects the fact that Kantha embroidery is done using old and discarded clothes. Practiced by women of Bengal and Orissa, the fascinating kantha work is the oldest form of embroidery originated in India.

    Chamba Rumal Embroidery of Himachal Pradesh

    Chamba Rumal is a languishing art form in India. The speciality is that the art piece is reversible and finely finished on both sides of the cloth using “Do rukha tanka” technique. The rumals or handkerchiefs, are used as a symbol of goodwill and affection on festive occasions. The are also used as for covering food dishes.

    Phulkari

    Punjab’s Phulkari is an art of carving flower motifs on the reverse of the cloth so that the design takes shape in the front. A contrast of bright colours on a light coloured fabric is what makes this embroidery stand out. Red color is most commonly used.

    Banni Embroidery or Heer Bharat

    Seeking inspiration from architectural designs of Kutch region Banni embroidery is considered to be one of the most distinct and attractive embroidery forms of India. Heer (Silk Floss) is used as thread to create minute and dazzling embroidery patterns.

    Rajasthani Patchwork

    It’s a simple handicraft that involves stitching together small pieces of cloth in a decorative pattern to form the topmost layer of the piece with layers of cloth padding underneath.

    Rabari/Mirror Embroidery

    Originating from Rewar region of Gujarat and Rajasthan this embroidery is a pictographic representation of state’s culture and tradition. A belief or mythology that mirrors protect their children from evil spirits inhabiting their world, the amazing craft from this region uses mirrors and colourful threads to create unique and intriguing patterns on various items like handbags, accessories, home furnishing etc.

    Toda Embroidery

    Toda/Tribal embroidery has its origins from Nilgiri Hills in Tamil Nadu. The embroidery is done between red and black bands of the shawl. Buffalo is used as a popular motif in Toda embroidery along with peacock, sun, moon, stars.

    Kasuthi Embroidery

    Kasuti embroidery also called as Holbein Stitch is a traditional form of folk embroidery practiced in Karnataka. The exquisite geometrical and symmetrical patterns are used to decorate saree borders and churidar neck designs.

    Manipuri Embroidery

    The scenic beauty of Manipur can be seen in its rich and royal handicraft. Akoybi, Tindogbi, Shamilami, Hijay, Leirong and Maibung embroideries style are very popular here. The technique uses one stitch with different patterns like swords, battle scenes, warriors and wild animals. It is on Manipuri handloom products like shawls, bed and table covers.

  • 5 Famous Hand-Woven Indian Sarees

    "Beauty of style, harmony, and grace solemnly depends on simplicity and an Indian woman draped in pleated saree symbolizes the essence of raw beauty and simplicity."

    India is the home of some best fabrics that are only woven and found within the boundaries of the country. What makes Indian sarees a plethora of beauty and fashion statement is the history behind each woven fabric. Real Indian sarees are neither machine made, nor the fabric is imported from other countries. In fact, these sarees are the real essence of ancient Indian handicrafts which, still walks the ramp of year long fashion weeks.

    The hand woven fabrics of India are not only used to weave sarees but these sarees, in turn, also used to design bridal lehengas, ethnic wear and sometimes gypsy and western wear too. Most of all these handsweaved Indian sarees, dates back to different civilizations like the Rajput dynasty, the Mughal dynasty, the Dravidian period, Harappan civilization art and so on. The heavy pages of historical notes that each of this handloom saree carries, are worth mentioning and will leave you awestruck. To know about the amazing history of some over popular Indian sarees, read the blog below:

    Bandhani Saree:

    Rajasthan and Gujarat's heritage, Bandhani sarees came into vogue during the Indus valley civilization. Initially, Bandhani works were only prominent on Buddha statues and in Ajanta caves. Later, they dug their way into the textile industry. The historic Bandhani art was first embroidered in a saree for Bana Bhatt's Harshacharita for a royal marriage. The eye-catching bandej embroidery and the exquisite piece of art involved to weave the saree appealed many Indian women and abroad. Eventually, with the populace of Bandhani handloom sarees, the Khatri community of Gujarat initiated their Bandhani handloom industry, which progressively grew into a vocation and today, Bandhani Sarees are well thought-out as one of the many Indian customary saree, widely found in every part of India.

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    Jamdani Saree:

    Saree, being the customized traditional outfit of West Bengal, the Bengalis stepped into the textile industry with their exquisite being of muslin cloth, popularly known as Jamdani Sarees. The patronized weaving of Jamdani Sarees goes to the Mughal period. Though, British Colonialism in India, saw a rapid decline of Jamdani handlooms because of the heavy imports of machine manufactured products, post the British period until today, Jamdanis are considered as the most beautifully woven Indian handloom sarees. The UNESCO declared Jamdani sarees as the "Intangible cultural heritage of humanity". Jamdani sarees are hand woven cotton sarees. The fabric is generally known as muslin cloth and is a famous handcrafted Indian Saree in West Bengal and other parts of India.

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    Kanjeevaram Silk Saree:

    Kanjeevaram Silk Sarees are, indeed, the oldest hand-woven saree of India. The Hindu mythology states that Kanjeevaram silk weavers are the successors of Saga Markanda, the master weavers of Gods. The saree is named after its originating place, the Kanchipuram village of Tamil Nadu. Kanjeevaram silk of South India is an answer to North India's Banarassilk. The 'zari' used to make Kanjeevaram silk sarees come from Gujarat.

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    Banarasi saree:

    The Mughal inspired Banarasi art is the ultimate wedding fabric for Bengali weddings. The colourful saree fabric with the Mughal 'zari' work, designed manually is North India's textile pride. Banarasi handlooms are found in Varanasi, the holy city of Uttar Pradesh. Depending on the design, artwork and zari work, each Banarasi saree take 15 days to six months to complete. There are four main varieties of Banarasi silk, which includes- pure silk or Kathan, Organza or Kora, georgette, and shatter. Considering, the popularity and hard work attached to the making of these sarees, Banarasi sarees are an integral part of great Indian weddings.

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    Konrad Sarees:

    Konrad Sarees are Tamil Nadu's heritage. Also known as Temple Sarees, these fabrics are exclusively hand-woven sarees which date back to the ancient Indian history. These sarees first came in vogue during the Mughal dynasty. Since, then South Indian textile has been filled with the wide border and colourful Konrad sarees. Konrad sarees are designed with the artistic elements of flowers, leaves, creepers, elephants, and peacocks, which make these saree a pride of Indian handloom industry.

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  • BEAUTY OF HANDCRAFTED TEXTILES

    Handcrafted textiles speak of the tradition and heritage of India. Hand woven or handcrafted textiles may have become modern-day fashion, but it is an age old art. Men and women used to weave textiles with patterns which were precisely of their communities, culture or families. The raw material is spun, woven and dyed by hand to create durable and fine-looking textiles. A lot of renovation and modifications have taken place over the period of time to improve upon the art. Even a few assorted weaves were combined to create a better and modern weave. Handcrafted textiles require the artisans to have the necessary technical skill and good aesthetic sense so that they can think of a wide range of patterns and designs to creatively make it impressive and attractive.

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    There are hundreds of types of hand-woven and handcrafted textiles; some of them aremade of cotton, linen, khadi, silk, woolen or even combination of any two types of textiles. To add variety to the textile, it is hand blocked and printed using natural dyes. Bright vibrant colors and even subtle colors are used.

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    These handmade fabrics are beautifully crafted intoKalamkari, Madhubani, Mangalagiri, Narayanpet, Pattachitra, Dabu printing, pigment painting, Ajrakh printing, dye painting, Batik printing, Bandhni and Leheriya styles of dyeing Chikankari, Kanthawork, reversible kantha, Shibori- dyed wool fabric, block printing, zari work, suf embroidery etc.

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    The handcrafted textiles are converted to various amazing items such as hand bags and college bags of different sizes and shapes, runners, table mats, bed sheets and bed covers. The imagination and aesthetic senseare also deployed to create beautiful and amazing suits, lehengacholi, sarees, tops, skirts etc.

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    Handcrafted textile has huge demand not only in India but in international market as well. The industry has great scope to expand and increase its market share all over the world. With extensive marketing and promotion, the artisans and their goods can be given international platform to showcase their skills and products.

    Apart from all this, textiles and goods which are hand woven have low carbon footprint compared to textiles made by modern machines and technologies. Since, organizations are deeply concerned to maintain their goodwill and to project themselves as eco-friendly, the handcrafted textile industry seems to have a sustainable future and shall witness boom in the near future.

  • Tamil Nadu: The state with the highest number of GI products

    India has a total of 236 GI products and Tamil Nadu comes first for the number of GI tags on its products, while Uttar Pradesh comes second. Darjeeling Tea was the first Indian product to get a Geographic Indication in the early 2000’s. Geographical Indications (GI) have become a matter of pride for the state, as well as the country. So what it is a Geographical Indication and how do these numbers add up?5

    As a member of the World Trade Organisation, India brought into effect the Geographical Indication of Goods Act in 1999. This was essentially defined as “A sign used on products that have a specific geographical origin and possess certain qualities due to that origin”. The GI sign protects these products from being duplicated, thus assuring customers the quality that the product brings. Geographical Indications for products also enables the world to recognise these unique products, boost the tourism and trade for the country and the state, thus becoming a cultural and economic pride.

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    Tamil Nadu tops the list of local products that have been earmarked for GI. The state has submitted 50 products of which 24 have been approved by the registry. The most famous among these would be the Kanchipuram silk. The town of Kanchipuram believes its weavers are descendents of Sage Markands, the master weaver of Gods, and true to the tale, the saris stand out in their resplendence. Other textiles from Tamil Nadu to get the GI sign include Salem Silk, Kovai Cora Cotton and Arani silk. The hand-woven Madurai Sungudi is famed for its natural dyes and dotted patterns. It is the first product from the town of Madurai to get the GI tag, but it is closely followed by the Madurai Malli. The malli or jasmine from Madurai is in demand across the world for its seductive fragrance, from which branded perfumes are formulated.

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    A very unique product that is probably the only one of its type to get the GI tag is the Coimbatore wet grinder. An indigenous product of the city, this grinder’s matchless design helps millions across the country grind batter for their favourite idli and dosa. Moving away from food to culture, Indian dancers often get envious looks at their stone studded jewellery. The men behind the glitter are the artisans of Vadasery in Nagercoil district, who have for centuries made dazzling jewellery of a unique kind for temple Gods across South India. Nagercoil temple jewellery as it is called has earned itself the well deserved GI tag. Talking of dancers, the Tanjavur Dancing Doll is a study in not just arts, but science as well. This GI doll is made of terracotta, in such proportions that when shaken, the doll dances and comes back to its original state always, thanks to centre of gravity.

    Be it a brilliant weaving technique, a sumptuous traditional dish, or nature’s own flora, India has a rich tradition to preserve. In a world driven by patents and copyrights, Geographical Indications are a boon to protect India’s rich cultural and natural resources.

  • Hand Block Printing

    Very elegant yet very simple, block printing is one of the most traditional forms of printing. It originated centuries ago in Rajasthan in India. It is basically applying of color on fabric in definite designs and patterns. Fabrics printed with block printing gives exquisitely beautiful designs and look as this technique can even give a three dimensional effect to the fabric.The range of designs that can be imprinted vary from very fine and intricate designs to very bold images.These include geometric shapes,floral designs, patterns and many more., offering women the choice to wear block printed dresses accordingto their style and occasion. Block printed sarees are widely worn by women in India.

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    Apart from fabric, it can be done on paper, canvas, wood and on other materials as well. At home, block printing can be done without any specialized tools. Hand block printing is the process of printing different patterns on textiles with the help of carved wooden blocks. The blocks are stamped and pressed against the cloth. Though the process is labor intensive but does not require heavy machineries. All you need is a wooden block, dye and fabric. The wooden blocks are carved with beautiful designs with the help of chisel and hammer. The blocks are filled in with colors and then stamped onto the cloth.

    For block printing lovers, such items are can be bought online from the official shopping portal of Poompuhar. Poompuhar has a variety of hand block printed stuff to offer. As per the popular demand, it offers beautiful hand blocked sarees. Apart from the beautiful sarees, block printed bed sheets are also available.

    Traditionalblock printed clothes are very much in vogue and are extensively worn by women. Additionally, to suit the tastes of working women and college goers, a lot of contemporary and geometric designs are created to serve both formal and chic dressing purposes.

  • LUCKNOWI CHIKANKARI

    Lucknow, the capital of Uttar Pradesh, is famous for its ‘Chikankari’ all over the world. Chikankari is a traditional style of embroidery, which originated in the Mughal period. This special kind of embroidery which was invented in Lucknow, was introduced by Noor Jahan, the Mughal Emperor Jahangir’s wife.

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    This beautiful textile decoration style is hand embroidery done on various types of fabrics such as net, muslin, georgette, silk, chiffon, organza, crepe etc. The cloth has to be neither too thick, nor too hard, so that the needle is able to pierce into it easily for the embroidery. Previously, the embroidery was done with white thread only, that is to say that the white or colored clothes were embroidered with only white colored thread. But now to keep up with the modern fashion trends, the embroidery is done with colored and even with silk threads.

    For the chikankari, blocks of various patterns are used to print beautiful designs on the cloth. Then on these designs, the specific embroidery is done. Often a combination of two or three types of embroidery is done. Additional beautification like Mukaish, mirror work, bead work, Kamdani or sequin etc is also often done to give it a party-wearor gaudy look. After the embroidery work is complete, the cloth is sent for washing so as to remove the printed pattern thoroughly. The cotton based clothes are starched and then they are ironed after giving them a final finish. Now they are ready to be sent for sale.

    The Chikan work includes many types of stitches such as Tepchi, Backstitch, Shadow Work, Jali, Bakhiya, Zanjeera, Rahet, Phanda, Khatau, Banarsi, Murri, Ghaspatti, Makra, Kauri, Kangan, Dhanya Patti, Bulbul, Keel Kangan, Sidhaul, Chanapatti, Jora, Baalda and many more. Chikankari workis done to designgorgeous sarees, suits, stoles, tops, kurti, dupattas, shirts and kurta for men, designerlehngas, bedsheets and even embroidered sherwanis. These are available in beautiful colors and designs which make them all the more attractive.

    The exquisite chikankari is done mostly by the poor women in and around Lucknow. Chikankari is often used as style staple by famous designers to create amazing modern and stylish draping. Intricate embroideries make for impressive occasion wear.

    Lucknow has many outlets for chikan work. The cost is in accordance with the fabric used and the type of embroidery done on it. Now days, these can also be bought online. For the summer season,chikankari done on cotton fabric is the best option.

  • FEATHERED PRIDE OF INDIA – PEACOCK

    Peacock - the national bird of our country is our pride. The sight of this beautiful feathered bird gives immense pleasure to almost everyone, and sparks the excitement to see it dance.

    People who are fond of decorating their houses often like to have portraits or models of peacock to decorate their houses. At Poompuhar, under The Tamil Nadu Handicraft Development, one can choose from quite a few handcrafted decorative itemsin various peacock designs. There are even some sculptures of peacock hand crafted by the expert artists.

    Some of the available eyes catching decorative pieces of art with peacock theme are:-

    A51x2 inches Subramanian Stone which is an astonishing statue of Subramaniyaaccompanied by a peacock and a spear - his distinctive trademarks. This magnificent piece of art has been priced at Rs. 2,72,000.

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    Thanjavur Art Plates, which are 10x10x1and 12x12x1 inches in dimensions. These beautifully designed Thanjavur Art Plates are available in various sizes and patterns. Though available in myriad other designs, two models of these plates have especially been designed with the peacock theme on them. They have been priced at Rs 1,640 and Rs 2,270 respectively.These have been created using high quality raw materials and make use of modern techniques in their creation.

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    Another Thanjavur Painting Key Holder Peacock of 7x7x1 dimensions is a glass painting of a beautifulpeacock, priced at Rs 1,240. Besides adorning the wall, it also serves the purpose of hanging keys.

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    An attractive Handcrafted Silk Wall Hanging which is 19x11x1 inch in dimensions is available with a pair of peacocks sitting beautifully on a branch. This not only exhibits the hand woven textiles, but also showcases ethnic designs for its admirers. This work of art can be purchased for Rs 1,950.

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    A 8x7x1 inch Rose Wood Panel Peacock at a modest price of Rs 960,makes a wonderful decorative item depicting a pair of peacocks standing gracefully facing each other in a serene background.

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    Another masterpiece by the skilled artisans of Poompuharis a 7x5x2 inch Wood Peacock Stone Work which has a brown polished wooded frame with beautiful peacock inlayed stone workconsisting of semi-precious stones and pearls.It can be bought for Rs 2000.

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    A Meenakari Key Stand Peacock; 4x5x2 inch in size, is available for Rs 170. It has a beautiful peacock in the centre and hooks for hanging keys made with Meenakari in the shape of Swastika.

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    A Meenakari Key Stand with Double Peacock of the dimensions 6x6x1 inch is available at an attractive price of Rs 200. It has been made out of superior quality raw material using latest technology in the designing process.

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    These exquisite works of art besides attracting the attention of the art lovers can also serve as wonderful gift items.

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