Go To Home Page

Tag Archives: Brass Utensils

  • Celebrating India’s Amazing Handicraft

    India and its citizens have since the beginning of time been creators of several art forms, reflecting their culture, heritage and fulfilling several necessities of the rich and the poor. India’s handicraft ,too, is second to none, with variety of  cultures and sub-cultures existing and varying from each other, it is no wonder that its handicraft sector has given birth to globally famous genres of handicraft. We would like to give a brief introduction to some famous and amazing forms of handicraft which not only adds to the richness of this country’s culture but also is a celebration in itself!

    Madhubani: Madhubani painting is also known as Mithila painting. Natural dyes and pigments are used to create it. With five distinctive and equally impressive styles, namely - Bharni, Tantrik, Nepali, Katchni and Gobar, this art form uses natural dyes and pigments. With time, the Madhubani art form has increased in popularity and is even replicated in various other decorative forms.

    Madhubani paintings in india Image Credit - Wikipedia

    Phulkari: Tracing its root to the women-folk of Punjab, Phulkari, was started in the 19th century. The name “phulkari” translates to flower work in Punjabi, and as the name suggests the art form resembles, the bright colors of flowers and reflects the fertile colors of the fields of Punjab. The appeal of the phulkari is such that it is now a must-have in Punjabi households.

    Phulkari handicrafts from India Image Credit - Wikipedia

    Channapatna Toys: Situated 60kms from the hustle-bustle of Bengaluru, is situated a small town called Channapatna. In the local Kannada language, this town is called Gombegala Ooru, which translates to ‘toy town.’ The artists residing in this ‘tow-town’ make wooden toys, colored in organic colors, in front of the customers. Now, a major tourist destination, 80 % of the population of the town rely on this business for their livelihood

    Channapatna Toys handicrafts from India Image Credit - Wikipedia

    Brass Utensils: A symbol of prosperity, wealth and honor since humans started settling. The Lohars or the early blacksmiths from Rajasthan bought brass sheets from Ahmedabad and created the first brass utensils. Once, a dazzling element in the royal kitchens, they are now found in museums or handed down through generations as family heirlooms.

    Brass Utensils From India Handicrafts

    Kantha : The soft and comfortable material used, makes this a favorite among many.It all began decades ago when grandmothers would sew their old sarees as patchworks and make kanthas. Today, it is done on a larger commercial platform, and with much brighter colors.

    Kantha Handicrafts from India Image Credit - Wikipedia

    Dhana Murti: Mundas - This ethnic tribal group in the Chota Nagpur plateau region use unhusked rice grains to make idols. Rice grains, bamboo slivers, and colored threads are used to make beautiful idols of Indian gods and goddesses like Ganesha or Lakshmi.

    Image Credit - Gaatha.com Image Credit - Gaatha.com

    Ranidongri Baskets :  These popular products trace their origin to Ranidongri, a small town in Madhya Pradesh where local men and women weave baskets as a means of livelihood. Woven in almost every household in Ranidongri, these tokris or baskets are found in different shapes and sizes.

    Ranidogri-basket-handicrafts-india Image Credit - Gaatha.com

    Lappe Ka Kaam: Also popularly known as gota patti or zardousi, is a fine example of Rajasthan’s rich and centuries old royalty. It is a type of applique embroidery - a needlework technique in which patterns or representational scenes are created by the attachment of smaller pieces of fabric. Lappe ka kaam is seen a lot in bridal clothing these days.

    Lappe Ka Kaam handicrafts india

    Blue Pottery: This extremely time-consuming and tedious form of handicraft is worth every second and time. Blue pottery, as the name suggests is due to blue dye that is used. It is the only kind of pottery which does not use clay. A mixture of quartz stone powder, powdered glass, multani mitti, borax, gum and waterform its main composition. The Pink City – Jaipur is known and celebrated for its blue pottery .

    Blue Pottery handicrafts from India Image Credit - handicrafts India

    Kathputli: The famous mascot of Rajasthan, standing one-and-a-half feet tall, are manufactured in Sawai – Madhopur, Bari and Udaipur. They are commonly seen in puppets shows across the country.

  • 5 Products For An Ethnic Household

    Unlike a traditional home, an ethnic home is where culture and tradition comes together with the modern twist. A splash of tradition here and there arranged in a stylish way can give your home a very ethnic look. Some of the items that can act as the splash of tradition can be in the form of:

    Wooden Furnishings

    Nothing says classy and ethnic like wooden furnishings do. Not only do they give a natural yet gorgeous look, they are also strong and resilient. Wooden furniture is also easy to maintain, weather resistant and, unlike plastic, is not damaging to the environment. If you have the space, you can choose big bold furnishings but otherwise there are small pieces of furnishings such as tea tables and side tables to add the splash of ethnicity you are looking for.

    Wooden Furnishings

    Shop for this at http://tnpoompuhar.org/tamil-nadu/wood/round-table/round-table.html

    Uruli

    These are large circular pots usually made of brass traditionally used for cooking in southern parts of India for large groups of people, and now come in terracotta also. They are now used as decorative pieces where flowers and lamps are arranged. They help give a sweet smell to your home and light your home in a beautifully divine manner. Fill an Uruli with water and let some beautiful flowers and scented candles float in them to make your home aromatic and elegant.

    Tanjore Paintings

    Tanjore painting is a classic south Indian style of painting that originates from the town of Thanjavur. The paintings are made on wood or cloth canvases and are adorned with precious or semi-precious stones and 22 carat gold foils to add color and uniqueness to the painting. They usually depict Hindu gods and goddesses. This kind of painting is highly durable and lasts for generations. Adding these paintings to your walls can add a very beautiful yet classic touch to your home.

    Tanjore Paintings

    Shop for this at http://tnpoompuhar.org/tamil-nadu/thanjavur-paintings/perumal/thanjavur-painting-butter-perumal.html

    Stone Sculptures

    Stone sculptures are yet another way to add zing to your spaces. Their sheer simple intricacy adds an allure to where ever they are placed. These sculptures in large sizes can be placed in your garden surrounded by plants or in a fountain or water baths. Smaller sized sculptures of deities can be places in the pooja altar, or even as a center piece in an Uruli filled with water and lamps. Other stone sculptures can also be placed as decorative pieces around the home to make it ethnically stylish from inside out.

    Stone Sculptures

    Shop for this at http://tnpoompuhar.org/tamil-nadu/stone/granite-stone/stone-karumari.html

    Brass Utensils

    Traditionally water was always stored in brass utensils and even food was served in brass utensils. This was because brass is made of an alloy of zinc and copper that had wonderful properties that are greatly beneficial to our health. Food and water was stored and served in them so that they will absorb some of the brass while we consume them. Brass utensils are not only long-lasting and classy, they are a simple way to take care of your health with an exercise as simple as storing water. Serve your guests water in a Brass Sombu or Brass tumblers and food in brass plates. Not only will they look unique but they also make your food healthier to consume.

    There you go! A couple of affordable classic items to add an ethnic touch to your home that you can get your hands on quite easily.

     Brass Utensils

    Shop for this at http://tnpoompuhar.org/tamil-nadu/brass/brass-plain-plate/plain-plate-antique-finish.html

2 Item(s)