ECO-DESIGNS

ANIMAL BASED PIGMENTS AND DYES

Animal dye is a source of natural dye extracted from the secretions and dried bodies of animals or Insects or microbes. In China, dyeing with plants, barks and insects has been traced back more than 5,000 years. The history of animal dyes dates back to Mayan Civilization. However, microbial dye is certainly a recent approach. A large number of different species of bacteria, yeast, mold and algae produce pigments for economical dyes. Read the full post and explore more about Animal-Based Pigments.

ECO-DESIGNS

PLANT BASED PIGMENTS AND DYES

lets begin our sustainable journey with the better understanding for natural colors or pigments. Natural Pigments are sources of obtaining color in an Eco friendly way from plants, animals, minerals, rocks or ground. These colors can then be used to create tints, hues and shades of that particular color. In this post we will explore more about Plant based natural pigments.

FOLK HERITAGE

MUD-MIRROR ART FROM GUJARAT-

My longing for handicraft prompt me to explore and write something about the untamed folk heritage of Gujarat- Lippan Kaam, thriving through the vast stretches of the world’s greatest salt desert, the Great Rann of Kutch found in western India and Pakistan. This art is a kind of Kutchhi Mural work popularly done by the women of the Rabari community. Mud-Mirror work is also known as Chittar kaam. Presently this work is done by various communities of Kutch in their own distinctive styles which makes it even harder to trace the origin of Lippan Kaam.

ARCHITECTURE

JHAROKHA-

We are bound with the imposing beauty of Indian architecture and one of its striking feature is "Jharokha". These are Bay Window projecting from upper stories of historical monuments of medieval era particularly in Rajasthan, Gujarat and Madhya pradesh. Jharokhas are used extensively in Rajasthani forts, Havelis and Temple architecture

ECO-DESIGNS

SUMMER MAKEOVER IDEAS FOR YOUR HOUSE

These are hard times we are dealing this summer. Pandemic. Lockdowns. Quarentine. Anxiety. Depression. Hard to express the feelings and I am struggling for words. But the need of the hour is to stay safe and the safest place for us is "HOME". Stay home, with Hope. Happiness. Dreams and Positivity. Well as we are… Continue reading SUMMER MAKEOVER IDEAS FOR YOUR HOUSE