Animal dye is a source of natural dye extracted from the secretions and dried bodies of animals or Insects or microbes. The history of animal dyes dates back to Mayan Civilization. The brilliant color imparted by animal-pigments made them a synonym for luxury and royalty in ancient world. Read the full post and explore more about Animal-Based Pigments.
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.
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.
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
Sustainable. Eco-friendly. Natural. These are hard times we are dealing this summer. Pandemic. Lockdowns. Quarantine. 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… Continue reading SUMMER MAKEOVER IDEAS FOR YOUR HOME