ECO-DESIGNS, FOLK HERITAGE

KNOW MORE ABOUT “GOND PAINTINGS”

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The Gonds are considered creative people especially the Pardhan Gonds who traditionally served as priests are considered to have renowned skills in different forms of arts- Music, Paintings etc. Their belief that good paintings brings good luck help them to develop mastery in their painting skills over time. This belief is visible in the houses of the community. Gond paintings are narrative of Gond tribe... Let's find out more about it.

FOLK HERITAGE

7 MOST POPULAR SHIBORI TECHNIQUES WORLDWIDE

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The art of Shibori is a classic example of handmade Japanese craftsmanship. Running over the centuries, “SHIBORI” art is well preserved in rich Japanese tradition and an integral part of their textile culture. The untying of the dyed piece after twisting/folding/binding is a thrilling experience that consistently creates beautiful results. Here we will narrow down our post to the 7 MOST POPULAR SHIBORI TECHNIQUES YOU MUST KNOW.

ECO-DESIGNS, FOLK HERITAGE

“SHIBORI” – JAPANESE DYEING TECHNIQUE

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Very particular to Japan, Shibori is a manual resist dyeing technique which has now became a synonym for fabric manipulation and dying found worldwide. This technique is distinctive in its style and can not be simply thought as "tie-and-dye". The terminologies are Japanese and thus in most of the languages there is no equivalent term for Shibori and its different techniques. It differs from other dying techniques like ikat, batik, ajrakh, bogolanfini and tsutsugaki and all the shibori traditions together promotes resist dyeing showcasing range of aesthetics, heritage and cultural diversity......

ECO-DESIGNS, FOLK HERITAGE

“BÒGÒLANFINI”- AN ECO-FRIENDLY MUD CLOTH

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Known with names like "bogolan" or Bògòlanfini means "mud cloth" is a type of sustainable fabric from Mali, Africa. It is handmade traditional cotton fabric which is dyed with natural dyes or mud, then painted many times over with designs and patterns. This amazing African heritage became popular and accepted worldwide as "MUD CLOTH". Have you heard about it before? Let's explore it now...

FOLK HERITAGE

“KAVAD-KATHA” – UNIQUE PORTABLE SHRINES

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Well, call it a Portable Shrine or a Storytelling box, KAVAD is amazing in either way and represents the age old craft originally practiced by a group of Jangid Brahmins near Chittorgarh, Rajasthan. It's a way of expressing Hindu devotions in stories with the help of images of the Bhakti saints as well as of Ram and Krishna in a very interesting way... Let's find out more about "KAVAD" and "KAVADIYA-BHAT"...