WHAT IS “OBSIDIAN SPACE” ?
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A space to display Heritage and Architecture
The very idea is to explore eco-friendly styles of designing. Here we share inspiring interior/ exteriors/ furnishings/ fabrics/ materials and much more non polluting products to incorporate in day-to-day home aesthetics and thus express our love to Mother Earth..
Art and Architecture are two indivisible aspects of designing. As a design enthusiast we will get some peeps back through historic architecture of the India and world as well as its modern day presence. We will imbibe in us the inherent charm and beauty of the traditional dwellings and learn their wise old techniques of sustainable designs.
GLOBAL FOLK HERITAGE
"The soul of India lives in its villages." - Mahatma Gandhi
Yes, the roots of our unique literature, paintings, miniatures, handcraft or tribal art lies in our villages. Folk art defines our cultural heritage and we will celebrate them all by simply incorporating them into our lives. Our homes are sacred places and so our folk heritage. Join us to keep them alive.
THE NAME “Obsidian” ?
Our blog’s name is inspired from the beautiful obsidian stone. Its an igneous rock and thus shares an unbound relationship with the Earth. This motivates us to make this obsidian space a place to pamper our relationship with Mother Earth. With all the positive obsidian vibes I wish my readers a “Happy Obsidian Space”.
I’m Shruti, a content writer with a knack of arts and aesthetics. This is my space to showcase my love for folk culture and heritage architecture. Join me and enjoy this journey of appreciating our global heritage.
LATEST ON THE BLOG –
- HOW TO MAKE NATURAL DYES AT HOME?The purpose of sharing these DIY videos is to get my readers inspired to create their own collection of eco-friendly paints, be it plant, animals or minerals. The idea is to encourage the use of Earth-friendly (environment friendly) pigments and discourage mass production and use of harmful synthetic colors widely available in the market.
- VISIT TO A HANDLOOM SITE- NANDANA PRINTNandana printing is a 300 year old mud resist block-printing technique which is still being practiced in Tarapur, Madhya Pradesh in its original form. Traditionally, ‘Nandana’ print fabric was confined to the women of ‘Bhil’ tribes, but now the art is quite popular and incorporated into other garments, bedspreads, table cloth, other furnishings and upholstery.
- MINERAL BASED PIGMENTS AND DYES- IIMineral based pigments are classic example of sustainable alternatives for synthetic chemical dyes. In this post we figure out the minerals that gives us earthy tones and neutral colors like Black, Whites, Brown and Khaki.