WHAT IS “OBSIDIAN SPACE”
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A space to display design ideas pampering Mother Earth
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.
"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”.
About THE BLOG
I’m Shruti, a newbie blogger but an aesthete for ages. This is my space to showcase my love for aesthetics. Join me and enjoy this journey of appreciating green spaces.
LATEST ON THE BLOG –
- “ZELLIGE”- ANCIENT TILES FROM MOROCCOZellige, is the famous clay or terracotta based mosaic tiles in Morocco, normally displaying intricate geometric patterns and range of colors. It is the characteristic element of Moroccan architecture. The tiles are handcrafted and displays Islamic geometric patterns like radiating star, polygon, squares, diamond etc.
- KNOW ABOUT CLASSICAL “THANJAVUR” PAINTINGSThanjavur or Tanjore paintings is a classical painting form of South India which derives its name from the place of its origin, the town of Thanjavur. It is an ancient art form that originated during the reign of the Chola dynastyin the 16th century and then later patronized by the Maratha princes, Nayakas of the Vijayanagar empire, Rajus of Tanjore and Tiruchirapalli and the Naidus of Madurai. This ancient indigenous painting creates a 3D effect on every single artwork. Tanjore Painting has EMBOSS on it. That is, the painting has areas that are ELEVATED from the surface to produce a 3-D effect on the painting. Tanjore paintings are adorned with precious and semi-precious gemstones and 22-karat pure gold.
- TIÉBÉLÉ VILLAGE- A PIECE OF ART FROM AFRICATiébélé village, in Burkina Faso, (a landlocked country) of West Africa is well known for its amazing traditional Gurunsi architecture and elaborately painted cob homes. It is inhabited by the ethnic groups of the Kassena and the Gurunsi people. The designs and patterns on the walls of Kaseena community houses are inspired by the earliest Paleolithic cave paintings based on sacred geometry, mystical symbols, and religious beliefs of the Kassena people. Find out more about it. It’s one of its kind-