FOLK HERITAGE

THE “SANGANERI” PRINTS FROM RAJASTHAN

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The famous "SANGANERI" hand-block printing is originated in the small town of "Sanganer",Jaipur. The art is known for its sober patterns, bright colors, and fine motifs mostly depicting the flora and fauna of Sanganer. Originally the Sanganer prints were always created with bright color patterns printed on white backgrounds. The United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) in its report on the Jaipur hand block printed textile cluster, has mentioned, "Shades of black come out best after washing the cloth in the waters of Sanganer. The motifs are mostly floral-based. Fine lines and intricate detailing are specialties of the Sanganeri style."

ECO-DESIGNS

5 INSPIRING “MUD” HOMES IN INDIA

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"Mud-Construction" is a simple but well-planned construction technique providing us a sustainable habitat to live in. It is delightful to see how local and least noticeable things can do wonders in synchronizing our dwellings with nature. Here we listed 5 examples of sustainable housings in India. Believe me.. they are simply impressive and inspiring.

ECO-DESIGNS

10 REASONS TO CHOOSE “MUD-HOUSING”

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MUD is an eco-friendly housing solution which has several advantages over other popular building materials. Top 10 reasons to choose "Mud-Housing" are- 1. COST EFFECTIVE 2. REUSABLE 3. EARTHQUAKE RESISTANT 4. EASY BUILDING TECHNIQUES 5. THERMAL INSULATION 6. DURABLE 7. BIODEGRADABLE 8. CARBON FOOTPRINT 9. AVAILABILITY 10. BREATHABILITY AND TOXICITY. Read the full post and give your views on mud housing-

ARCHITECTURE, ECO-DESIGNS

TOP 10 ANCIENT MUD HERITAGE MARVELS

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Here are the top 10 ancient marvels made with MUD-1. Shibam Hadramawt - Yemen2. Taos Pueblo - New Mexico3. Arg-e Bam - Iran4. The Siwa Oasis - Western Egypt5. Djinguereber Mosque - Timbaktu6. Aït Benhaddou - Morocco7. Khiva Wall - Uzbekistan8. Kasbah of Sfax - Tunisia9. Great Mosque of Djenne - Mali10. Chan Chan - South AmericaCheck them out -

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...