Tuesday, May 10, 2011

DAKSHINACHITRA- to explore South Indian Architecture,Arts & Crafts(Part 1)

                  DakshinaChitra- is a centre that is known for its living traditions of art,folk performing arts,craft and architecture of India..Comprising all the four Southern states(Tamilnadu,Kerala,Andhra,Karnataka), what started as a project has now become an important tourist destination...It was started to provide a place where the many cultures of south Indian states could be showcased...

                   Inspired by the artisans and fold artists of the villages, Dr. Deborah Thiagrajan, set out to form the Madras Craft Foundation (MCF) in 1984....Madras Craft Foundation is a non-profit, non-governmental organization and DakshinaChitra was conceived as its main project....DakshinaChitra opened to the public in December 1996....The center occupies ten undulating acres overlooking the Bay of Bengal, at Muttukadu, twenty five kilometers south of Chennai, on the East Coast Road to Mamallapuram, Tamil Nadu, India...

                 When i headed into this place, astonished to see the traditional houses they ve' made with great effort..of course, the real houses standing proudly holding all the things related to that place from furniture to vessels...a must visit place to know our tradition...there's lot to see...so i publish this into two parts for you to explore the South Indian culture...




                                                               The Chettinad House...
















                                                                     The Ambur House...
















                                                                     The Kerala House...
















                                                            from the Sattanur House...








                                                                The Potter's House...


                                                                The TamilNadu House...


                                                                  The Weaver's House...






                                     a guest house inside the campus with varied architecture....

                            

6 comments:

  1. Hi Nisha,

    Thanks for all your comments at my blog. I heart comments!

    You have a cool blog and artistic eyes. I love the photographs you have put up and the artist features.

    Thanks for visiting my blog and giving me a chance to drop by yours.

    Esther

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  2. Nisha, beautiful shots. I could spend hours, and I mean literally hours checking a place like this out:):) So much to see...

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  3. Dakshin Chitra is a beautiful, informative place to learn our culture. Appreciate the way you have presemnted it to us. Makes me wanna go there again.

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  4. Nisha madam

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