Friday, October 14, 2011

GoodEarth's "GOLKONDA" collection


          Good Earth unveils a design collection that pays tribute to the richness of Golkonda....It includes chandeliers, lamps, cut glass furniture, kalamkari bed linen and upholstery, and bidri work dinner sets....

            Asha Madani, a loyalist since the inception of the brand GoodEarth.... A native of Kerala, she incorporates the culture of her home state as well as rest of the Deccan region into her designs....

“Machilipatnam,” a collection of printed quilts and cushions, presents the traditional Kalamkari in contemporary hues.....


Her latest collection called ‘Srirangpatnam’ is inspired by Tipu Sultan’s tent that was taken away by the British.... The designer makes each design herself and has her heart stuck on the cushions....


There are also cushions in fine cotton and silk that have princes and princesses in their royal garb imprinted on them. Also available are bedspread and pillows in floral patterns.....
The symbol of Tipu Sultan, the tiger, is recreated on the cushions and upholstery while smaller cushions bear portraits of royal women against florescent colours....


 Lanterns in various shapes and sizes exude an old-world charm....


The brave soldiers of the royal army too find a place on plates, cups and trays.....Bidri, a craft of silver inlay work on black metal, is the inspiration for the designs on the dinnerware. The bowls, plates and cutlery come in kaleidoscopic patterns of black and fuchsia.....


variety of candles and diyas...

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Celebrate Diwali with Diyas galore!!!!

Diwali is the festival of lights...whatever modern candles arise diyas always have their own space in auspicious days...the glow of the earthen diyas spreads the light of harmony, festivity and celebration....the diyas remind us that Diwali is the time to feast so celebrate this Diwali with beautiful diyas...














Monday, October 3, 2011

All India Crafts Bazaar 2011


Last week the All India Crafts Bazaar 2011 was held which was a grand exposition showcasing the finest of craft from across India...Over 150 artisans from across the country had exhibited their creations...it was a grand success too due to this Navarathri season...a overwhelming  joy entered my heart of those arts...everything was unique and creative and they essay India is incredible... 


Zari craft Uttar Pradesh...


Terracotta pottery Rajasthan...


Bead work Uttar Pradesh...


Kawab artist...


Seed Jewellery TamilNadu...


Wood carvings TamilNadu...


Khurja pottery Uttar Pradesh...


Shantiniketan leather bags West Bengal...


Seashell and coconut shell craft West Bengal...


the seashell candle holder...




Leather puppets Andhra Pradesh...


Leather Lamp...


Tuma and Bamboo craft Chattisgarh...


Bastar wrought iron craft Chattisgarh...


Metal craft Delhi...


these Delhi metal crafts dominate leaf designs with amazing variations....


Copper bells Orissa...


Black stone pottery(Longpi) from Manipur...




Kerala mural art...


Terracotta products West Bengal...


the West Bengal terracotta plant holders...


these West Bengal terracottas are soo beautifully and artistically made...