Author: Ganges India

Decorate Your Home with Dhokra Crafts

Are you fond of the traditional art and crafts? Are you passionate about decorating your interiors with such traditional masterpieces? In fact we all love to bring nature close to our home. Traditional values, art pieces give us immense joy. If you are particular about increasing the décor value in your home bring some of the traditional and tribal artefacts into your home. One such popular work of art is that of Dhokra art....

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May 30, 2018

Bring On The Neon

Neon emerged as a trend during Spring Summer 2012 and one whole year down the line, the craze for the eye-popping hues is still going strong. For a tradition-embracing country like ours, the identity of the ethnic textiles & craftsmanship lies in their earthy color palette. But, the modern Indian woman is all for embracing the neon trend in a neo-chic ethnic way!...

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May 20, 2018

Anarkali Suits – Back With A Bang!

When the Mughal courtesan Anarkali used to dance & woo prince Salim flaunting her long & luxurious suit with a kurta that was defined at the bust & opened up like an umbrella from waist downwards; little did she know that she would be the perpetrator of a trend that would be a rage so many eras later, in the 21st century!...

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May 10, 2018

Embrace The Beauty Of The Humble Brass Jewellery Of India

India is a country that takes pride in having a heritage filled with various types of jewellery styles; but one of the most old and undermined kind of jewellery our country has to offer is the intricate form of brass jewellery that is made by the process of Dhokra art. Dhokra (also spelt as Dokra) workers use the lost-wax casting technique to produce the non-ferrous metal casting known as Dhokra. Dhokra has been used in India since 4000 years ago. Dhokra products and their artisans are highly popular both in domestic and foreign markets, their speciality being figurines of tribal and folk nature - horses, elephants, dance postures - and also beautiful pieces of jewellery....

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Apr 21, 2018

Kundan Jewellery – The Heritage Of The Royals

What’s India without its rich heritage of glamorous jewellery? We have such exquisite styles & such a huge variety to choose from that we, Indian women, feel incomplete without our jeweled treasures. Kundan is one such form of traditional Indian gemstone jewellery that had originated in the royal courts of Rajasthan & Gujarat and is said to be one of the oldest styles of jewellery to have been worn by women in India. ...

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Apr 10, 2018

Home décor with Kalamkari paintings

Do you love paintings? Decorating the home with a variety of paintings is a common passion among the homemakers. A good painting enhances the beauty of the room to a considerable extent. India has a rich legacy of paintings and since time immemorial, people have tried to showcase their artistic minds with the brush. There are numerous traditional paintings getting popular in various parts of the country. Among these traditional paintings, Kalamkari is a popular form of art in the country and The art of kalamkari (kalam – pen, kari – craft) is one of the oldest genres of painting. The practice of telling a story by painting it on cloth with vegetable dyes and makeshift tools is one that has mesmerized the whole world. The enhancing effulgence of colours and the characters that emerge on cotton fabric, help create a spectacular spread in such a painting. Kalamkari painting is unique in its use of colour as a medium to depict mythological characters. Kalahasti and Machilipatnam in Andhra Pradesh, the nerve centres of this art continue to be beehives of Kalamkari activity. Kalamkari colours are made from vegetable dyes and no chemicals are used whatsoever. In addition to themes from the epics, Kalamkari leitmotifs comprise different forms of the lotus flower, the car wheel, parrots, an interlacing pattern of leaves and flowers. Kalamkari artists in Andhra Pradesh still practise the original technique. They immerse the textile in resin and milk to create a shiny effect to the product. The revival of this beautiful and intricate art form has seen it being used in high-fashion clothing and home decor. Add a touch of old-world charm to your bedroom or living ...

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Mar 31, 2018

Bring nature closer home with Madhubani paintings

Are you keen to bring into your drawing room an element of ethnic beauty? Or Are you a big fan of Mother Nature? Do you want to keep it inside your home? There is a way. You may hang a number of Rajasthani wall hangings or put some Madhubani paintings in your room. Both the wall hangings and paintings will create a natural ambience inside your room. You will feel like living within nature. Such paintings will also create a refreshing aura in the home. Madbhubani when literally translated into English means forests of honey. Such paintings carry the message of nature. The importance of nature in our life. Without nature human beings can’t survive. These paintings reflect the symbiotic relationship between man and nature....

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Mar 21, 2018

Give an ethnic touch to your home

We all are fond of ethnic beauty. Ethnicity has something to it that touches our heart. Traditional touch makes our home more homely. It gives a more local flavour to our sweet home. Traditional values have strong bonding with its members in the family. Traditional values also go a long way to bind the family members together and it instills a sense of belongingness. Traditional values are quite stronger in our society and Hindus cherish them a lot. In order to inculcate such values among the family members, one must change the decorations in one’s home....

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Mar 10, 2018

Decorate your home with Batik Paintings

Are you an aficionado of paintings? Indian traditional paintings have a rich legacy. Since ages, paintings, murals have attracted many. One such rich genre of paintings is Batik Painting. Batik is one of the most popular genres of paintings in India. Literally meaning 'wax writing', it is a rich genre that has been continuing generations after generations....

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Keep your home clean as per Vaastu principles

Home is where the heart is, so goes an old adage. Literally so. We all feel comfortable at home with our family members. Home is like a temple and for this matter it is key to keep your home clean. Cleaning is an important daily job to make sure your home is dust- and clutter-free and all the people in home healthy. A clean and organised home also attracts wealth and positivity around. Vaastu attaches importance on the task of cleaning, which includes surface cleaning, maintenance of furniture, fabric and upholstery as well as decluttering....

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Feb 21, 2018

Fish Aquarium: Key to success and prosperity at home

We all love to keep an aquarium in our home. To see the fish swimming in the aquarium is a treat to the eyes. Such an Aquarium gives lot of peace and tranquility to the home and not only kids even the grown-ups love such an Aquarium. Gradually they become part of the family and if not fed on time, we feel guilty as if we haven’t fed our own kids....

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Feb 11, 2018

Feng Shui helps create wealth

Home is where your heart is. So goes a popular saying. It is the home that gives us maximum pleasure and we share our feelings, sorrows, and happiness with our family members under the common roof. The home has many corners like portico, drawing room, kitchen, courtyard among others. Doors are also important elements in a home. Equally important are the windows. It is believed that in a peaceful home resides Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth and prosperity. Among these elements in a home, there are certain locations, that create the maximum amount of wealth or to say according to Feng-shui terms, we need to locate the area of our home that has the tremendous impact on wealth creation. ...

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