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  • Rishita Chakroborty

Embracing The Diversity Of Art & Craft In India

India is a land of diverse culture and art which is recognized all over the world. All 28 states represent their unique art and culture and not to mention, all of them are mesmerizing in its own way. Keeping in mind the valuable disposition of the Indian artists, Wallmantra focuses to explore more of what our own soil can provide in the field of handcrafted decor. We embrace major artistry all over India and incorporate it in our decorative items to represent the glorious craftsmanship of our nation.

Here are of few of the most celebrated artistry that our organization has happily promoted and is continuing to do so:

  1. Warli art of Maharashtra

The Warli tribal art painting originated in Maharashtra, which is still a frequently talked about art. It is believed to be one of the oldest art forms in history. Warli art is rather a folk art of Maharashtra and can be identified as basic geometric shapes like a circle, triangle or squares. Warli art is majorly witnessed in paintings, ceramic and clay jars and crockeries, textile and wall art. You can find a number of paintings and frame sets promoting this beautiful art at our website. Warli art is now a very renowned art and is hailed all across the world for its aesthetics. Warli paintings are a great choice to decorate your living room and also your gallery, as it depicts a high taste of a the person.

2. Block Printing Of Jaipur, Rajasthan

The traditional technique of hand block printing on textile is one of the most beautiful things that you can witness. The patch of varied colors on textile as well as decorative items is a sight to behold. The type of printers named chippas use hand carved wooden blocks to paint and design clothes in a distinct way. A craft which has been continuing since the princely rule has been gaining attention from far west and even managed to get its place in the global textile designing market. You can always opt for vibrant block printed cushion covers or even bedsheets for an attractive furnishing anyday.

3. Saharanpur’s Wood Carving, Uttar Pradesh

Known otherwise as “Sheesham wood village”, Saharanpur is the place where you find India’s finest wood carvers. It’s said that “they breathe life to dead trees”, yes, that’s how they like to put it. More than four lac people are directly or indirectly involved in the wood carving industry and fetch daily wages out of it. Since ages, their particular expertise and skill has been passed down from generations. Sheesham wood carved console tables and bedside tables has no comparison of its beauty.

4. Kantha Embroidery Of West Bengal

Kantha also spelled kanta, and qanta, is a type of embroidery craft in the eastern regions of India, particularly in the Indian states of West Bengal, Tripura and Odisha as well as in Bangladesh. The age old tradition of stitching patchwork clothes from rags is a one of a kind craft. Considered to be a treasured art, Bengali ladies irrespective of their class and caste excel in the field of kantha stitching. This embroidery solely depicts the amount of creativity, resourcefulness and patient craftsmanship of the artists. Katha work upholstery of ottomans and benches impart an amazing sense of aesthetics and refinement no matter where you wish to put it.

5. Khurja Pottery from Khurja also known as the “ceramic city”, Uttar Pradesh

With over 500 ceramic units in the city, Khurja boasts of its finest and best ceramic products in the country. 400 units run independently and have their own processing and manufacturing unit. Every important ceramic article like stoneware, crockery, decorative wares, figurines and other ceramic ware of daily lives are majorly made here. Our handcrafted ceramic products proudly hail from this celebrated region and we strongly promote the aesthetic ceramic ware. Moving over from plastic decor products and making way for handcrafted and eco-friendly ceramic decor products would be a great step towards sustainable living.

There are more such amazing art and craft from many corners of the country which we embody in our decoratives. This Independence Day is no different to us than celebrating the immense creativity of our own country’s art and it’s maker.

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