The process of Swamimalai, bronze casting craft is, in itself, a very spiritual experience. A Sthapathi is expected to be well-versed in the Neetisaram, Amaram, Shilpasaaram, and the Dhyan shlokas.
As old as civilisation, the tradition of narrating stories with the help of puppets has been a great source of entertainment and knowledge. Bringing down stories from generation to generation, the storyteller (sutradhara – holder of strings) acquires a vital role in puppet shows.
The air of the Chippa (Craftsmen) Mohalla Bagru, the area of the town that belongs to the printers seems permanently ingrained with the smell of drying fabrics.
A little girl sits on her bed, eyes twinkling with mirth. Her parents have returned
As the rising sun marked the beginning of a new day, the citizens of the
Away from the hustle of city life where Sun gleams bright over deserted roads, Some
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Life goes on. And it evidently does in case of those whose privileged bones pass
Playing a specific kind of string instrument, carried by her from her village, known for its skilled craftsmen was disclosed... Bobbili Veena, from the village of Bobbili.
It is a six inch round everyday breakfast bread. A small ball of dough is spread across a stone platform with the palm dipped in milk. Texturing it with the impression of the fingers, the naan-wai pulls the stretchy dough off the stone and slaps it on the warm oven wall gently. It come out with golden on the upper side and white on the lower and is usually had with butter or jam along with nun-chai.
Husband & wife weave together on a loom. Simple jacquards are used to make the motifs along with border with an extra weft.
Etikoppaka excelled in making playing tops and Baranis (wooden boxes) to contain various items to be offered to Gods since historic times.
Gaatha brings to you, traditional handicrafts and the culture behind them, directly from the very home of the Indian artisan.