Saturday, 26 April 2014

Rajasthan Kathputli Handmade

 Kathputli is a join of two rajasthani language words Kath meaning wood and Putli meaning a doll which has no life . Kathputli means a puppet which is made entirely from wood. However it is made out of wood, cotton cloth and thread. The tribes of Rajasthan have been performing this art from the ancient times and it has become an eternal part of Rajasthani culture and tradition. No village fair, no religious festival and no social gathering in Rajasthan can be complete without the Kathputlis. Historically, these puppets were not only a source of entertainment, but also provided moral and social education. The shows tackled problems like the dowry system, women's empowerment, illiteracy, poverty, unemployment, and cleanliness. These puppet shows made people aware of the social problems that everybody was facing and also showed ways of solving them. Rajasthan puppets have their own unique speciality. Regional styles of painting and sculpture are reflected in them. Also can keep these at your home to give your drawing room a traditional look. You can hang them on your walls.

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Maa Durga

Rakshaansi Yatrogravishaashcha Naaga Yatraarayo Dasyubalaani Yatra |
Davaanalo Yatra Tathabdhimadhye Tatra Sthita Tvam Paripaasi Vishvam ||

Devi Prapannaartihare Praseed Praseed Maatarjgatokhilasya |Praseed Vishveshvari Paahi Vishvam Tvameeshwaree Devi Characharasya ||

Ever since we humans knew religion, the 'Aadi Shakti', the goddess represented purity, fertility and prosperity. Mythology and religious sentiments have always found association in Goddess statues. Most of the religions including the so-called Pagan cults have adorned the sacred feminine and this found vent in some of the most breathtakingly sculpted goddess statues. They are considered luck charms. Our collection of Goddess statues are intricately carved representations of the sacred feminine spirit.

Brass, a perfect union of copper and zinc, is used since 500 BC. Our exquisite collection of brass statues captures the eternal, ethereal beauty of brass in timeless pieces of art. An artform that can enhance the ornate allure of interiors be it home, office or just about any place. No tastefully done interior is complete without a brass statue or sculpture. Connoisseurs place brass artwork in all together a different bracket, defined by no other artform. These religious statues are perfect imitation of our artisans skill.

Indian artisans make various types of brass artifacts, acclaimed as much for their beauty and strength of form as their utility. Highly skilled artisans, put in their greatest devotion to render- fine quality, impeccable finish and a graceful persona to the sculptures.