Wednesday, March 23, 2011
dāram launches a range of contemporary hand crafted home accessories incorporating traditional Indian craft techniques from 'Then & Now.
'Then & Now'was set up by Uma Tewari in 2009 in New Delhi. Uma Tewari has seven to eight years’ experience working with crafts persons through Dastkar, New Delhi.
The primary objective of 'Then & Now' is to bring traditional craft skills into our homes and allow it to live in accessible, utilitarian home accessories.
Made primarily of wood incorporating different painting styles, hand block printing and engraving, the techniques applied are of:
Gond, Madhya Pradesh
Kalamkari, Andhra Pradesh
Sanjhi, wooden toys and wood carving of Uttar Pradesh
The home accessories available include:
Lamp shades and lamp stands
Trays and Coasters
Pen stands and Paper stands
Saturday, March 12, 2011
RED YELLOW ORANGE GREEN BLUE
In Packets of 100 g and 250 g
Made by women of the Malnad Seed Collective, Sirsi, the Rang Dulaar colours are made from herbs and farm produce and are marketed by eCoexist, a Pune based social enterprise.
The genesis of Rang Dulaar was the Safe Festivals Campaign run by Kalpavriksh Environmental Action Group.
To know more log on to http://www.e-coexist.com/products/holi/rang-dulaar