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Top 5 Block Prints that You Must Have in Your Wardrobe

What are Block Prints? Block printing is a printing method that involves pressing and stamping fabric with coloured, carved wooden blocks. Other names for block printing include “hand blocked” and “hand block printing”. To get beautiful block prints, a block must be carefully carved, which is a time-consuming process, but once done, it can be

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5 Women In Tribal Indian Art You Should Know

Tribal Indian art is the foundation and heritage of India’s art forms. They originate from the grass root level and are handed down from one generation to another. These arts truly reflect the ethnic and traditional values, lifestyles, and spiritual understanding of a community. However, they are also excellent examples of skilful artistic representations and

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Rooftop App Artist Spotlight: Bhuri Bai (Bhil Art)

The description of Bhuri Bai’s journey as a daily wager who became a world renowned Indian folk artist doesn’t do justice to her story. Bhuri Bai transcended many societal and familial barriers to establish herself as an artist. Her art is not only a testament to her innate talent but also to her courage, tenacity

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Surajkund Festival 2023: Major Highlights and Attractions

Surajkund Festival is one of the main attractions in India. Held during the first fortnight of each February in Faridabad, Haryana, the mela celebrates Indian culture and folk traditions. This year, the festival took place from February 3 to February 19, featuring various regional and international crafts, handlooms, customs, and cuisines.  Major Attractions Bringing national

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Why Miniature Painting is still a raging beauty?

Miniature Painting in India ‘Good things come in small packages!’ Miniature painting, as the name suggests, are small in size. However, they are large in stature, and artistic fervour. Besides, they convey a brilliance of mastery that continues to shine bright in the creative world of arts to date. What exactly are miniature paintings? Indian

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5 Best Pichwai Art-Inspired Designs to Experiment With

What is Pichwai? Pichwai, which literally translates as ‘that which hangs from the back’ from the Sanskrit words ‘Pich” for ‘back‘ and ‘wai‘ for ‘hanging’, are huge devotional Hindu paintings of Krishna that are typically painted on fabric. They are mostly created to hang in Pushtimarg (a subtradition of Vaishnavism) style Hindu temples, particularly the

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Feministic Roots of Our Indian Traditional Art Forms

Art is a reflection of the society we live in. And, our traditional art forms are a fantastic example of the same. Be it Kalighat paintings, Gond, Phad scrolls, or Mughal miniatures, these artworks exhibit traditional themes and reflect our contemporary world. They incorporate modern symbolism and ideology, without compromising the heritage they stand for.

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Rooftop App Artist Spotlight: Venkat Shyam (Gond Art)

Passion, Resilience and Originality – The Making of an Artist Venkat Shyam’s triumph lies in his unwavering conviction in his art and in the quiet fortitude with which he not only faced his destiny but also embraced it. His art weaves his memories rooted in the Gond tradition, its myths, its reverence for nature with

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Kala Ghoda Arts Festival 2023 : Major Highlights

Introduction  Kala Ghoda Arts Festival (KGAF) is here once again! The Kala Ghoda neighbourhood in South Mumbai, India, hosts an annual celebration that lasts nine days and always starts on the first Saturday of February and ends on the second Sunday. Everyone, including kids, may find something special at the renowned festival. Throughout the festival,

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