Dhokra Handicraft

Dhokra handicrafts: The story so far

We have all seen the famous ‘Dancing Girl ’of Mohenjodaro sculpture at least once, either in our school history textbooks or in a handicraft store. At first, it may seem to be like any other abstract art piece to adorn your house. But there is more to the sculpture and its provenance. It is what

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Patola Saree

The Timeless Beauty of the Elegant Patola Sarees

The Patola sarees are rich handloom silk sarees from Gujarat, and the name translates to ‘queen of silks’. These sarees are known for their distinctive vibrant colours and are filled with motifs depicting animals and flowers. Did you know that the geometric motifs are so intricately and carefully woven into this textile that the saree

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The Music in Indian Art

Exploring the music in Indian art is like diving into a sea of rich cultural heritage. From ancient Vedic hymns to contemporary Bollywood tunes, Indian music has always been an integral part of our art and culture. In our latest blog post, we take a closer look at the various forms of Indian music and

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Why Art should be considered a STEM subject?

Why art should be considered a STEM subject

When one thinks of education in the STEM fields, art would be the last thing that comes to mind. Art as a STEM subject sounds as strange as it does unimportant. However, this is simply a result of a post-industrial revolution line of thinking where the best you could be as a person is to

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History of Rogan Painting and its creators

As travellers, whenever we visit the handlooms and check the handicrafts of a new place that we come to, we often tend to think that the artisans there are looting us. Since we are tourists, we feel that our lack of local experience can make us vulnerable to a bad deal. “This piece of art

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The Stories behind the most expensive Indian artworks

Paintings are priceless, as they encompass one’s imagination, hard work, and emotions. It is a canvas filled with one’s imagination and expression. That said, our Indian artists are in no way falling behind European artists. Our artists have garnered much acclaim in international auction houses. Auctions are a great place to understand the value of

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Pantone colour of the year in Indian Art

Pantone Colour of the Year 2023 and Indian Art

Pantone’s color of the year is Viva magenta, but how well it is represented in Indian art forms? Pantone has just revealed Viva Magenta as the colour of the year for 2023! But did you know that this vibrant hue can also be found in traditional Indian folk art?- Brace yourself for a burst of

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Evolution of paint brush in Indian Art

Paint Brush in Indian Art: A tool of tradition and innovation

The humble Paint brush has always been an integral part of Indian art and culture. From the ancient cave paintings of Ajanta and Ellora to the intricate miniature works of Mughal art, artists used these paint brushes to create vibrant, unique masterpieces. In this blog, Rooftop brings to you the evolution of paint brushes and

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Wildlife in Indian Folk Art

Introduction Indian folk and tribal art is a reflection of the country’s extensive and varied cultural past. The inclusion of wildlife motifs is one of these art genres’ most notable characteristics. Elephants, tigers, snakes, and birds are just a few of the motifs that have been a part of Indian folk and tribal art for

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Official logo of the G20 Summit in India

G20 Summit 2023: Experience the culture of India

India is all set to host the G20 Summit on its 75th Independence anniversary! Apart from serving as the meeting venue, Indian cities have a lot to offer, as a tourist destinations, to ensure an experience of a lifetime: The Group of Twenty (G20) is the main setting for economic cooperation on a global scale.

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