Floral Toran Workshop: Torans also referred to as bandhanwar, are ornamental gateways with the colorful flowers spun around. With Diwali around the corner, diwali decorations have already started. Rajasthan studio curated a Diwali Special Floral Toran Workshop and invited Laxmi Mota. Laxmi Mota initiated her women-led venture called Devam in November 2016 in Bhopal. She inhibited the learnings of craft from her mother and as a tribute to her mother she started her art brand called Devam Arts. Her venture specialises in festive decor, floral and gota jewellery, torans, curtain bands and all sorts of decoration items. Her work is mostly related Indian Handicrafts that are a fusion of modern and traditional.
The Floral Toran Workshop Began
She began the workshop by talking to the 15 participants about how torans were traditionally made in olden days. Taking a jute border of 20 inches, she started sticking plastic leaves on it with the help of gluegun. She also stuck a few golden leaves for a more festive look. Next, she arranged some orange and white flowers and stuck them over the leaves. Taking a few filler leaves she pasted them in between the blank spaces to give it a more natural look. Then, taking a cane ring she decorated it with leaves and white flowers to complete the floral toran.
Towards The End Of The Workshop
The attendees listened to her with grasped attention and also raised queries about the leaves and flowers. Laxmi also shared a few tips and suggestions regarding the colour combinations that can be used instead of orange and white flowers. The enthusiastic participants took notes and pledged to make handmade floral toran this Diwali.
All the attendees were from different parts of the country and belonged to different age groups but their love for art brought them together on a single platform.
Rajasthan studio as always was successful in connecting artists and curating a magical and positive vibe together.
Here’s us signing off until next time!