Handicraft Villages
    Shell Handicraft From time immemorial, shell handicrafts are one of the demandable crafts in India. Shell handicraft can be made out of three types of shells like conch shell, tortoise shell and sea shell. Different kinds of goods like bangles, forks, decorative bowls, lockets, spoons, buttons, curtains, chandeliers, mirror frames, table mats, etc. are the products of shell crafting. Generally, the places located on the sea shore like Gulf of Mannar, Goa, Odisha, etc. are the places for shell...
    By Sonia Sharma 2020-04-14 14:59:17 0 31
    Handicraft Villages
    DHOKRA Under clouds of smoke emanating from earthen lamps, amid battered clay fragments and wax coils, a brass sculpture is in making. Though finishes are raw, the expressions- frozen, and the metal- hollow, the sculpture has a gravity of emotional & spiritual value, with forms almost verbal, narrating stories that its creator intended to. Long before faster and cheaper methods of making products came into being, the traditional metal-smith tribes of Bengal “Dhokra...
    By Sonia Sharma 2020-04-14 14:46:16 0 32
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    Punarjani, which literally means rebirth is an effort by the youth of the city to induce life into the art and culture of Kerala.  Punarjani Traditional Village has set up two different theaters for Kalarippayattu (the traditional marital art of Kerala) and Kathakali (the very famous and highly stylized classical dance drama form).The vision that the organisers hold is really crystal clear and which is remarkably presented through the immense talent and energy that the...
    By Sonia Sharma 2020-04-14 14:33:34 0 46
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    The entire atmosphere gets colourful as soon as I enter the Heritage Crafts Village of Raghurajpur in Odisha. A short drive of just 15 kms from Puri, I feel like I have stepped into a virtual art gallery. Every house is a museum and every person living here is an artist. While several pilgrims and tourists visit the Puri Jagannath temple , it is so quiet and the silence echoes in the air. I meet an old lady in a temple that stands in the middle of the street in Raghurajpur crafts...
    By Sonia Sharma 2020-04-14 13:28:59 0 35
    Handicraft Villages
    Odisha is a state in eastern India that's renowned for its unique handicrafts. There are two popular villages you can visit there, where the residents are all artisans engaged in their professions.   Unfortunately, with growing tourism to the state, commercialization is setting in. Expect the artisans to repetitively ask you to look at their works, in hopes of a sale or simply some appreciation. Nevertheless, the villages are still interesting places to interact with the...
    By Sonia Sharma 2020-04-14 13:26:33 0 33
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