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Recent trend in Bengal Jewellery

In Bengal gold Jewellery are generally not worn below the waist-line. Ankle ornament made of chains is generally made of silver and is used to decorate the feet. Cluster of small silver bells are stringed together intended for the use of…

Short paragraph on Shell Jewellery

There increasing demand of Shell jewellery in India and abroad. The shells give off a pearl white luster when its outer coating is removed. The shell is then cleaned and polished. The shell pieces are cut into various shapes and designs.…

Trend of Silver Filigree in India

The Indian artisans have mastered the technique of producing gorgeous filigree and other ornaments. Very fine silver wires are the base stuff for filigree work and these products objects of  rare charm. Pure silver bar is first melted with…

Importance of Indian Conch Shell

Conch Shell is also known as Sankha in India. It has been related with Hindu tradition and has important place in Indian Culture since time immemorial. During the period of Gupta Empire, the conch shells were used as a war horn. Lord…

Indian Clay Pottery (Bengal Handicraft)

Clay pottery is an ancient craft in India. The art of Clay Pottery grew along with the Civilization. Thus, the history of clay pottery is as old as the history of human civilization. Pottery has a unique tempting appeal. Its association…

Ivory carving in India

Ivory carving is one of the oldest crafts of India. The relics of Harappa and Mohenjo-Daro unearthed finely carved ivory pieces. The artisans of Harappa had high degree of perfection. There are several occasion in Indian history that…

Alpana Designs Picture Gallery

This page contains pictures of simple alpana designs. Alpana, known as Alpona in Bengal, is a popular folk art of painting in India. Also read articles relating to Alpana. Alpana Alpana Rangoli Designs – Designs of Alpana Bengali…

Kantha, Kanthas

Kantha The name “Kantha” or “Kanthas” has many regional variations Katha, Kheta, etc. It is a form of hand embroidery on a piece of cloth with the help of a needle. It is a ancient fold art of India, particularly popular in the Bengal…

Hand Embroidery in India

Hand Embroidery in India Kashmiri Embroidery The Kashmiri embroidery is traditionally known as Kashida Embroidery.  These are objects of rare beauty. Kashmir is known for its beauty and the Kashisa hand-works are as beautiful as Kashmir.…

Embroidery of Tamil Nadu | Tamil Embroidery

The Tamil Embroidery, pieces of felt in muted colors are used in combination with strong dark colors to create a powerful effect which is strong and bold but never gaudy. In many pieces the embroidery designs are attached to the base…