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Terracotta Art (Folk art of Bengal)

The well ornamented terracotta art of the earlier period still prettify several temples and adjacent structures in India. The art of making terracotta clay tiles was known to the clay workers even during the period of Indus valley…

Clay Dolls

The clay dolls and toys occupy an vital place in clay craft of India, particularly West Bengal. This craft can be grouped under numerous separate categories.The sole purpose of children is to use these clay dolls as a play thing. These…

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…

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…