It’s beautiful how our faces used to get lit up, whenever we saw the colorful items in a typical Indian fair “Mela”. Good old days of our childhood!!
According to folk stories about three thousand years ago the king of Bastar had assigned a dokra art necklace for his beloved wife. He was charmed on seeing the necklace. Witnessing the beauty of the necklace he honored the craftsmen with the title “Ghadwa”. The name Ghadwa has been derived from the word Ghalna meaning melting and working with wax. It’s also derived from the word Ghadna meaning the act of shaping and creating.
Originated from China, Papier Mache is a craft form which later got its potential recognition by French craftsmen and consequently obtained its globally admired name which translates to ‘Chewed paper’.
Pottery, an art in our cultural bloodstream
Clay is the soul of pottery which is an art that marks a great period of human cultural advancement. Social scientists agree that man not only molded clay to make pots and pans but also climbed a new step of evolution after the invention of this art form.
“To an Engineer good enough means perfect. With an artist there is no such thing as perfect”
A colorful hello to everyone, this is the first post from the team of Kalaghar. Our effort is to blend art, design, culture and history into a range of products.
And this blog comes from the Madu(Marwari) girl of our team, who is a traveler at heart.