KalaGhar got featured in the July issue of Inside Outside magazine
KalaGhar got featured in the July 2016 issue of Inside Outside magazine under Vibrant Vases. Delighted to share the pictures with you !
Yourstory : How a start-up is trying to revive the ancient the craft of
Dhokra with Rakhis
KalaGhar was born with the simple idea of wanting to combine art and utility. We wanted to create products which would add value and beauty to the day to day life. At present we have an array of products on www.kalagharstore.com which speak the same philosophy.
This Rakhsha Bandhan we decide to make Rakhis with the age old craft of Dhokra. Like one would remember from high school days, the lost wax casting technique Dhokra of Mohenjo-daro, is as old as civilisation. Dhokra – an alloy of brass, zinc and nickel , is made using the lost wax casting technique, one of the earliest known casting techniques. The craft is still made in a few places in Odisha, Jharkhand and Chattisgarh.
The rakhi collection is made of Brass also known as Pital in Hindi, used for making religious articles and the technique is age old rich skill of Dhokra from the prehistoric civilisation of Harappa. This is an attempt to break the monotony of plastic and bring back the charm of handcrafted Rakhis. Our designers have worked on it to give it a touch of heritage and luxury.
We have more than 70 designs for Rakhi and Lumba Rakhi combined together.
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KalaGhar Launches Handcrafted Dhokra Rakhi Collection
Some threads are precious. Moreover when these threads carry rich heritage and art form, they become even more precious. With an objective to break the monotony of plastic and bring back the handcrafted Rakhi, KalaGhar, an online handicraft design store launched Dhokra Rakhis prior to this Rakshabandan.
The use of Dhokra, which has made a mark since the prehistoric civilisation of Harappa gives a rich heritage look to the Rakhis. More than 70 designs of Rakhis are available at the online store of KalaGhar. “Meeting the urban taste while retaining the rich tradition and art forms of India is our objective’, said Shipra Agarwal, one of the founders of KalaGhar. Designers from NIFT, Bhubaneswar have designed the Rakhis available on the online store besides other handcrafted items. “We have associated with many NGOs and SHGs who work on the design provided by our designers”, said Shipra who along with her sister Megha Agarwal began the startup.
One can order various handicrafts, art and jewellery items online. Giving a platform to the artists and making their artwork available across India is the prime objective of the store.
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