Kolam designs have been tradionally handed down to the younger generation by the elders. Today, several organisations and magazines conduct kolam exhibitions & contests to revive the interest in traditional habits & customs. There are enthusiasts who create fresh new designs, but kolams are basically redrawn by the public following the designs taught by elders or printed in books & magazines.
Kolams reproduced on paper and applied on the ground


Kolam Competitions/display
Photographs of entries in the The Sundaram Finance - Mylapore Festival Kolam contest - 2011

Photographs of entries in the The Sundaram Finance - Mylapore Festival Kolam contest - 2005









EMBROIDERIES OF INDIA-2010
a thematic exhibition cum sale of over 15 artisans from different parts of the country organised by The Crafts Council of India

(I do not take orders.  Pl contact the artists directly. The contact details of the artists are available in the links)
Chamba Rumal, Himachal Pradesh by Prikshit Sharma, Masto

Kashmiri embroidery by Altaf

Zari bags and panels from Agra by Sameer, Hafiz Bhai

Phulkari from Punjab by Satinder Pal Singh

Chikan embroidery from Lucknow by Rehana Begum

Lambadi work from Sittilingi valley, Tamilnadu, Porgai producer group
http://www.tribalhealth.org

Convent embroidery from Kanyakumari, Tamilnadu

Kutch embroidery from Gujarat by Saanskrutie

Toda embroidery from Nilgris, Tamilnadu

Kasuti embroidery from Karnataka by Tejaswini, S.Ajjewadeyarnath Shubhas Chouk

Kanta embroidery from West Bengal by Ashoke Kumar Das

Kutchi embroidery from Gujarat by Kutch Mahila Vikas Sangathan



Introduction

Zari & thread work borders

http://www.apcofabrics.com
The Andhra Pradesh State Handloom Weavers Cooperative Society Ltd., (APCO)

Jayanth Kalamkari designs
Manufacturer and wholesaler of pure vegetable print kalamkari sarees, fabrics, dress materials, kurtis, patch work kurtis and sarees, shawls, bedsheets, table cloths, door curtains, wall panels - non chemical and easy to maintain, long lasting and color fast.


Kalamkari - Sarees 2

Kalamkari - Sarees


Kalamkari - Krishna

Kalamkari - Wall panels


Kalamkari Patch works

Kalamkari Patch sets  ; 2

Kalamkari Dupattas2





Mantra Gold Coatings - Smart Creations initiative
24 Karat Gold Coating Services and Gold coated products, pooja items, idols, gifts, artefacts and accessories.


http://craftisan.in/


Bamboo basket weaving - Videos by G Vijayan
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-HjJh8TRmMM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cao3-23KXKk


Bimba the art hut
Creating Celebrating Conserving


KUMBHAM MURALS - Contemporary Terracotta
KB Jinan is the founder of KUMBHAM, an artisan community that has rehabilated itself from the brink of losing its craft, and is now redefining it for the modern world. KUMBHAM is located in Aruvacode, a hamlet near Nilambur in Malapuram district of Kerala. Today KUMBHAM can claim that it has facilitated a product range of over 500 designs including kitchenware, garden amenities, furniture, office ware, murals, landscaping products and other accessories.


INTERNATIONAL SAND ART FESTIVAL 2014 at Konark, Orissa
Organised by Odisha Tourism

INTERNATIONAL SAND ART FESTIVAL
Organised by Odisha Tourism
Dec 2013


INTERNATIONAL SAND ART FESTIVAL
Organised by Odisha Tourism
Dec 1-5, 2011


Sand sculptures by Ranjan Kumar Ganguly


Contemporary Art & Craft in traditional/folk Indian styles by Sumathi
 www.sumarts.biz where I feature/sell my art work - Tanjore paintings, Folk paintings, and many other craft pieces



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