Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Craft Melas: Colours and Forms

Craft Melas attract me in a special way. The riot of colours, the variety of forms, interacting with the artisans, touching the fabrics and absorbing the designs-- all are very therapeutic. And bargaining is an additional attraction!!

Here are glimpses from my recent sojourn to such a mela at Bandra in Mumbai.

Embroidered and appliqued bedspreads

Embossed leather handbag from Shantiniketan

More such bags

Ceramic Napkin-holders, pots and mugs

Cute leather purses

Orissa Patachitra

Stool made of clay

An earthen elephant with an intricate work

Giraffe, dogs, frogs,tortoise....

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