Shubho Bijoya… Happy Dussehera… Shubh Vijayadashmi to all of you!


Shubho Bijoya… Happy Vijayadashmi

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Holy Cow!!! Dancing peacock, Aman ki aasha and what not… Only at Dilli Haat


This cow stands still as we enter the Dilli Haat situated near INA market in New Delhi.

Dilli-haat in INA, New Delhi is place worth visiting. It is a place where I have spent many summer evenings over a cup of coffee or chilled fruit beer. These pictures are from 2010 when an Indian News Paper Times of India was running its “Aman Ki Aasha” campaign (a campaign to bring the artists of India and Pakistan together).

This statue of a cow standing in front of entrance says a lot about India – the country obsessed with Cows, elephants, snakes and of course The Bollywood. The posterior of the cow has a fine depiction of lord Ganesha – Indian Deity of good luck.The trunk has a painting of lord Shiva- the god of creation and destruction; lord Shiva stands still on the cow’s trunk with his wife ‘Parwati’ – the mother of all goddesses. Rest of the cow’s body is covered by all Bollywood hunks and sweeties who have been our sweet hearts even after delivering one flop followed by another. What I don’t understand is how a statue of a painted cow is relevant to Indo-Pak peace mission!!! Anyway, never mind since I like this “Holy Cow”.

The Peacock hanging at Dilling Haat – Made by artisans in Rajasthan, Jaipur. These peacock wall hangings are made of plaster of paris, colored by artisans of Jaipur, Rajasthan in India. These artists were visiting Dilli Haat for a month and they have put up a stall in a sunny corner of Dilli Haat market.

Since it was festive season and Diwali was around, these Torans or door decor were high on sale. There were various kinds of wall decor, from small size corner decor to big size door hangings. I loved them all and wanted to bring along. Unfortunately, I don’t have enough storage space so I manged buying twenty of them. These Torans or Door decors will be up for sale on my website soon.

Torans or Door Decor made by Gujrat artisans – were on sale at Dilli Haat

New jewelry at our store


Just added some new jewelry in my collection. This all is done by artisans from Jaipur, Rajasthan in India.

These are big size enameled Jhumka hand made by Indian artisans. These are smart casuals and can be worn with any Indian or western dress. Best suited for an Indian or Bollywood style wedding.

 

Jhumkas at desicraftshop.com

available at desicraftshop.com

Available at Desicraftshop.com

Available at Desicraftshop.com

Hand colored enameled or meenakari Jhumkas

available at Desicraftshop.com

Hand colored enameled or meenakari Jhumkas

Available at Desicraftshop.com

Available at Desicraftshop.com

A Trip to National Museum New Delhi


We were visiting National Museum in New Delhi and clicked few awesome pictures there.

Statues made of sand and soil, later baked in furnaces : Handmade statues from 18th century

ImageA fine depiction of Madhubani art using limestone powder and chalkImage

Extremely fine depiction of Madhubani paintings: A hut shows popular mixed media paintings from 18th ce

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This is how civilized people in 18th century started storing their fuel. These are discs made of cow and buffalo dung, dried under the sun, stored for future use during rainy season. The outer wall of each storage tells the story of fine arts existed in 17th – 18th century.Image

Storage and cooking pots made of metals like iron, brass and copper : The civilized human was socializing  and families loved to cook food together.Image

These are the bullock carts from various places in India : People invented their own design according to their convenience and usefulness of the cart.ImageA bullock cart from the 19th century : The design is still popular among villagers to carry stuff and people from one place to another. Shade to protect themselves from the sun.