Exhibition at WTC Mumbai, 9-12 August, 10 30 AM- 7 30 PM

Hello All,
It’s time for our Annual Exhibition and we are delighted and excited to welcome you all to it-

Many of the old favourites are back!

Kota Doriya from Rajasthan

Soof Embroidery ( Left) ?and?Kantha Work ( Right)

Miniature Paintings

Juttis!

And New this year

A new take on Chanderis?

Wooden Craft from Chennapattanam

 

The rapidly vanishing Karavati Tussore

The Gorgeous Chandrakala?

 

These are but a few on display this year at our exhibition at World Trade Centre ,Cuffe Parade, Mumbai. We look forward to seeing you all there.

The exhibition is on from 9th August to 12th August, 10 30 Am to 7 30 PM

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Remembering Padmashri Jivya Soma Mhase

Remembering Padmashri Jivya Soma Mhase

Jivya-Soma-Mashe Warli Art India Karigar Padmashri

Deeply saddened to announce the passing away of one of our pioneer Karigars, Padmashri Jivya Soma Mhase

He will be remembered as the artist who took Warli art to a high aesthetic level.

We offer our heartfelt condolences to his grieving family and pray to give them strength during this difficult time.

So many of us have met Jivya over the years, here is one of our digital partners, Ananth V, who had met him and interacted with Jivya for an entire day, sharing his experience about this amazing artist:

Ananth V:The moment you mention the words WARLI ART, the first name that comes to our minds is,Jivya Soma Mhase. I met him and his humbleness coupled with his creative grandeur and simplicity was simply mesmerising. Such a loving, simple, creatively brilliant legend and his attitude towards art, his passion for Warli, his little town, the people, family was instantly and positively contagious.One could feel the passion he had for this form of art just by speaking to him for a few minutes and I was extremely privileged to have had the opportunity to be able to spend the entire day with him and talk to him.

Jivya Soma Mhase was, is and will always live in our hearts. He has made our nation proud. I am deeply saddened to note about his passing and I pray to the almighty to give his family and friends strength to deal with it during this difficult time.

Jivya, you will remain in our hearts forever”

Team Paramparik Karigar

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Mumbai Art and Craft Exhibitions Workshops in Juhu Mumbai by Master Craftsmen

Mumbai Art and Craft Exhibitions Workshops in Juhu Mumbai by Master Craftsmen

 

 

Mr. Nareshkumar is helping in making the earth better place by creating eco-friendly handmade stationery items which are visually appealing and fun to use. Below are some of his collections.

Insights from the Paramparik Karigar Committee itself.

Live with participants from our exhibitions and workshops

Some of the participants are sharing their experiences at the live textile workshop

Live leather Work workshop
Devjibhai

Phad Painting work at Paramparik Karigar exhibition in Mumbai

Leather embroidery from our highly accomplished Karigars.

Phad Painting work at the Paramparik Karigar exhibition in Mumbai.

Check out this amazing Mural art form originating from Kerala with our master craftsmen at the Paramparik Karigar exhibition in Mumbai.

Check these amazing pieces of work on show at the Paramparik Karigar exhibition in Mumbai.

Our expert karigar giving us an understanding of the Tarkashi art.

Let?s have a look at what the Karigars have got in store for us.

Sat Narayan with collaboration with his wife is into the art of silver and stone jewellery. They are based from Himachal Pradesh, his wife is into this artwork from childhood.

Javed Abdul who has an amazing art of making handmade carpets which has a mixture of cotton and wool. He got this art from his family tradition where his dad and grandfather were master craftsmen of this art.

D.Vaikuntam Nakash a national level artist and his son Rakesh a state level artist for Cherial Paintings. The Cherial Painting art is running in the family blood for generations. There are Cherial paintings of his ancestor whose painting is displayed in museums in London.

Mr. A.M.Raju is sculpting varieties of sculpture in bronze form the year 1986. The sculptures are themed and based on Hindu mythology and inspired by ancient stories.

Who could imagine, that one could create such beautiful lamps and artifacts from a vegetable? Jagathram introduced this innovative technique of using BOTTLE GOURD to create such wonderful objects.

Devjibhai Punjabbhai Nizar, is an artist who handicrafts leather jooties and bags. Each of these are intricately detailed and handstitched.

Mr.Vijay Kumar And Mohan Verma, a father and son duo who is into Sanjhi art. This art work is hailing from Uttar Pradesh. They use handmade scissors and Sanjhi paper to make this art.

Meet Mr.Deepak Sankit a national award winner who is into Meenakari work. This artwork runs in the family for about 350 years.

Miss. Kushbhu Pandith Carrying the legacy of her father, who is a Padmashree awardee, creating some of the wonderful Ceramic Creations. She is also a National Award winner for her achievement in her field.

Hailing from the rural part of the Jharkhand Parwati Soni makes some of the beautiful Jewellery for Silver. Have look at some of his handmade creations

Kumbhar Mohd Husain with the support of his family makes some beautiful pottery which can be used in daily life.
Below are the some of picture of his creations.

Mr. Kunal Salunkhe has been carrying his ancestor’s traditional concept of handmade Kolapuri Chappals with modern twists. It is refreshing to see today’s generation carrying our Indian tradition with so much passion and taking it to the next level. Check out what Mr. Kunal Salunke to say about it.

Mumbai Art and Craft Exhibitions Workshops in Juhu Mumbai by Master Craftsmen

 

 

Mr. Nareshkumar is helping in making the earth better place by creating eco-friendly handmade stationery items which are visually appealing and fun to use. Below are some of his collections.

Insights from the Paramparik Karigar Committee itself.

Live with participants from our exhibitions and workshops

Some of the participants are sharing their experiences at the live textile workshop

Live leather Work workshop
Devjibhai

Phad Painting work at Paramparik Karigar exhibition in Mumbai

Leather embroidery from our highly accomplished Karigars.

Phad Painting work at the Paramparik Karigar exhibition in Mumbai.

Check out this amazing Mural art form originating from Kerala with our master craftsmen at the Paramparik Karigar exhibition in Mumbai.

Check these amazing pieces of work on show at the Paramparik Karigar exhibition in Mumbai.

Our expert karigar giving us an understanding of the Tarkashi art.

Let?s have a look at what the Karigars have got in store for us.

Sat Narayan with collaboration with his wife is into the art of silver and stone jewellery. They are based from Himachal Pradesh, his wife is into this artwork from childhood.

Javed Abdul who has an amazing art of making handmade carpets which has a mixture of cotton and wool. He got this art from his family tradition where his dad and grandfather were master craftsmen of this art.

D.Vaikuntam Nakash a national level artist and his son Rakesh a state level artist for Cherial Paintings. The Cherial Painting art is running in the family blood for generations. There are Cherial paintings of his ancestor whose painting is displayed in museums in London.

Mr. A.M.Raju is sculpting varieties of sculpture in bronze form the year 1986. The sculptures are themed and based on Hindu mythology and inspired by ancient stories.

Who could imagine, that one could create such beautiful lamps and artifacts from a vegetable? Jagathram introduced this innovative technique of using BOTTLE GOURD to create such wonderful objects.

Devjibhai Punjabbhai Nizar, is an artist who handicrafts leather jooties and bags. Each of these are intricately detailed and handstitched.

Mr.Vijay Kumar And Mohan Verma, a father and son duo who is into Sanjhi art. This art work is hailing from Uttar Pradesh. They use handmade scissors and Sanjhi paper to make this art.

Meet Mr.Deepak Sankit a national award winner who is into Meenakari work. This artwork runs in the family for about 350 years.

Miss. Kushbhu Pandith Carrying the legacy of her father, who is a Padmashree awardee, creating some of the wonderful Ceramic Creations. She is also a National Award winner for her achievement in her field.

Hailing from the rural part of the Jharkhand Parwati Soni makes some of the beautiful Jewellery for Silver. Have look at some of his handmade creations

Kumbhar Mohd Husain with the support of his family makes some beautiful pottery which can be used in daily life.
Below are the some of picture of his creations.

Mr. Kunal Salunkhe has been carrying his ancestor’s traditional concept of handmade Kolapuri Chappals with modern twists. It is refreshing to see today’s generation carrying our Indian tradition with so much passion and taking it to the next level. Check out what Mr. Kunal Salunke to say about it.

Mr. Nareshkumar is helping in making the earth better place by creating eco-friendly handmade stationery items which are visually appealing and fun to use. Below are some of his collections.

Originating from the state of Rajasthan, Miniature painiting is a fine,intricate art which depicts stories. Gopal Prasad Sharma, a National Award Winner creates these paintings which are a visual treat to the eye.

Pleasure to have National Award-winning Miniature Painting artist Mr. Tulsidas Nimbark in our ongoing Art and Craft Exhibition at Mumbai.
Below are the pictures of some of the beautiful creations by him.

With 40 years of experience and State Awardee, Bharat Bhushan is a mastercraftsmen who excels in Pipli work. He believes that any story which comes to your mind can be portrayed through Pipli art.

National Award, State Award and Shilpa Guru Award winner , Mohammad Ayyub carves intricate blocks from Sheesham wood. The blocks are then sprinkled with Multani Mitti. It takes a year to complete the entire process.

The tribal art of Maharashtra, Warli painting was innovatively displayed at the Paramparik Karigar exhibiton by traditional folk artist Anil Vangad. He has inherited this creative skill from his grandmother.

Live Daboo printing. Final part.

Live Arts & Craft

Live Daboo Printing

We are LIVE from the event!

We are LIVE, are you ready!
We will be going Live with Facebook Live too…. Very soon now! Stay tuned.
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Curtain Raiser for TEXTILE Exhibitions in Mumbai starting on 20th April 2018

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Best wishes and congratulations to our Karigar, Ashraf Hasan

Best wishes and congratulations to our Karigar, Ashraf Hasan

The award has been bestowed by the prestigious Surajkund Mela Authority- Kala Mani to our Karigar Ashraf Hasan, Rajasthan

 

We wish him great success and an amazing year with many more accolades to come.

Karigar, Ashraf Hasan surajkund mela authority kala mani

Karigar, Ashraf Hasan surajkund mela authority kala mani

 

 

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Paramparik Karigar Travels to Surajkund

We at PK often go on craft sourcing trips as one of our goals is to revive and nurture disappearing crafts. These are usually week-long trips that take our teams into interior parts of the country. This tone PK decided to take a mini-trip to the Surajkund mela, for long the Mecca for all crafts.

When we landed in Delhi, the city was hanging on to the last fingers of Winter. That for us Mumbaikars, was the perfect weather. The mornings and nights were pleasantly chilly and the days warm without being hot.

We stopped to smell the flowers! Delhi-in-an-it’s-almost-spring-bloom

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The mela ?boasted of more than a 1000 stalls but was quite a disappointment, with more commercial establishments getting exposure there than genuine karigars.That is not to say that there were no good or genuine karigars, On the contrary, we even spotted two of our own!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There were others too, many of the award winners- miniature artists, wood carvers, mat weaving, Tarakshi work, enamel work, and of course weavers too. Do not be surprised if some of them become part of the PK family.

Some Scenes from the Mela

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A Sanganeri Story

It’s a winter afternoon and we are off, a friend and I, travelling south, leaving the city of Jaipur behind. But, barely twenty minutes into the ride, our driver pulls up on the side of the road and calls the number of our craftsman.
“We have crossed Gnadha Nala, ( Dirty canal),” he says.

We had just crossed a bridge with what looks like a creek running under it.?Almost immediately,a young boy in glasses runs up and directs our car. We turn into a dirt track and then the car stops at tiny courtyard. Vehicles can go no farther. We get off and I see Santhosh Kumar Dhanopia, a welcoming smile on his face.

We follow him into another lane that has the homes sitting almost on top of it with the doors opening right in to it. What should have looked anachronistic looks right at home here.?Dhanopia’s workshop is near the end of the lane.
“We work on the ground floor and live on the first,” he says, the significance of which would strike me only much later.
The workshop is a large room, with a tall ceiling and long work benches. Yards of fabric are stretched over these benches. There are workmen diligently printing over these with hand held blocks, Today they are working on Yellow.

 

 

 

 

 

 

We meet Santhosh Kumar’s brother there, ?also is a block printer.
“How does this block printing work?” I ask.
“First we choose the cloth, which we buy directly from weavers. This yellow fabric you see is cotton from South India.”
“Then we decide on the specific design and the colours we want to put in it.”
“The printing process starts with printing the outline of the design.”
“Once the outline is done, we print over it, one element of the design at a time, for every part of the design that we want in a different colour.”
“So in this design, first we printed the over-all flower . Then we printed green leaves, now they are doing the red buds and so on till we finish.”
“Do you know, this is actually not green but a shade of blue? That it becomes this green-blue after printing?”

Seamlessly, flawlessly, like the designs on their cloth, the two brothers pick up the story as each one lets off and we no longer know who told us what.

Two little boys run into the room. The elder one is Santhosh Kumar’s son, the one who guided us on the road and the younger one, his brother’s child.
“I saw you in Mumbai at the exhibition,” the elder one tells me.
“You recognise me?” I wonder aloud. ?”Of course.” He’s scornful and I am flattered .
“Will he come into the craft?” I ask.
“He’s already learning.” is the proud reply
“And the younger one?”
“Of course. We cannot let our skill die out,” is their answer and I get a glimpse of the artists’ soul.

I comment on the hundreds of blocks crammed on shelves that cover an entire wall, shelves that resemble the bookcase of demented booklover.

 

They get animated and generously share their blocks with me

Look at this one. See how small the designs are.?( this is a zoomed-in image, of course)

And this one is more than a hundred years old. Our grandfather’s.

This won me (Santhosh Kumar Dhanopia) an award.

We also have have blocks that depict our everyday village life. Like this , a paanihari.

(and I am reminded of the importance of water-bearer in this desert landscape.)

Here’s another – The saanpera and nag. ( the snake charmer and the cobra)

We normally work only with wood. But recently we made this one with brass, see. The design was too intricate and we will be using it a lot, The wood disintegrates . So we used brass to carve out the pattern.

There is only one man making these blocks. The new block makers don’t want to make intricate ones. When this block maker passes on, this kind of blocks will come to an end, they say.

That leads, naturally, to preservation of the blocks.

” In refined oil. Earlier we use to Ghani oil but now we find it easier to use refined oil. They are soaked in int for a period of six months after which they are taken into use. From the oil tub to the colouring trays.”
They show me the trays of colours that are near the printing table.?Colours are made form minerals, mud and vegetable dyes. These are the colours we are currently working with- red and blue.

“Come , let go see the finised products,” they say and takes us to the adjoining studio

We cross the front porch to get there. A large Belgium shepherd, almost the size of a tiny pony, is tethered there, imposing in a red coat, a nod to the weather. But Jack is so house-broken, he barely flicks us a glance.

The studio is filled with textiles. Santhosh and his family work with khadhi, cottons, mulmul, silk-cottons and tussars. He makes yardage, sarees, stoles and dupattas. He also dabbles in bagru and dabu but Sanganer block prints are his speciality,

A typical sanganer print

His award winning design. The design is too intricate for my camera to do it any justice but I share a long-view of it anyway.

A ?design ?and it’s ?scaled down version .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And a black-white-red one that caught my eye

His mother comes by. She used to do block printing too, we learn. A little later , the father comes by, who also used to print. But the parents, like their ?forfathers , used to do block printing in their apsare time. Now the Dhanopis brothers are engaged ?in it full itme. The boys drop in and we learn that the ?little 12 year ofd has just started to learn

His part of the fabric :

“It was wonderful to have you,” they say as we leave,. I mutter inanaites ,not having the words to thank him for letting me have a glimpse of ?a world where tradition, art and history, entwined in the fabric of Family, come alive every single day..

Santhosh Kumar Dhanopia lives and works at

29, Ganesh Colony

Sanga Setu Road

Sangaer , Jaipur 302029

Ph: + 91 9887788434

 

by Maya Sharma Sriram.?

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Happy New Year and Welcome 2018

Happy New Year and Welcome 2018

Wishing all of you a very HAPPY NEW YEAR and a Warm Welcome to 2018

Welcome 2018 Happy New Year

Welcome 2018 Happy New Year

Welcome 2018 happy new year

Welcome 2018 Happy New Year

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Merry Christmas

Wishing all our Dear Friends a Merry Christmas filled with Happiness, Joy, Love and Bliss

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Introduction by Mrs Ratna Krishna Kumar

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