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Usha Iyer, #artist, #designer and very loved #educator is extremely busy keeping her family and friends feeling loved and wanted 😍This is what she writes for the world: “It's been a time of revision...and documentation of my mother’s #kolams
Using #traditional #motifs has merged with my regular style of #drawing #Brassware, is integral to my house.So much that I can't think of a day at home without them shining& smiling up at me.For a person born in #Kolkata &living in #Delhi since 1977, the
#Tamilian in me seems to have emerged in the last few weeks. Be it in the music, food or the language we speak at home now!”
Thank you Usha ♥️♥️♥️
#museum #museumfromhome #museumweek2020 #artist #designer #designideas #creativity #sharethelove #access #storiesofindia @MuseumWeek Image
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The real heroes who deserve to be celebrated are the skilled crafts communities integral to #preservation #conservation of #heritage #sites #monuments and #museums across the world. These are photos from the #NalandaUniversity, a #UNESCO #WorldHeritageSite in #Bihar in 2013
Here, when we had gone on a research trip as the Bihar Museum #design team, we had found #craftsmen making bricks and sculptures to help in the restoration of the 1500 year old site. We thought this was extremely imp as the process was similar ImageImageImageImage
I had suggested that this process be filmed and displayed as part of ‘continuing traditions’ in the new Museum. Thankfully, this was accepted and a film has been made 😊
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Thank you the real heroes, we salute you for your skill and hard work, not just today but everyday 🙏🏽
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The world is passing through a strange situation brought upon by the fear of the #COVIDー19 Most of us are unaware of what it actually means but it has generated a high level of crazy speculation, #stress resulting into a rise in #depression.There is a global #lockdown ImageImageImage
Chelsea reminded that she could share her stories despite being in lockdown and, with her, we had a thrilling journey of erstwhile #Mewar Read more on: varnikadesigns.wordpress.com/2020/04/21/ins…
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The French divided Pondy into the Indian and French Quarter by a canal that cut across it. Even today, when you walk around you notice stark differences in the architecture and in the street names. Read more on: varnikadesigns.wordpress.com/2020/04/03/pon…
#pondicherry @manjuramanan
The French or White Quarter is distinguished by their bright yellow, grey or white villas with high walls, columns, large wooden doors #louvres with straight iron grills.Most of Indian Quarter houses were originally spread out around the #temples &have more #wooden #architecture
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“Best #design is something which works with all of your 5 #senses and is invisible.” Pragati Singhal, #textiledesigner For #Feb, VarnikaDesigns #Instagram takeover was by Pragati. She took us on a Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious ride
Pragati asks: “How often ru aware about the movements/changes around, about the smell of the place or how the air tastes?Do u c the pattern formed by stars or how those flowers attract the bees?
When was the last time u actually tasted ur food?
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VarnikaDesigns started its first social media colab with Suyash Srivastava, Textile Designer. He was completing his project from Siwan in Bihar, one of India’s most sensational states, and gave us live coverage from there.

Read more on: varnikadesigns.wordpress.com/2020/02/11/ins…
His objective when he started the takeover was:”I am looking forward to take the viewers through the lives of #local #people in #Bihar,focusing on their way of living,the types of products they use,things that lead &influence their lives by building a visual experience for them. ImageImageImage
Will also be sharing my personal insight that I have observed while living here over the period of time, what misconceptions we have about rural regions &the golds to pick up as inspiration form their lives and implement in ours”
#access #inclusion #sustainability #architecture ImageImageImage
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#Kumharwada in #Dharavi is a Potter’s colony. Abbas bhai said the #British had settled all potters here since 1921.We visited his #pottery workshop&studio yesterday. He and his brother Yusuf bhai are carrying on 1000years old legacy of #potterymaking in the #Indiansubcontinent ImageImageImageImage
They said they’re originally from #Sindh &for generations have only known pottery making!It would interest you to know that this #creative form existed across early #civilisations globally.This particular group of potters can be linked to the #IndusValleyCivilisation &before
They make pots of all sizes mainly for hotels.I’d met him at a #museum I worked in.yesterday some #young #designers got to spend time with themThat’s #knowledgesharing ain’t it?#handmade #mumbai #art #culture #heritage #history #craft #clay #destress #storiesofindia #travelwithme ImageImageImageImage
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