Tag: Ancient Art

Chamba Rumal: Lesser-known art of Himalayan embroidery by royalties Art / Handicraft

For most of us, a handkerchief is a mere accessory of daily use. But in Chamba, a mountainous town in Himachal Pradesh, it is an integral part of the local heritage, history, and art. The art of making Chamba Rumal (means handkerchief) dates back to the 17th century. Back then, the Himalayan embroidery was done on two to four square feet piece of cloth by...

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Bengaluru man upcycles trash, old posters into ancient art pieces Art / Handicraft

To preserve ancient crafts and traditions, Raahul Khadaliya, Bengaluru-based artist started a design company called Studio ABCD in 2011. He and his team of four upcycle old posters as well as other waste materials to create ancient art pieces. Most artworks are designed using age-old block printing technique. From decorative objects to practical office accessories, the firm creates almost everything that you need on daily...

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70-year-old man trying to keep ancient art of bone carving alive Art / Handicraft

Bone carving is a pre-historic art form of sculpting animal bones, particularly antlers and horns, into ornamental decor pieces, statues, musical instruments and other useful objects. However, with the changing times and things easily available online, urban people have forgotten this age-old art form. But Abrar Ahmad, a 70-year-old man from Uttar Pradesh, is still trying to keep the ancient art of bone carving alive.