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...
Art / Design / Handicraft
Nature meets sportswear in the series of embroidered brand logos by Iceland-based artist James Merry. Adding nature’s touch to famous brand logos, the creative artist puts delicate floral stitching over sharp lines of sports logos such as Nike, FILA, Puma, Umbro and more.
In this tech-savvy world, digital games seem to have completely displaced the ancient Indian board game. Before the video games and play stations, kids used to play board games like Snake and Ladder, Ludo, Chauka Bara, etc. These traditional games were not played just to kill the time, but also to improve memory, counting skills, as well as, sharpen one’s strategic skills. Now, a Chennai-based...
Art / Handicraft
The creative embroidery artists have no limits, they can make various colourful designs on any fabric, presenting stupendous hoop art to the world. But Polish artist Justyna Wolodkiewicz takes this art form to the whole new level that one couldn’t even imagine. The self-taught embroidery artist and clay illustrator makes one-of-a-kind 3D embroidery creations using polymer clay.
Artists / Handicraft / Painting
Don’t be fooled by this colourful picture, it is not painted using water colours. It is actually a beautiful thread painting by Meko Gelashvili, a 23-year-old Georgia-based embroidery artist. She is a very skilled needlewoman, who defines herself as an embroidery lover and often paints stunning landscapes using needle and thread.