One of the precious metals used for making ornaments is Silver. Due to its chemical properties, this metal finds its use in various industries, one of them being the Jewelry industry. For many years silver has been used for making ornaments and utensils. Silver utensils were predominantly used by the royals in olden days. Even these days, silver ware is quite popular and used for special occasions.Read More »
A very warm hello and a Happy Diwali to all the readers! I hope this festive time is real fun for al...
For a few years now, we have been seeing interesting ways to decorate diyas to deck up your home dur...
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A semi-circular kundan rangoli mat is made using white and red rhinestones, some paisley shaped embe...
Nail art is gaining popularity among women and they also go in for different styles such as konad nail art too. Many women however restrict nail art to finger nails and generally toe nails are less cared for. Nail art designs when applied on toe nails make your feet look pampered and beautiful. Lets see how…Read More »
Tattoos are designs or marks which are made on the skin using a special ineradicable ink. Tattoo designs have been in existence for more than 3 centuries. Tattoos are made by people primarily for decorative purposes and in some cases for skin marking.Read More »
Silk textiles are very popular and considered one of the richest fabrics. Silk fabric traces back its roots to the land of China where the emperors and empresses adorned themselves with this fabric which made it more of a luxury fabric. The cost of producing, dyeing and weaving the fabric makes silk textiles quite expensive.Read More »
Stained Glass painting is a form of painting which could be done on things we see or use every day and could also be used to enhance the beauty of decorative items. This form of painting could be seen inRead More »
Oil painting is one of the oldest painting techniques which has been practiced by artists over centuries. Oil paints are made by mixing pigments as per requirement and then mixing with the suitable oils. In early days, oil paints which are now termed as earthy colors were formed to bring out the colors of the earth.Read More »
Cross stitch is a type of embroidery in which stitches are made in ‘+’ or ‘x’ shape. This is one of the oldest forms of embroidery designing and has since its inception gone through various changes and has given birth to various forms of cross stitching.Read More »
Lanyard is a rope which is generally worn around one’s neck to carry an item to avoid losing it. Lanyards were originally used by naval officers and by the armed forces. It is quite common to see a traffic policeman or a security guard wearing a lanyardRead More »
Jewelry has been popular among women for ages – over the decades jewelry which was once used for adornment of oneself has transformed itself into an icon of personal identity. With a piece of jewelry, one can make a fashionRead More »
Embroidery is an art which is made in cloth or such other materials using thread. This art has been pursued by many over centuries and in those times silk threads and yarn was prominently used for embroidery. The roots of this art trace back toRead More »
Nail art adds beauty to your hands. Nail art could be paintings of small designs and could also be stones and other three-dimensional figures stuck on the nail polish or nail paint which has already been applied on the nails.Read More »
Kolams are drawings/patterns made on the floor. Kolams are considered auspicious, a symbol of prosperity and are drawn near the entrance of houses in India. This tradition is followed over the ages. Kolams are drawn with rice flour mixed with a powder called Kolam powder to make it convenient for drawing the kolams.Read More »
One of the glorious art forms that flourish till day is Tanjore painting (Thanjavur Oviyam). This type of painting originated in around 1600 AD in Thanjavur, a town in South India. The then rulers of Thanjavur, the Nayakas encouraged this art form and has since been regarded as a royal art.Read More »
Mehendi is the application of a paste of henna leaves on hands and feet. Mehendi is applied on through the use of cones filled with the paste. Beautiful intricate patterns are drawn during special occasions.Read More »
Sculptures are artworks which are made by carving out solid materials. Generally these could be stone,metal, wood or such hard substance. This art form is ancient and various temples and archaeological evidences suggest the primitiveness of this art form. The ancient sculptures were primarilyRead More »