Oil Paintings

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.

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Cross Stitch patterns

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.

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Lanyard

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 lanyard

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Kolams – Rice flour patterns

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.

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Arabic Mehendi

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.

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Navrathri Clay Dolls – Golu

Navrathri is one of the popular festivals of South India. During Navrathri, golu is displayed in houses. Golu is an exhibition of dolls – primarily of Gods and Goddesses arranged in ‘steps’ setup. Generally, these dolls are setup to depict mythology. Each day of golu has a significance, and is associated to a goddess. The three primary

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An Art called Mehendi

Mehendi – this is one of the traditions which loved and cherished by any woman. Mehendi is a shrub which gives a beautiful red hue colour to one’s hands when ground and applied on to. There are various forms of Mehendi designs such as Indian mehendi

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