Wednesday, September 08, 2010

kitschy goodies...

Whenever we drive out of Bangalore during our many weekend getaways, we make a quick stop at Channapatna, a small town famous for it's wooden toys & lacquerware. Every time we manage to find something interesting:-)
During our trip to Masinagudi few weeks back, we did out customary stop at Channapatna, my eyes fell on these button-like boxes with Indian Kitsch painting. It was instant love.
Such a familiar scenery that one gets to see painted on trucks and on auto-rickshaws in India.
Oh yes! Taj Mahal had to be there...
I am amazed at the lovely art and crafts in India.
If you are driving out of Bangalore sometime, do stop by at Channapatna, you won't be disappointed:-)

Have a great festive weekend everyone!

19 comments:

Patricia Torres said...

oh.. these are gorgeous.. I'd fall in love with them instantly as well.. Those boxes are an excellent gift... :-)

~mE said...

i love the toothpick heads. I always buy when i pass by :)

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

How cute, they would make lovely gifts!

Sudha said...

lovely..never been to the town but would love to visit it for the toys at least..these boxes are so pretty

notyet100 said...

have seen the toys,..:-) these boxes look cute too

Swati Seth said...

pretty, pretty :)

Would you have contact details of any artisan (wooden toys & lacquerware) at Channapatna?

Shweta Sharan said...

Hi Archana,

I had mailed you, don't know if you had received my mail. Just to confirm, your email address is archanasr_2000@yahoo.com?

Best,
Shweta Sharan

Purnima@a creative project said...

beautiful finds..!!

Arch at Rang said...

Thanks all:-)

Yes,, we picked up a few for gifting and few for us:-)

Shweta Saran~ Sorry, haven't received any mail from you.
Yes archanasr_2000@yahoo.com is my email.

Rekha said...

I love channapatna stuff too, always pick up something when I pass by the place..

Bedazzled said...

lovely stuff.. we get similar boxes here in chennai in exhibitions.. but the variety is always limited..

Moon to Moon said...

wow, these are lovely!

Susan Erickson said...

Very beautiful! I would love one!...or a dozen....

sugirtha said...

I always loved to visit this place and see those lovely wooden pieces...These are lovely!

Anpu said...

Lovely Archana...Your new finds are so beautiful!! I picked up many in my last trip to Bangalore, some for my home and some as Haldi Kumkum gifts. My small way of spreading this rich craft...thank for sharing

Jan said...

They're so pretty as a decorative touch, nice find...

dining room tables said...

This is going to be a very beautiful gift! I love the colors and the design! It looked so unqiue!

Asha said...

This is my stop too, enroute mysore.
lovely workshops and good mechanical toys for kids too. My heart misses a beat whenever i see any channapatna wooden toys at a craft mela. lovely photos.

Prachee Kapoor said...

these are beautiful, thanks for sharring them, i hope the similar style come as fridge magnets too?