Friday, November 26, 2010

A Hundred Hands...

A Hundred Hands is a nonprofit trust based in Bangalore, India.

Their vision is to create a world that celebrates the pleasure of handmade crafts in our homes and daily lives.

'The Handmade Collective' A showcase and sale of all things handmade is on and I had an opportunity to drop by yesterday and enjoy the beauty of various handcrafted work.

The gracious Mala Dhawan of A Hundred Hands showed me around and here are few lovely products that I captured from a variety of handmade goodies...
Amazing Aepan painting on tealight holder lamps...
Gift boxes...
'Aepan is a unique craft of the Kumaoni folk , where they use finger nails, originally done on walls. Intricate patterns are made using natural dyes as this craft gets a new lease of life decorating homes and office stationery.'
Christmas gift items by Flower Belles Decorators...
I just loved this idea of having fairy lights decorated with recycled egg crates by eCoexhist...
Eco-friendly Ganesha by eCoexist...Beautiful Sanjhi Art...
'Sanjhi is an art of cutting paper on non metallic surfaces with the help of plied scissors and sharp blades. While this craft flourished since its origin in the lands associate with Krishna, in Mathura and Vrindavan, Uttar Pradesh, today only one family claims to be carrying it forward through it's fifth generation of artists.'
Lush green plants for sale...
Beeswax products...
Hase Chitra, a tribal art form from Shimoga and Karwar district of Karnataka. Usually done on special occasions like weddings etc, now trying to bring it into our modern everyday life by painting on canvas and metal...

It was a great to learn about some very interesting art forms of India, that are being revived by 'A Hundred Hands...'

Do drop by at
A Handmade Collective
24th Nov to 28th Nov. 2010
4, Ashley Road, Behind Hotel Ajanta
off Brunton Cross Road
Bangalore

Do check out their Facebook page for other updates.


(images by Arch

7 comments:

Patricia Torres said...

Oh my.. How lovely!! Love the egg crate craft.. wow!

Sound Horn Please said...

Thanks for the introduction to Sanjhi art. Lovely!

D said...

I love the art of paper cutting but haven't been able to pick up one of those because it's usually priced quite high.

Greeshma said...

I loved the gift boxes!

Preethi said...

Lovely.. Somehow when I looked at those lush green plants in small pots, I got a feeling, u'd have purchased one of those beauties.. :) Eager to see how you've arranged them in ur home.

Arch at Rang said...

Preethi~I didn't pick up any plants:-))

jamuna said...

It looks beautiful, especially the egg crates and the sanjhi art.