Rang Decor has seen Karthik Vaidyanathan share his creative space with it's readers, start his new venture Varnam~ Colors for your home and now he is back with his full fledged exhibition showcasing traditional crafts of Channapatna that are made relevant in today's times and have a strong utilitarian value in our everyday life.
'Gubbi Series' Paper weights.
The 'Channapatnaiks' bottle stoppers.
'Kuruvi Series' Paper Roll Dispenser.
Karthik states, "It was over two years ago, on a road trip to Mysore, when I had stopped by at a little toy-shop along the streets of this little town called Channapatna. I came away fascinated. Little did I know then, that I would be so closely linked with this beautiful craft form in the coming years."
Kuruvi Series' Wall Hooks.
'Four Little Chefs' Napkin and Card Holder.
'Three Little Piggies on a bus' hanger.
Salt & Pepper Shakers.
Varnam, his own social enterprise has been working with a group of talented crafts-women (for over a year now) to try and revisit this craft that was traditionally known for making toys.
Do drop by and see these vibrant Channapatna beauties at
The Channapatna Swirl~ Re-imagining the Channapatna Craft.
at Showcase @ No.1 Shanthi Road, Bangalore.
on October 19th to 21st, 2012
11 am to 8 pm and the grand opening on 18th October at 6.30 pm.
You can also join Varnam's Event page on Facebook.
(Images by Varnam)