Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Shaam-e-Sarhad- A Rural Resort.

Shaam-e-Sarhad translated means 'sunset at the border'. This resort is a joint venture between Ministry of Tourism India and the United Nations.

Using the material available in plenty in this region- MUD, the artisans from the village of Hodka (Bhuj, Gujarat) have created this beautiful ecological & aesthetic architectural splendor.

The public sitting area in different levels is highlighted with various earthy colours.
This region is famous for it's 'Leeppan Kaam'-Mud-Mirror murals and 'Chittar Kaam'-Mud paintings. These have been used extensively in all the circular huts called the 'Bhungas'

Bright coloured fabric on the deck chairs.
Inside view of the 'Bhungas'. (Check out the floor to ceiling headboard in mud.)

A combination of traditional mirror work and modern bathroom fittings.

A canopy of brightly coloured fabrics form the ceiling and monochromatic earth colours form the dining area below.

(Images from Better Interiors- Feb2007)


Maryam in Marrakesh said...

Where are you? Have you stopped blogging?

Archana Srinivas Pottery said...

Hi Maryam,
Thanks for stopping I haven't stopped blogging.

I am in the process of figuring out how to manage the 3 blogs & a Flickr account that I have started...;-)

Need to pull my self out of this lethargical contemplative state and start posting...thanks for the wake up call...;-)