Monday, December 10, 2012

Baba Kharak Singh Marg of New Delhi : The Treasure Trove of Indian Arts & Crafts




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If you love India's exclusive ethnic handicrafts, and handloom / hand-printed / hand-embroidered textiles, hand-woven silk & woolen carpets, of every region of India, and if you are dying to purchase these items, while touring India's National Capital New Delhi, without a second thought just go to the State Emporia Complex on Baba Kharak Singh Marg of Connaught Place. This Road is the hub of irresistible ethnic arts, crafts, textiles & carpets of this culturally rich & vibrant country.

Baba Kharak Singh Marg has the Indian State Government run Emporia of all States of India, where you get the choicest , most authentic & exclusive ethnic handicrafts of every region of India, that are simply difficult to resist.


Tanjore Paintings, Swamimalai Bronze icons & Nachiarkoil Brass lamps  mesmerize you at Poompuhar, the Tamil Nadu Government Emporium. 

Those interested in exquisite silks should go to Cauvery, the Karnataka Government Emporium. At Cauvery , you get mind blowing collection of lovely handcrafted Rosewood furniture , Sandalwood and Shivani Wood Carving Statues as well that are the speciality of Karnataka state. 

Amrapali, the Bihar Government Emporium, is famous for Madhubani paintings, while Rajasthali, the Rajasthan emporium, and Gurjari, the Gujarat emporium, are popular destinations for printed cottons, miniature paintings and Kundan Jadau jewellery. You shouldn’t miss the lovely Jaipur Blue Pottery at Rajasthali and captivativating Sankhaeda furniture at Gurjari as well.

You get intoxicating Darjeeling tea at Manjusha, the West Bengal Government Emporium, and mesmerizing Maheshwari and Chanderi Sarees at Mrignayani, the Madhya Pradesh Government Emporium. Manjusha is also popular for its lovely handloom silk and cotton saris –like,Taant, Dhakai, Baatik, Jamdani, Kantha, Baluchari and Swarnachuri

The three - storeyed Tripura Government Emporium called Purbasha is jam-packed with beautiful handcrafted stuffs  made of locally grown bamboo and cane. 

Then, there is Kairali, the State Government Emporium of Kerala and Lepakshi, the Andhra Pradesh Government Emporium. Kairali has varieties of handicrafts made of Rosewood & banana fibre & Lepakshi has beaitiful collections of Kalamkari Paintings, Venkatagiri Sarees & Narayanpet Sarees.

Rajiv Gandhi Handicrafts Bhavan, right next to the Emporia Complex, houses stores that sell paper products, rural handicrafts, etc.

Entering these Emporia in Delhi is an irresistible  feast to the eyes of the visitors and it’s very difficult to resist the urge to grab loads of these curios of India, while leaving India.

Here is small selection of stunningly beautiful Arts & Crafts of India for those who madly love & adore India & its rich cultural heritage:

Saraswathi : Shivani Wood Carving of Karnataka

Brass Lamp of Karnataka
Nataraja :: Chola Bronze Icon of Tanjore
Brass Lamp of Karnataka
Goddess Parvathi : Shivani Wood Carving of Karnataka
Krishna : Shivani Wood Carving of Karnataka
Bhogashakthi : Chola Bronze Icon of Tanjore
Tanjore Painting
Parvathi : Chola Bronze Icon of Tanjore
Tanjore Painting

Kutthu Vilakku (Brass Lamp) of Tanjore, Tamil Nadu
Bhogashakthi : Chola Bronze Icon of Tanjore
Krishna : Chola Bronze Icon of Tanjore
Brass Lamp of Tanjore, Tamil Nadu
God Brahma with Goddess Saraswathi :Tanjore Painting
Bhogashakthi : Chola Bronze Icon of Tanjore


Tanjore Painting
Rosewood Dining Pooja Mantapa  of Karnataka
Clay Dolls of Krishnanagar in West Bengal
                                         

Garden Umbrella : Applique Work / Patch Work of Orissa

Rosewood Round Table of Karnataka
Clay Dolls of Krishnanagar in West Bengal
                                               
Garden Umbrella : Applique Work / Patch Work of Orissa

Clay Dolls of Krishnanagar in West Bengal
                                               

Rosewood Dining Table of Karnataka

  ( Clay Dolls of Krishnanagar in West Bengal )
Rosewood Dining Table of Karnataka

Garden Umbrella : Applique Work / Patch Work of Orissa
Hindu God Krishna : Shivaniwood Craft of Karnataka

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