Meeting William the Silent- The Hague Series
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Meeting William the Silent- The Hague Series

Three months ago I moved to the Netherlands, having spent one year moving back and forth from India to The Netherlands, till I could pass my Dutch integration test, to get a long term visa,. Having given an integration test and got 94/100 in the history section, I knew more history dates than my Dutch … Continue reading

Metal Craft of Dhokra – India
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Metal Craft of Dhokra – India

Dhokra tortoises[/caption] Looking into craft shops in India, I was fascinated by this metal craft style, and found a well documented blog on Indian crafts ‘Craftcanvas’ http://www.craftcanvas.com/blog/crafts-of-orissa-dhokra-in-dhenkanal Hope you enjoy the this link too The metal work uses wax casts to get the required shapes (black forms are the wax moulds) Images courtesy craftcanvas Continue reading

Making of Leather Lamp Shades.
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Making of Leather Lamp Shades.

Indian Leather Puppetry -2 Puppetry storytelling used to be part of entertainment for the common masses, with the invasion of the television this has changed. The leather puppet makers are no longer making as many puppets, and have started to use their skill to make leather objects such as lamp shades, decorative door hanging, partitions and … Continue reading

M.C.Escher Museum: Exhibition
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M.C.Escher Museum: Exhibition

  Continued from M.C. Escher Museum- Early Works This post expands on Eschers later work, and the exhibition display at the Escher in Het Paleis, The Hague. Exhibitions In February 1924, Escher held his first Dutch exhibition at the Sunflower Gallery in The Hague. His work was extolled in Elsevier’s Monthly of June 1924. Escher … Continue reading

Indian Leather Puppetry -1
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Indian Leather Puppetry -1

Indian tradition and religion has had a significant influence on leather-puppetry, this has been evident from its mention in the two great Hindu epics- the Mahabharata and the Ramayana. Puppetry have been an integral cherished part of the craft of Southern India, which have later been shared with Indonesia. The legacy of this craft can … Continue reading