Come Knocking
Architectural Details / Craft / Curator / Door Knockers / Doors / Everyday Objects / Indira Barve / London / Metal / Ornamentation / Photography / Traces of Life / Wood / Wrought Iron

Come Knocking

Door Knockers add character to any door, it is a feature that carries the characters of the culture and how you know on a door. Some countries don’t have door knockers, only door bolts, does that say anything about them, like minimalist or ‘use your hand or voice’ ? More Images here http://indirabarve.wix.com/the-design-act#!photography/cb6a Advertisements Continue reading

Sunny Art Fair day
Art Fair / Ceramics / Craft / Curating Design / Curator / Haarlemmermeer / Hoofddorp / Indira Barve / Materials / Metal / Netherlands / Photography / Storytelling

Sunny Art Fair day

The Art fair was unlike the usual Dutch mood, it was vibrant with colour, post-modern fun forms, bling sometime bordering on Kitsch, and who am I kidding there was Kitsch around too. The Artist’s themselves were warm, inviting and shared their experiences, even though some dint speak English well, and my Dutch is not worth … Continue reading

Persian Ceramics and other objects : National Museum Iran
Ceramics / Ceramics / Craft / Curator / Development of Pottery -1 / Iran / Museum / National Museum of Iran / Persian Civilisation / Photography / Pottery / Stone Columns / Tehran / Travel

Persian Ceramics and other objects : National Museum Iran

In 2006 I visited Tehran, as I stepped out of the airport the smell reminded me of India. There is much in common here with India, in the hospitality, traffic, colours and the way of people, putting aside the religion. There is a certain pride that the people take in their history, even though everything … Continue reading

Treasure of Teapots – Meissen 1720 to 1760
Ceramics / Craft / Curating Design / Curator / design process / Everyday Objects / Indira Barve / Nature / Porzellan Manufaktur Meissen / Pottery / Teapots

Treasure of Teapots – Meissen 1720 to 1760

Tea pots are fascinating and complex form of pottery, the form can be experimented with to give a a variety of charming, and sometimes surprising results. In this series ‘Treasure of Teapots’ I will be sharing with you the tea pots I found at Rijks Museum, Amsterdam. All photographs are courtesy of Rijks Museum and … Continue reading

Indian Textiles – Paithani Sari
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Indian Textiles – Paithani Sari

Paithani is a variety of sari, named after the Paithan region in Maharashtra a state in India, where they are woven by hand. Yeola is another center for weaving Paithani in Maharashtra. Made from very fine silk, it is considered as one of the richest saris in Maharashtra. Paithani evolved from a cotton base to … Continue reading