Silk Paintings – The Heritage Collection

Silk paintings are an exquisite form of art done with delicate precision and advanced technique. Silk paintings are created on white silk. The dyes are painted onto the stretched surface of the silk using a paintbrush. The dyes flow into the fiber and bond with the proteins, becoming a part of the silk thread. Silk paintings are different from oil, acrylic, or watercolor paints as these art forms sit on the surface of the support unlike silk paintings, which bond with the fiber itself. Silk paintings are lightfast and washable as the dyes are locked into the fiber20
The history of this art form suggests that this technique of painting has been used for a very long time. In the early 19th century, the discovery of Gutta lead to the resurgence of interest in silk painting in France. Gutta is a rubbery resist that can be used to create boundary lines on a silk. Without the Gutta boundaries on silk, dyes that normally would flow through the silk. Gutta gives artists control over positioning the dyes on the fabric and thereby, allowing them to create images. Over the years, artists have been adopting newer techniques such as the use of dye thickener or an antifusant on the surface of the silk to slow the progress of the dyes through the silk. 19

 

CheerKart has brought this beautiful form of art to their online platform and aims to make it accessible to everyone. The partnered artisans at CheerKart can make these exquisite paintings in any size. All original Rajasthani art forms such as Bikaner Chitra Shaili and Kishangarh Chitra Shaili are available. Silk paintings are an exquisite form of art done with delicate precision and advanced technique. Silk paintings are created on white silk. The dyes are painted onto the stretched surface of the silk using a paintbrush. The dyes flow into the fiber and bond with the proteins, becoming a part of the silk thread. Silk paintings are different from oil, acrylic, or watercolor paints as these art forms sit on the surface of the support unlike silk paintings, which bond with the fiber itself. Silk paintings are lightfast and washable as the dyes are locked into the fiber. 3
The history of this art form suggests that this technique of painting has been used for a very long time. In the early 19th century, the discovery of Gutta lead to the resurgence of interest in silk painting in France. Gutta is a rubbery resist that can be used to create boundary lines on a silk. Without the Gutta boundaries on silk, dyes that normally would flow through the silk. Gutta gives artists control over positioning the dyes on the fabric and thereby, allowing them to create images. Over the years, artists have been adopting newer techniques such as the use of dye thickener or an antifusant on the surface of the silk to slow the progress of the dyes through the silk.
CheerKart believes that this art form needs greater recognition.  They customize each painting as per ones requirements to add a personal touch. You can give the size and style of the painting and they will deliver it to you as per your liking. All original Rajasthani art forms such as Bikaner Chitra Shaili and Kishangarh Chitra Shaili are available.

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Stoles and You: 5 Stole Styling Tips

Stoles, Scarves and Shawls are totally synonymous with each other for today’s fashionistas. While it may be surprising to know that the three little words above owe their ancestry to different places, at different times and for different purposes. Stoles are believed to have found its origin during the biblical times where Jesus used to clean his disciples feet with it and then it started being used by the priests. Scarves were used by Roman men to keep clean from the sweat in warm weather while shawls were woven on Pashmina by the Kashmiris in the 1600s to keep warm.  One thing common in them was that they were all used by men initially.

Now that women realized that the three S’s could be gracefully used by them, they also innovated new styling techniques with these accessories.

Let’s discuss the top 5 ways to use the three S’s in order to give you a different look every time:

Sport a killer biker’s look: Team up an artistic stole with a white half sleeves T-shit and blue denim. Wear your high-neck brown moots and do not forget to wear that attitude without which no look is complete…Your aviator sunglasses would definitely complement the attire..

A Formal Corporate look: What works better than a pure silk stole neatly draped around your neck on a business suit? A pair of stilettos, a stone studded silver watch and silver ear studs would add to the glory.

A desi girl look: Well, there’s a difference between a desi girl look and the so called “behenji” look and I’m sure all you girls out there would agree with me! It all depends on how you carry the yourself in that attire…Always remember, we do not accessorize to hide anything but to accentuate our style quotient…therefore stop wearing a stole because you are told that you have to…wear it in style and wear it your way in the color combination you feel is right for your kurti or salwar kameez…My personal style is Pure Cotton kurti in a pastel shade on blue denim with a bright color stole or a shawl (my favorite would be a stole with with mural paintings) draped around my neck (some of my draping styles mentioned below)..I don’t mind carrying  a bright colored scarf instead of a stole with this attire… 😉

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Of course a beat the winters look: This is one of my most favorite looks but Alas! Hardly get a chance to flaunt this one..Hardly any winters in Goa. A chequered woollen shawl around your head and shoulders with your black long coat and high boots with black wayfarers is the smartest of all the looks. Check it out the next time if you already haven’t.

A casual matter-of-fact look: A shawl can be very handy if you are stepping into a theatre or a shopping mall or even offices as the centralized Air conditioning is not customized to suit everyone’s needs..So why carry the shawl in your bag for such times? Just drape it around yourself casually and be a head turner for your beautiful collection and your unique style..

I feel there’s no good or bad style, it’s all about how you carry yourself around. Don’t forget to wear that smile with attitude…

Style tip: Infuse art in your style and that speaks volumes about your personality in unspoken words…

 

3 Things that make a celebrity look the way she does ….

Whats so special about a celebrity? Fame, looks, popularity etc.

Lets look at it this way:

  1. It’s mostly about what she thinks about herself and how much she believes in  what she does
  2. The confidence exudes in her personality giving her an edge over the mediocre
  3. The clothes she wears and the way she grooms herself up

If we start from point no.3, its not that difficult to get there step by step. These day its really easy to get the most fashionable dresses at the most affordable pricing at the click of a mouse.

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8 quick Home décor tips for an upcoming House Party

What do you do when you get a call from your pals saying they want to jam up at your place or what would you do differently for the upcoming kitty party scheduled in your house this week…..here are a few ideas:

  1. Buy a collection of Indian Tapestry wall hangings or bed covers ready…they are pretty affordable so you can keep a collection  of different colors and designs. If there’s a Baithak arrangement in your hall then a psychedelic or a mandala wall hanging would complement it…Buy them in little bigger sizes so that you can interchange the usage between wall hangings and throw bed covers. These are easy to change and cuts the monotony                          .17
  2. Arrange for a hookah and some brass wine glasses with a Surahi to create a royal presentation.                                                                                    SRHCF101SRHCF155                                                    SRHCF195                                              How about adding some fun n color to your dining table with this intricately designed quirky tissue holder…A crochet tissue holder
  3. Make your walls look vibrant with some contemporary paintings on canvas. A sufi saint or an abstract series of waves. Sometimes a contrasting wall décor adds a lot of fun to your interiors. You may also choose the 3D posters or the traditional gemstone paintings.                     IMG-20150311-WA0012 7    1   IMG-20150425-WA0000
  4. Ensure the wall clocks are in tandem with the contemporary or traditional look that you choose.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 BC9903SRHCF107SR4HCF366
  5. The cutlery selection could be varied starting from wooden to brass makes. Serving trays and bowls also add to the ambience of the party.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            SRHCF129SRHCF266SRHCF307SR4HCF374

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6.Entertaining your guests could be easier if you got some games or some easy musical instruments handy. A classy game for a friends get together could be a Chessboard and for a more musically inclined group a Karaoke , a beautifully designed flute or a bugle could be good options.

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7. Dont forget your furnishings. Keep options ready so that your next party doesn’t look repetitive.

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8. You may accessorize your walls, table tops, floor or showcases to add more glamour to the venue by using some of these accessories.

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Love Bengal Handloom? Here’s why its Heritage is admired by all generations…

The uniqueness in Bengali way of going about festivals and special occasions is always identified with traditional overtones which can be simply referred to as part of the rich heritage of Bengal. Talking about Bengal’s heritage and isolating handloom designs and creations is as good as shifting the entire focus away from Bengal itself. Though no amount of scholarship can justifiably explain the origins of such a rich culture, our generation is blessed to retain the best of Bengal’s heritage through handlooms.

Shopping for your choice of Handpainted Sarees or Pure Cotton Sarees is another kind of excitement that captures every woman’s imagination.

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You will always end up finding something more appealing, Handwoven Sarees for instance haven’t failed to impress many for years. Any reference to Pure Silk often takes our imagination towards Bengal and rightly so the amazing range of silk saree collections including Matka Silk, Sonamukhi Silk and Tassar Silk have always kept the heritage alive. It also goes beyond any doubt that Bengal handloom is not just about quality material, but its essence lies in the artistic work that is absolutely creative. Great sense of creativity blend with traditional identities is encrypted through concepts like Baluchari, Naksha Border and Batik Print.

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It is quite natural for anyone to imagine why Bengal handloom creations are admired across the world and loved by all generations, the diversity within speaks for itself. The thriving handloom industry has also risen to its new heights with the emergence of e-commerce solutions and online shopping avenues.

Explore more varieties of authentic Bengal handlooms and sarees at www.cheerkart.com; it’s the dream destination for your choice of Indian ethnic wear, Jewellery and Handicrafts.                          

Home Décor with traditional artifacts inspired by Bastar Arts

What makes your Home Décor complete? It’s a million dollar question for every enthusiast of home furnishing and interior designs. Perhaps the right way to go about is to figure out what is missing in your collection of interiors. When you actually do that, it is virtually impossible for you to miss out on Bastar Art collections from Chattisgarh unless you already have them decorating your living room. Don’t forget that the classic Dhokara or Dhokra art products can also fit into the gift item categories you would love to share with your friends and family.

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A quick overview of the traditional significance and techniques used in making these artifacts can generate more interest, beyond the identity of Home Décor concepts. The modern day creations of Baster Art are made from the bell metal, brass and bronze combinations which are entirely different from the traditional practices pioneered by tribal craftsmen. They used ‘lost wax technique’ to create handicrafts that are unique to the Bastar region. The techniques and choice of materials have also been evolving which also reflects the impact of maturing culture and civilizations. However, being a region inherited by the tribal communities followed by princely regimes, Bastar is a classic example of retaining the original artistic spirit. Overall we know that the modern day art concepts and products are modified to increase scalability and sustainability while keeping the core of design thinking and traditional impressions intact.

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Though it is invariably true that online shopping has given the much needed oxygen to revive traditional art and craftsmanship, the demand for authentic and reliable Indian Handicrafts remain on the edge. Be glad and cheer up for you have CheerKart, a traditional online store with awesome range of artistic products including Bastar Art CollectionsBastar Art Gallery from Chattisgarh.

Oh Really !!! Tanjore Painting’s making a Fashion Statement !

Walls without adornments are mere partitions and what could be a better way to embellish them than with one of the most primitive art forms of India, born in the 16th century during the rule of the Nayakas and the Marathas, in the southern part of India.

Tanjore paintings were primarily made to depict different Indian deities and rulers. However, this painting form has evolved over the years into a more creative one and is expanding its domain to figurative and landscapes.

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It can be creatively used to give a very contemporary look to a setup by bringing in a flavor of fusion culture between the west and the east.

Did you Know that use of this art is no more restricted to the beautification of walls but has found its way into the apparel designing and fashion accessories segments.  Prints of Tanjore paintings are being used   on bag, accessories and clothes.

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The DeZire collection of Art Jewellery boasts of some exclusive Tanjore Jewellery sets which makes a big fashion statement if clubbed with Indian or Arabic traditional wear.

An eye for beauty and  the craze for exclusivity made this art-form claim its unique place in the global platform.