Alpana – An Artistic Tradition from Bengal

Alpana is a floor art which originated from the women of rural Bengal and has been in practice for many centuries. Traditionally all Alpanas are supposed to be only white in colour. The modern day Alpana we see that adorns the puja mandaps and wedding ceremonies are markedly inspired by the Shantiniketani school of art …

Indian Arts and Crafts – An Overview

India features as a very receptive and dynamic country when it comes to arts and crafts which has played a major role in carrying the multi-flavoured culture of this oldest living civilization through ages of being at the top of world trade, being invaded many times, being spiritual and moral guru, being a consumer-oriented market-driven economy and being a home to almost all kinds of people on the planet …