Sunday, April 22, 2012

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun...

Yesterday I had been to Paramparik Karigar's Exhibition of Indian Arts, Crafts and Textiles. It was at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sanghrahalaya (formerly known as the Prince of Wales Museum) at Kala Ghoda, Mumbai. It was an amazing exhibition. Since I was a newbie in this area I was accompanied by my friend Dolly, who has done Masters in Indian Textiles. In fact she was the one introducing us to Paramparik Karigar. The exhibits were beautiful. Different works from different parts of India were displayed together at same time.Some of the stalls that caught my eyes were...

Arts and Crafts
In the Arts and Craft Category there were different exhibits such as:-
  • Miniature Paintings- These painting may seem like normal paintings but when seen by magnifying glass we see the intricate details of the painting. Even the smallest strokes on a branch are done with ample efforts and patience.
  • Madhubani Paintings - These originate from Bihar. They use natural dyes and pigments with brushes,fingers and other materails. Geometric patterns form part of these paintings.
  • Leather Puppets- These originated from Karnataka. These are different puppets tooled on goat leather and use natural colours. The lamp shades part of these exhibit were amazing!
  • Kantha Work- It is patch work of cloth with help of threads from the fabric itself. The threads used for the work are stitched in a straight line along the whole fabric. But there were works in which threads were woven in circles,squares and other shapes too. It might sound unappealing but the work is truly exquisite. Just a dupatta requires a lot of work.
  • Ikkat Work- This originated from Orissa. They first dye the yarn and the weave it in the design required.
  • Aplic Work- Originated from Rajastan, in this work there are to fabric joined together. The fabric placed above is cut out as per the design and then folded and hemmed to the fabric placed below.
  • Batik Work- Here the design area is covered with hot wax which resists dyeing, then after the wax is hardened the cloth is dyed and left for drying. The wax is then removed by putting different wrapping paper on it and pressing hot iron to melt the wax.
To see and know more information about the above work and many other works refer HERE.

After the exhibition I went on my own shopping quest to Colaba Causeway with actually no intention of shopping because I had decided to do make-up shopping after I get back at my usual beauty store. I ended up doing both.

Items from Causeway:-


Bubblegum Pink Mobile cover
(Most favourite find as it is hard to find such colours)

Make-up Shopping :-

 Light Blue and Dull Pink

Maybelline 3X moisture extreme, Shade- Brick Rose

 Maybelline Colossal Volum Express Mascara
(At last it was not out of stock)

In all it was a rocking weekend. Girls just wanna have fun, don't they?? ;)


  1. i liked your bubblegum mobile cover :)

  2.'s just hard to find such colours out there!!

  3. That was some really good info on Indian textiles!

    1. Thanks...I am glad to know you are interested in it!! :)


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