Monday, December 13, 2010

Arty weekend

I'm so glad to be doing a post which is not related to the food we had on weekends.For a change we went to Poompuhar and the Dastkari haat.It was eye candy indeed.

@Poompuhar
The handicrafts development corporation of the Government of Tamil Nadu known as Poompuhar have an array of traditional brass lamps,tanjore paintings and rare bronze icons and much more.Worth a visit.
traditional deepams

 We picked up a brass icon of Sai baba from here.

The Dastkari Haat@kalakshetra was another interesting craft, calligraphy, textiles and arts festival.We picked up Panch dathu bells and patachitra bottle craft.This was a fun evening.

Bottle craft


Indian calligraphy the pic here has telugu script
 
terracotta exhibit
The other interesting things I saw there was the kavad and wooden block prints.Maybe I will pick these next time.This is going to the weekend wrap up@Patty

23 comments:

  1. Just the kind of weekend I would love to spend...Hope u enjoyed

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  2. Interesting post,I loved the bottle craft the best,all look lovely!

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  3. Lovely picks, I remember seeing those bottles at Dastkar last time.

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  4. The bottles are so pretty, aren't they? I was very, very tempted to buy them.....but didn't.

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  5. oh my gosh!! what an awesome place.. You sure had a great time.. What an amazing experience!!

    You bring a huge smile to my face... when you join the weekend party.. Thank you!! *hugs*

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  6. wow, our culture is soooooooooo rich, lovely info and pictures.

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  7. Even if you didnt buy anything, it is a great way to spend some time browsing through Poompuhar.. those bottles are looking exotic! Brass icon of Sai..sounds divine!

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  8. Bottle craft looks very lovely .Do drop by
    Padhuskitchen
    when u find time

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  9. nice post dear...good collection of lamps

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  10. Please do join in my christmas crafts event : http://myhandicraftscollection.blogspot.com/2010/12/christmas-crafts-event-2010.html

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  11. Lovely terracotta creations. Nice read.

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  12. you have one amazing space here. love your collection of crafts and recipes...the most fav work that I love to do.

    thanks for your participation in Arusuvai. Please send me your email id to
    ahomemakersdiary@yahoo.in

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  13. Love the bottle craft...Loved ur space!!

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  14. It is so nice of you to write on my blog post! Thank you...

    Loved browsing through your space as well. In fact the Balaji in my alter is from Pompuhaar and I just stopped short of writing a comment on your post this morning. :)

    Please do keep visiting.

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  15. Oh thats nice.Thank you for the lovely comment.

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  16. Hi , do you know where I could buy those cute bottles when I am in Delhi next ?

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