India


When design s'invite Channapatna

By choosing to do a story on the Channaptana toys, We only imagined ourselves to talk about design, Collections, cosmetic… That was our encounter with Atul Johri, Architect/designer installed there. Channapatna, small town of Karnataka, is deemed from 200 years for his lacquered wooden toys. Tipu Sultan, …

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It insets at Mysore

Mysore, end of stay in India, We despair we find these famous artisans sculptors of sandalwood or incrustation of ivory on rosewood. And then, two days before departure, a person on the internet we advise to go in a specific area of Mysore or would...

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Krishna, Vishnu, Ganesh and other

Among Hindus, There are a multitude of deities and local religious festivals (very colorful and sound). The market of the religious statue is very active. Some cities are specialized in their manufacturing as for example Thrissur Trivandrum and Christians for Hindus. We have...

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At Sankheda, no need to Ikea !

Imagine a small town lost in Eastern Gujarat where almost every house in the centre is home to a family-owned furniture manufacturing workshop. Sankheda deserves its name coming from “Sanghedu”, “wood lathe” in the gujarati language. Go there earned, hours of buses and tuk - tuk, in...

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Works in dogs

At the end bottom of Gujarat, on the Arabian Sea, Mandvi is turned towards the. When we arrive, across huge silhouettes of boats under construction welcome us at the edge of the river. But in approaching, There are only a few cows, a donkey, no workers. It is here that were built...

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Altars 3 stars

Ahmedabad, main city of the State of Gujarat, had a strength of weight for Laurent : a rich heritage of houses with beautifully carved wooden facades (balconies, doors, pillars) 19th century. This old tradition of sculpture has persisted and is found today in the manufacture of a greatly carved furniture.   …

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It runs in Nirona

After 45 minutes in a very tired bus, in the middle of a semi-desert area (the Buhj in the State of Gujarat near the Pakistan), We arrived in Nirona village, known for its textile crafts. We knew that there was a wood carver / Laqueur in the village. We...

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