This festive season invites a variety of reasons, for as to why you should refrain from fretting over the possibility of a friend not liking your gift. And amongst the other reasons, Etsy remains on the top of this list. For those who aren’t well aquatinted with this platform; Well, Etsy is a platform where millions of artisans showcase their talents and abilities, for you to savour every bit of their perseverance. Together, we’ve curated a list of handmade skilled artisan artistry for you to appreciate.
Mythological art takes a surreal display when it comes to the vivid portraits of Indian Gods and Goddesses; featuring mighty Indian goddess’ like Durga, Maa Annapurna, Ganesh amongst other paintings spurred back to life with very Indianised hues; that further enunciates and revives ancient mythology. Each different frame exudes it’s own unique aura. When adorned on the walls these murals are bound to accentuate the overall mood, giving it a very desi luxe.
II. Kashmir Galore
As the wafty air brushes past you, seek for coziness and warmth in one of Kashmir’s finest creations, The Pashmina shawl. Pay homage to the intricate exotic patterns spun on these decadent silk shawls. These prestigious silk scarves are woven from Kashmir’s finest blend. Kashmir Galore’s wide repertoire stretches beyond just silk pashminas, into the ambit of home decor; such as the likes of carpets, walnut furniture.
III. Paper Chirrups
This artist Niharika Rajput decided to channel her ardent love for birds through carefully handcrafting life like remodelled works of art. Her eye for detail and passion when it comes to making these adorable little winged creatures knows no bounds. With the overwhelming urge to conjure the realm of endangered wild species, she takes an interesting stance on the subject of bird conservation. Giving new meaning to her delicate creations, blended and given texture through her vivid use of colour and materials.
IV. Aura Pottery
Variants of stone, earthen and clay made into fine pottery. Each and every form of artistry requires a dash of patience, well this one is a sheer outcome of all the perseverance. With over a series of pastel and vivid hued pots and designs to languish over, be sure to choose your pick! Moulded and delivered to you freshly out of the kiln.
V. Small Idea
From decadent bowls of Indian delicacies, to delicately crafted chocolate boxes - Small Idea’s Shirali will make sure you’re salivating just by looking at her adorable miniature series of food. From the glazed texture of sugar syrup to the innate detailing of bell peppers neatly stacked in a skewer, the miniature food samples are similar to the real deal, only they aren’t edible, but boy do they make you wish that weren’t true.
VI. Tangy Tinge
These hand turned and painted wooden bowls comprise of very aesthetic looking prints and sprays of flora and fauna donned on. Each new wooden bowl represents a unique display of flowers. The artist Uttara, also conducts workshops for those eager to learn symmetrical designs!
VII. Jaipur Blue Pottery
The name dishes it all, these artisanal made and handcrafted items comprise of the different shades of blue. From personalised jars and scallop trimmed edges. These enamel coated design embody Jaipur’s culture and all that it’s stands for. Heavily affiliated with the arts and crafts, to adorn your interiors adding touches of the pink city at your abode.
VIII. Paper Melon
A fan of junk jewellery? Well lookie at what we have here. Paper Melon is a store filled with sustainably crafted paper jewellery; that takes on many shapes and forms, conical, florets, you name it! Be sure to adorn your neck with these wonderfully handcrafted paper ornaments.
This unique Goa based studio specialises in ceramic, blow and stained glass. Their artistic creations comprise of art engraved in porcelain; these porcelain art models have a very glazed artistic appeal. They also model art sourced from terracotta.
This tiny business has reached over to a wide audience, by virtue of the fact that Kriti’s home decor shop specialises in block prints, meticulously stitched and curated to bring together the wide rage of products in store. Such as quilts, cushions, table linens, bags, even cotton kimonos and curtains! Following a very Indianised aesthetic, add more texture and vibrance to your room with these effervescent prints.
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