(The photographs in this post are © Amrit Ammu Photography)
This post is a follow up sequence of the blog “On the occasion of Ugadi”
On this festive day, our college mess was also decorated with flowers and Rangoli and there was a joyous atmosphere around. To be a part of the celebrations at Shilparamam, I was travelling in bus with my friend and on the way, while travelling , I saw so many ladies and young girls dressed up in new clothes and warm smiles. Many of them also adorned Gajra on their hair. The whole city was in a festive mood.
On reaching Shilparamam, I just went wow over and over again ! I must say, I was witnessing this kind of creativity after a very long time. And on seeing the whole of it and capturing it’s beauty in my camera, I was really overjoyed. Here are some pictures that made me go gaga over this exhibition. 🙂
I loved the way these mirrors and lamps were displayed under the blue colored tent..
This is that huge wooden carved door that was up there on display ! Perhaps, they made one by taking orders.. Isn’t it superb ! I admired the detailing and the ancient nawabi look of this door 🙂
The ancient styled mirrors and the other wooden items above ..
I simply loved the aluminium glass lamps .. There were so many of them at the place !
Actually, not only these aluminium lamps.. but there were so many things at that place, which I simply loved 🙂
Up next came the multiple bangle stalls ! Awesome and incredible ! All of them .. So colourful ! So adorable .. You name a color and they had ..
This is the top view angle of so many colors and contrasts lined up there !
Fascinating ! Aren’t they …
And then.. This picture I feel, is my best shot from the bangles series… Aww.. I adore it 🙂
There are shapes, colors, contrasts, beads and vibrancy all over this picture.. which makes it a ‘simply feminine’ picture .. !
Then below is the traditional touch on the bangles, which I liked to portray in the sepia tone …
The middle row bangles in the picture below were actually silver in colour..
Their beauty was being enhanced by the warm reflection of the sunlight on them, and by the bangles at their either side.. which made them look so appealing !
Thread bangles below !!
Choosing the pink one for herself ! …
Thread bangles at the roll 🙂
Now below is another variety.. And I much adore these !! These are the metallic bangles. I have got a pair for myself too, which I match and wear with the traditional suits.
This is a metallic neck-piece above ! Isn’t it gorgeous ! This is basically from the traditional jewellery collection and still is not out of fashion ! That’s the beauty of the traditional stuff.
Whoa !! And there was this big pile of bangles to choose from !!
Metallic bangles below.. Innumerable designs with various colors displayed all over !…
The huge ones up there ! In multiple colors yet again !!
I am having a series of shots on colorful beads, women accessories and pottery, beside others, which I think I will share in my next blogpost !! This post is becoming a little too long already ! That’s the magic shilparamam had to offer that day ! Amazing art all around !
Here is glance of the splendid Folk Art items, with a modern touch, indeed..
Some musical instrument illustrations and some other shapes and numbers, done beautifully as wall hangings above..
Elephants, bells, thread, shells .. Making awesome wind chimes 🙂 Traditional and modern element intact !
These are handmade wall hangings yet again .. stringed together in a thread with mirrors, beads, wooden animal statues and bells..
The cute catty below was a handmade toy ! Vibrant and catchy ! The toy’s body was attached with a thread, which on pulling, used to make the cute catty appear in a dancing mode ! *Giggle* A cute innovative toy for kids 🙂
The hand painted bottles below ! Wow detailing ..
On these bottles, the God idols were also painted ! Shown above..
Any guesses for this one below ? What do you think, it might be ?
Oh well, this is a hand-painted coconut !! Isn’t it fabulous .. 🙂
Another beauty below ..
Moving on from folk art, the place also had the crockery feast ! Sharing below .. 🙂
Loved the way these mugs were placed one over another, forming patterns ..
Colorful bowls below, I got the black polka dots one for myself …
Awesomely designed jars and super cool coffee mugs below..
This was the cutest item in the crockery section ! A cute piggy bank up there ! *Giggle* 🙂
That’s it for now on Shilparamam ! I will follow the other part of the story and the photographs from the same place, in my upcoming blog-post.. Stay tuned 🙂
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