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Channapatna & Kondapalli Toys

  • May 16 2016
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Toys have always been an integral part of our lives. Infact, toys are generally associated with the priceless joy that the kids feel being in possession of their favorite ones.
 
Over a period of time, toys have taken new forms from originally handmade to the machine made.  India has a strong history of hand crafting toys which are not only beautiful but also helps in building cognitive skills of the kids. Wooden toys made in Channapatna & Kondapalli are not only popular in India but also across the globe. One of the main reasons for the huge popularity for these toys is the safety aspect for kids. Toys made in Channapatna & Kondapalli are completely safe to use as there are no chemicals used to color these toys. All the colors ar...


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Kondapalli toys

  • May 01 2016
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Kondapalli toys are popular not only with the Kids but also with the people of almost all the age groups. With a history of more than 400 years, Kondapalli toys have come a long way with their reach spanning not only across the Indian geography but also throughout the globe. Kondapalli offers a wide range of toys for Kids across different age group, Indian festivals & much more. The toys are all hand made with natural colors being used for painting the toys. A must have for all !!


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Channapatna Toys - The Heritage of Karnataka


"Channapatna toys" is the heritage wooden craft of Karnataka.
 
Manufactured in the town of Channapatna,the craft is world famous and has given the city of channapatna its heritage name known as the ' toy town' or 'gombegala ooru' 

The origin of these toys is traced to the reign of Tipu sultan, who invited artisans from persia to train the local artisans in the making of wooden toys.This craft is carried on to this date through the journey of two centuries.
Crafted on the traditional ivory-wood ,Sandalwood,rosewood ,the craft now uses extensively the other woods like rubber,sycamore,cedar,teak & pine.The whole process is extensively a hand-magic of artisans.

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Toys & Festivals

  • Mar 02 2016
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Toys are always associated with joy, happiness & vibrancy which in turn are the key attributes of festivities.  Besides, festivals have a special significance for kids as they add extra charm to the celebrations. Gifting toys during festivals has been a worldwide phenomenon and is considered to bring good fortune for the simple reason that toys make kids cheerful which in turn negates any negativity in the environment.

Craftsvenue has a wide range of handmade wooden toys crafted by the artisans from across different parts of India with an exclusive range in Channapatna toys & Kondapalli toys. These toys are made of soft wood & are made vibrant using natural dyes which make these toys as completely safe to be used by the kids. 


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Handmade Toys

  • Mar 02 2016
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Are your kids too much glued to electronic gadgets like television, video games, mobile phone etc.  Are you worried about their development in skills such as cognitive, emotional etc. With the progress of the times, we are becoming more & more technology dependent. Perhaps, technology has become a necessity now-a-days for us but we should keep the kids out of it so that they are more attached to the traditional and the cultural significance of our history.  Handmade toys could be an apt solution to this.

Handmade toys from places such as Channapatna, Kondapalli, Jaipur etc are one of the most sought after toys across the globe. Owing to manufacturing methods & the nature of the ingredients such as natural colors etc, these toys are completely safe to use f...


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Home Sweet Home!!!!


Our home is where we belong to & we all want our homes to look the best. We all plan the interiors as if we are handcrafting the walls, ceilings, table tops etc & the best part of is that we are never bored or tired of decorating our sweet homes. Since we wish our homes to look the best, we feel quite confused at times with regards to the products that we should buy for decoration. Most of us end up spending a lot of time in the markets to buy our favorite crafts but that does not help to a larger extent due to limited variety of handicrafts available.

Ecommerce has been a boon for people looking for ideas to decorate their homes. The online stores source exclusive handicrafts from variou...


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Festivals & Feng Shui

  • Mar 02 2016
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Imagine a connection between Festivals & Feng Shui!! You might be surprised to know that there is a strong connect between the two. We celebrate festivals to bring in happiness & prosperity into our lives. Every festival though has a different story & significance to it but is celebrated to ward off the evil & bring in the goodness. More important is the fact that the theory remains the same not only with regards to the Indian festivals but across varied festivals celebrated across the globe.

Feng Shui too offers similar benefits to its followers. It is a proven science in itself to bring happiness and wealth into our lives. It provides solutions to ward off negative or evil energy from within & around us   thereby making the way for the positi...


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Elephant inspired crafts

  • Mar 02 2016
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Elephant -  The symbol of wisdom,strength & positive energy,AND an inspiration for many artforms at Craftsvenue.com

Elephants have been one of the favourite subject of various cultural depictions in mythology.They are both revered in religion and are known for their prowess in war.They have been depicted in various art forms like pictures,paintings, sculptures, music, film, and even architecture.
They are treated positively and are sometimes revered as deities, often symbolising strength and wisdom
Indra was said to ride on a flying white elephant named Airavata, who was made the King of all elephants by Lord Indra. A white elephant is rare and given special significance.
The animal often considered sacred and symbolises royalty i...


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Marble Handicrafts

  • Mar 02 2016
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Marble Hndicrafts

White marble has been prized for its use in sculptures since classical times.

It is also known as the royal stone.This preference has to do with its softness, which made it easier to carve, and a relative resistance to shattering which makes it the best choice for artisans. Also, the low index of refraction of calcite allows light to penetrate several millimeters into the stone before being scattered out, resulting in the characteristic waxy look which gives 'life' to marble sculptures of any kind, which is why many sculptors prefer marble for sculpting.

The white marble stone is widely used in temples decors,temple idols,home decor items,pooja room idols,flooring for that prestine & royal touch.
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Tanjore OR Tanjavur paintings

  • Mar 02 2016
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Tanjore paintings at Craftsvenue.com
This school of paintings originated in Thanjavur during the reign of the Marathas in the 16th century.

Today, this tradition is kept alive by a few hundred dedicated artists mostly based in Tamil Nadu, India. .

A typical Thanjavur or Tanjore painting would consist of one main figure, a deity, with a well-rounded body & almond shaped eyes. This figure would be housed in an enclosure created by means of an arch, curtains etc. The painting would be made by the gilded and gem-set technique - a technique where gold leaves & sparkling stones are used to highlight certain aspects of the painting like ornaments, dresses etc

Craftsvenue.com presents authentic tanjore paintings which are bri...


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Handicrafts of India

  • Mar 02 2016
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It is said widely that the tradition and culture of a particular place is reflected by its handicraft items.The artisans tell the tales of ancient times and connect us with our rich Indian heritage.
Wooden handicrafts,Marble handicrafts,Metal crafts,clay handicrafts,Bamboo handicrafts,Textile handicrafts,Stone handicrafts,Terracota handicrafts..the list goes endless.The Indian handicraft industry provides livelihood to more than 6 million artisans who are predominantly from the weaker sections of society.
craftsvenue.com takes pride to be a culmination point of this extensive range of handicrafts sourced from various regions of India like rajasthan,karnataka,gujarat,kashmir,tamil nadu,bihar,andhra pradesh,manipur,assam and many more states of India.We salute the craftmanship...


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