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Indian Handicrafts Artisans : A Powerhouse of Extraordinary Talent, But Living Below Poverty Line in India : Is This The Way To Preserve Our Timeless, Ageless Ethnic Arts & Crafts For Posterity?? Let’s Think About It !!!

Spread India's Glorious Cultural & Spiritual Heritage

 ॐ श्री गुरुभ्यो नमः ॐ श्री शिवानन्दाय नमः

IncredibleIndia may be an incredible country, but the people who had always toiled and are still toiling hard, to give the country a beautiful place in the world-map, are however not shining. Most of the national award winning craftsmen, whose exquisite crafts have helped India earn a very high place  in the artistic world around the globe, are unfortunately living without even the basic amenities of life. These craftsmen are fighting & struggling hard for their livelihood, health, education and safety of themselves & their family members.

 
                          Shivaniwood Statue of Karnataka

 

The Indian craftsmen are common folks, most of whom are living below poverty line in India. Most of them take loans from the local moneylenders at an interest rate of 5% or even more for a month, for their bread and butter, and due to very less earning for their work, they find it extremely difficult to repay the loans. This forces them to shift to other sources of earning, mostly menial jobs, which fossilizes the amazingly beautiful age-old traditional art-forms, that have immense aesthetic & spiritual appeal & beauty in them.

Since Indian independence, various steps have been taken by the government of India for preserving the traditional arts and crafts of this land . But today Indian craftsmen, who are a powerhouse of artistic genius, are at the crossroads, beset with poverty and illness.

Indian craftsmen are craving for genuine buyers of their masterpieces, and this is only  possible through proper marketing of their products, using latest technologies & new-age online & digital marketing techniques of the revolutionary 21st century. The Indian government needs to exhibit their works, their exquisite masterpieces, not only through local showrooms & occasional local  exhibitions, but also through national and international museums and international exhibitions around the globe, after creating a rave for these teasures around the globe through internet, social media sites etc.

There are many artisans who are probably the last men alive on earth who know the particular craft-form, and after them nobody to preserve and continue the art. The new generation doesn’t want to learn these crafts, as these crafts & art-forms take  tremendous time, intense dedication and extreme hard-work, and even after learning & excelling, there are no rewards of any kind, monetary or otherwise.

Some of the masterpieces  take even 10 years of dedicated work to complete, if not more . There was a time in history, when the Indian kings who were great patrons of arts and crafts, patronized these crafts & art-forms.

Kindly do have a look at some of the masterpieces of Indian craftsmen here posted below, and just wonder how creative can a person really be, without even the very basic amenities of life.
Indian craftsmen are craving for genuine admirers, art-lovers and buyers from around the globe. Such great art-forms will become completely extinct from the surface of the earth, unless the world is made aware of the existence of such treasures & the way to have access to them. 

This Blog-post is for drawing the attention of those who really care for fine-arts, and truly value artistic genius, with their heart & spirit.Click on the captions of the following artifacts to see details & learn more about these arts & crafts of India.
 
Clay Dolls of Krishnanagar in West Bengal
Rosewood Dining Table of Karnataka
Garden Umbrella : Applique Work / Patch Work of Orissa
Rosewood Dining Table of Karnataka
Clay Dolls of Krishnanagar in West Bengal

 

 

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Garden Umbrella : Applique Work / Patch Work of Orissa
Clay Dolls of Krishnanagar in West Bengal
Rosewood Round Table of Karnataka
Garden Umbrella : Applique Work / Patch Work of Orissa
Clay Doll of Krishnanagar in West Bengal

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Rosewood Pooja Gopuram of Karnataka
Tanjore Painting
Bhogashakthi : Chola Bronze Icon of Tanjore

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Bhogashakthi : Chola Bronze Icon of Tanjore

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God Brahma with Goddess Saraswathi :Tanjore Painting
Brass Lamp of Tanjore, Tamil Nadu
  Krishna : Chola Bronze Icon of Tanjore

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Baby Krishna : Tanjore Painting
Brass Lamp / Kutthu vilakku of Tanjore, Tamil Nadu
Lakshmi : Chola Bronze Icon of Tanjore

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Rosewood Geethopadesham Wall Hanging of Karnataka                  Krishna imparting the knowledge of Bhagavad Gita to Arjuna in the battlefield
Tanjore Painting
Bhogashakthi : Chola Bronze Icon of Tanjore

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Krishna : Shivani Wood Carving of Karnataka
Goddess Parvathi : Shivani Wood Carving of Karnataka
  Brass Lamp of Karnataka
Nataraja : Chola Bronze Icon of Tanjore

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Brass Lamp of Karnataka
Krishna : Shivani Wood Carving of Karnataka
Goddess Saraswathi : Shivani Wood Carving of Karnataka
 

Spread India's Glorious Cultural & Spiritual Heritage

By Mala Chandrashekhar

Though academically trained in modern Western Sciences, Blogger Mala Chandrashekhar is a crazy maniac of India's ageless, timeless ethnic arts, crafts & textiles. The rich & glorious cultural & spiritual heritage of India is a subject extremely dear to her heart, and the whole of this Blog has been dedicated to spreading the immortal glories of ancient India worldwide, to every nook & corner of the globe, through these simple Blog-posts. Any constructive criticisms & suggestions in this regard for improvement of the Blog 'MOST WELCOME'. Also, High-Quality Guest Blog-posts 'MOST WELCOME". LinkedIn Profile : https://in.linkedin.com/in/mala-chandrashekhar-04095917a

0 replies on “Indian Handicrafts Artisans : A Powerhouse of Extraordinary Talent, But Living Below Poverty Line in India : Is This The Way To Preserve Our Timeless, Ageless Ethnic Arts & Crafts For Posterity?? Let’s Think About It !!!”

Your efforts to raise awareness about the state of traditional Indian arts and Indian artisans are truly commendable.

Providing socio-economic security to artisans and to keep the traditional artforms alive is our motto here at Poompuhar ( A Govt. of Tamilnadu Undertaking).

Glad to see that we are not alone in the endeavour to bring much deserved recognition to our traditional Indian artforms.

Wow Each product has a story to tell. Each product reminds me about the various facets of the beautiful Indian culture. .When you gift someone a handicraft like shown, you are actually gifting them a piece of India’s history, diversity and tradition. I just loved it. Do you even sell the above items? If yes Please let me know.

Respected Mala Chandrasekhar madam

A great post for the welfare of artisans who prepared our rich arts. It is very unfortunate that many of the people are struggling for livelihood. Mala madam whenever possible i am trying to give some little money to those artists, performers others.

Mala chandrasekhar madam i like your blog and i already joined as a member to your blog.

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