Venture Name: Hunar Desi
Product Name: Hand Painted Bhagalpuri Silk Stole
Why Hunar Desi?
We want to be a bridge between local Jharkhand art and you! The survival of both art and artists is under threat due to fast, cheap fashion. Keeping up with the current times, we have come up with beautifully designed, handmade products that will be cherished pieces of your wardrobe for generations to come while keeping the art alive. Let's all go vocal for local!
Why this scarf/stole?
This is a Bhagalpuri silk hand-painted scarf with a mix of Sohrai & Madhubani Painting art. This makes it a unique and long-lasting piece in your wardrobe! It also makes a beautiful gift for dear and loved ones!
Colors may vary slightly due to photography/computer/screen settings. Since the scarves are hand-painted, each piece will be unique with small differences that are part of the art process.
A bit about Sohrai art
Sohrai Art is a style of Tribal Art painting. The tribal communities (Santhal, Munda, Oraon, Prajapati, Khurmi, etc.) of Jharkhand and West Bengal celebrate a festival called ‘Sohrai’ in the month of October-November. The tribal women decorate their mud houses, repairing them after the rains, with designs of flowers, fruits, sparrows, peacocks, squirrels, cows, and various other nature-inspired designs. These paintings of Jharkhand are traditionally known as Sohrai.
A bit about Madhubani art
Madhubani Art (or Mithila painting) is a style of Indian painting, practiced in the Mithila region of the Indian subcontinent. This painting is done with a variety of tools, including fingers, twigs, brushes, nib-pens, and matchsticks and using natural dyes and pigments, and is known for its intricate motifs and vibrant colors.
Women Entrepreneur: Alpana Shukla
Story: Having lived in Jharkhand for over 3 decades now, we have come across many unique local art and artists. This is our effort to make their art reach worldwide. Empowering the artisans is our way of keeping the art and the history associated with it alive. We look forward to your purchases that will bring smiles to the artisans' faces for days to come.
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