Let me admit. I have seen colorful Meenakari jewelry of Rajasthan, my mother possesses some of them. But my … Read the rest
Sand art in Jordan
He puts a little sand of beige color, which acts as a background, in a small bottle and then slowly adds another colored sand. His skilled fingers are at work! He adds every new color with a thin stick or a funnel. Meticulously he ‘paints’ the parts of that color in the picture, only occasionally glancing at it.
While the silent fingers … Read the rest
When I painted my own Ceramic
When I visited Baan Pinsuwan Benjarong, a home-industry producing exquisite hand-painted ceramics, I didn’t know it would be so much fun.
First we … Read the rest
Yemenite Art in Israel
I am in a workshop in Artist’s colony at old Jaffa and in front of me is an 8th generation silversmith from a Yemenite Jewish family, deeply engrossed in creating a masterpiece from sterling silver. Holding the delicate tools his hands work on a fine piece of jewelry.
That’s Ben Zion David. His handmade ethnic traditional Yemenite filigree jewelry and Judaica has loads of history to it.
Although making jewelry… Read the rest
Reviving the Dragon Earthen Water Jars
In earlier days when there was no plastic or probably metal too, they didn’t have any means to store water, especially rain water. So they made large jars from clay. Since Dragon played an important role in their lives, they made the trademark dragon figures on the jars. Hence the name Dragon Earthen Water Jars.
Ratchaburi in Thailand was the … Read the rest
And so they tried to scare me off!
A Gargoyle is a grotesque carved human or animal face or figure projecting from the gutter of a building, typically acting as a water spout.
CST (formerly VT) station is an … Read the rest
Picture of the moment: Street artist in Johor Bahru
Picture of the moment is a weekly series exhibiting pictures, through which I show you a bit of my world.
I was roaming around in a night market in Johor Bahru, a city very near to Singapore. And I stopped by this street artist. He was doing a portrait. First I thought he was just giving it a finishing touch since the couple in the portrait was not around. But something was telling me that I was wrong.
The street artist busy in his work.
Then I realized that … Read the rest