Friday, March 25, 2011

Guest Post at Tot-a-Style

Its Friday! And I am really looking forward to a relaxing weekend attending Belgium week here in NYC, some Belgian food, fries and a Tintin quiz :)

Please hop over to Totstylist Sangita's lovely blog, Tot-a-Style to read my guest post on Indian children books. 

I am re-publishing the last bit of the post here on SHP (as that was my favourite pick!) on DIY art/ craft kits for children in traditional Indian art and craft forms by Kadam.

The exhaustive list includes, Madhubani from Bihar/ MP, Hand Block Printing from Rajasthan & Gujarat, Warli from Maharashtra, Santhal Painting from Orissa, Gond Painting from Madhya Pradesh, Patua from Orissa, Phad painting from Rajasthan and Chittara from Karnataka.

That ain’t all folks- the kits come with a DVD of 5 animation films of various folk tales from India! You can buy them here and here.

When I found these, I wanted to buy them all for myself! Where else can one source natural colours as used by the original tribal artists nowdays? Do you know the green is dried horse dung as an art teacher pointed out to me when I threw a fit that my Madhubani didn't look 'original' :)

Also, Red Patang  is hosting a special coupon for their Facebook fans, it'll show up as soon as you like their page. Have you participated in the giveaway as yet?

Thank you Sangita! I had great fun writing up the post and hope to see you here on SHP soon ;)

5 comments:

Shanthi said...

WOW Divya!!! I did not know any children's books after Chandamama and Panchatantra :-). There is so much hapenning there. Good Update. BTW what is ur connection with children's books. May be a stupid question but .....

Anpu said...

Love it...They make great gifts...

Sound Horn Please said...

@ Shanthi- Absolutely none, except for a fact that I admire the ones by Tara and Tulika for the amount of research they put in.

@Anpu- I agree. I can think of so many kids I know here, that this would make wonderful gifts for.

Kala said...

Wow, wishing I was a kid again! Wait, I am a kid and will always be:)

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

Wow! Lovely gifts for my kiddos!:)