Indian art styles

M for Muga Silk

Sonal is also known as the “matchboxgirl” because she paints on matchboxes. To see more of her fun/interesting work, visit her website www.thematchboxgirl.com

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L for Leheria

Sonal is also known as the “matchboxgirl” because she paints on matchboxes. To see more of her fun/interesting work, visit her website www.thematchboxgirl.com

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K for Kantha

Sonal is also known as the “matchboxgirl” because she paints on matchboxes. To see more of her fun/interesting work, visit her website www.thematchboxgirl.com

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J for Jamdani

The word ‘Jamdani’ comes from the Persian language. ‘Jam’ meaning flower and ‘Dani’ meaning vase. Jamdani refers to the special floral design/motif work on muslin cloth in Bengal. Let’s learn more about this ancient textile art form by reading what Sonal aunty has written. Sonal is also known as the “matchboxgirl” because she paints on

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I for Ikat

Sonal is also known as the “thematchboxgirl” because she paints on matchboxes. To see more of her fun/interesting work visit her website www.thematchboxgirl.com

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H is for Himroo

Himroo is a fabric made of silk and cotton, which is grown locally in Aurangabad. This unique weaving uses Persian designs, and the fabric is very royal in appearance.Let’s see what Sonal aunty has to say about it.Sonal is also known as the “thematchboxgirl” because she paints on matchboxes.To see more of her fun/interesting work visit

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G is for Gotta Patti

This embroidery form originated in Rajasthan. Gold or silver colored ribbons are sewn on cloth edges and elaborate designs are created by sewing them in different style. Read on to find out more… Sonal is also known as the “thematchboxgirl” because she paints on matchboxes.To see more of her fun/interesting work visit her website www.thematchboxgirl.com

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F for Filigree

The ancient Indian art form is famous all over the worldfor the delicate artwork done by traditional artists in Eastern India. It is also called Tarakasi and Cuttack, a small city in Odisha is famous for this designwork. Sonal is also known as the “thematchboxgirl” because she paints on matchboxes. To see more of her

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E for Etikoppaka toys

Sonal aunty tells us that these beautiful handcrafted toys are made in the Etikoppaka region of Andhra Pradesh and hence the name. These are made with lacquer colours. Lacquering is a unique process. The lacquer stick is pressed against the rotating wooden toy or toy parts. The heat from the friction softens the lac and

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D for Dhokra

Today, Sonal aunty will tell you about an ancient art style that’s being practiced even after 5000 years! And she has drawn the sign language for the alphabet D. Sonal is also known as the “thematchboxgirl” because she paints on matchboxes. To see more of her fun/interesting work visit her website www.thematchboxgirl.com

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