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Message in a Puppet @ Jaipur Art Summit!

Weaving the magic of art and colors Jaipur Art Summit began with a fresh wave as a delight for every art connoisseur. On a crisp winter afternoon, one need not walk around the unwinding streets of city to see the colors anymore but simply step inside the famous Ravindra Manch, at Ramniwas garden Jaipur, and witness a palette of colors which is being displayed on various formats like canvas, visual and digital art, art installations, sculptures and other contemporary and folk-centric expressions by national and international artists.

As you enter the gate, there stands a big canvas where every one is free to float in the spirit of art. Though every art piece is worth a mention but here we are talking about the one that caught everyone’s attention. A tree in the center garden with one huge puppet and dozens of other puppets (Kathputli) hanging on it. Made from wood and dressed in colorful and intricate native attires, decorated with bindi, borla, necklace, bajuband, bangles, embellished with gotta each and every puppet (Kathputli) stands out.

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The sight is so beautiful that for some time you will mistake it for a beautiful paradise of another world. As we stopped and looked they were just not puppets that we usually witness on any Jaipur street and are normally sold as a celebrated art form of Rajasthan.

But there lies a story attached to each puppet, the story of every woman, who is empowered. As soon as you notice one name, you will be more inclined to read all- Miss Universe Sushmita Sen, Mary Com, Kalpana Chawala and many alike who have made their place in this man’s world. Each puppet depicting the role of woman in our society, her abilities, her presence, her individuality, her dedication and sacrifice.

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Such a captivating artwork must have come out by some famous experienced artists. Well, this is what we thought exactly. But we were utterly surprised to meet these young and budding Artists Vrinda Haldia from Jaipur and Uma Kant Meena from a small town of Bundi.

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And this is what the two artists had to say about their art work-

“We have conceived this idea to reveal the multifaceted roles of women in front of the society-said Vrinda. She added further- The use of latest tech gadgets (iPhone, laptop etc as props with puppets signifies the power of women and how easy it is for her to handle each sphere in a dignified way besides handling the household chores, (while pointing towards one puppet with a rolling pin)

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“ As I belong to this small town of Rajasthan – Bundi, I have seen women of my family doing nothing except household work. They did not go to school and are not allowed to work outside their home. As I moved to big city I have seen how the women roles here are different from the one at my village. Here girls are doing everything, going to school, working, they are doing business, some are entrepreneurs, they are not shy like village girls, they are free to do things of their choice. This multifaceted face of today’s city women inspired me to experiment the same concept so as to bridge the gap between a village and a city girl”- said Uma Kant Meena

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This 5-day festival promises an experience like never before and tops the wish-list of passionate artists and art-lovers. So, get ready to soak in the colorful, warm and festive spirit of the city during the ongoing art festival!

For more info about the festival, follow

https://www.facebook.com/jaipurartsummit/

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6 ways to rock the Jaipuri Gota Patti this wedding season

It’s the shaadi season and when the wedding is happening in Rajasthan, isn’t it unfair on the bridesmaids and other beautiful women in the pre-wedding ceremonies to be deprived of the royal Rajasthani touch ? Even if everyone is dressed differently and in their own tastes, there should be something which unites every closed one in the ceremonies and color them in one single culture. And hence we have a perfect symbol of Rajasthani culture – Gota Patti.

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Gota Patti or Gota work is a type of Indian embroidery that originated in Rajasthan. Gota embroidery uses the applique technique where small pieces of zari ribbon are applied onto the fabric with the edges sewn down to create elaborate patterns. Gota embroidery is specially worn on auspicious occasions in Rajasthan, but do you know that other than sarees and other traditional clothes, gota patti is done inexpensively and gorgeously on other accessories ? Let us introduce you to some superb gota patti stuff that can add a dash of cultural glam this wedding season !!

  1.  Maang Tikka
    A perfect pick for the Mehendi function, a Gota Patti maang tikka adds that perfect traditional touch to your mehendi attire and is the most comfortable form of jewellery for a day where your hands are colored in the beautiful henna. Bring them in different colors and get all women to wear them and get clicked for amazing memories !gotapatti-maangtikka
  2.  Earrings
    No occasion in a wedding can be complete without a cheerful pair of earrings in lovely hues either complementing or contrasting the dress beneath. This season, go for a pair of Gota patti earrings and feel light and gorgeous both at the same time 🙂gotapatti-earrings
  3. Rings
    After your face, it’s your hands that do all the talking on special occasions 😉 So apart from the manicure, put on a gota patti ring in your favorite color and add a Rajasthani glam to your look this time.gp-ring
  4. Bracelet/Bangle
    Ditch the haathon mein nau nau chudiyan and go for one single bold bangle with gota patti design and rock the wedding !gp-bangles
  5. Clutch
    There are too many chances of you losing your precious things such as phone, keys, money in wedding ceremonies, but why carry a boring wallet or a huge handbag which completely dull down your look? Make it fun to carry stuff by choosing a bright colored clutch with gota patti work and rock your wedding look with a swag 😉gota-patti-clutches
  6. JutiyaWhat can look better with your ethnic outfit than an ethnic pair of juttis ? And when these juttis come in beaming colors and Jaipuri gota patti, the fun is totally unmatched 🙂

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    Happy wedding 🙂

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Rajasthan Heritage Week – Fashion’s rendezvous with Pink city

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Jaipur, the city known for its rich heritage and culture is also recognized for its handlooms, crafts and traditional weaves. Not only this when it comes to fashion the pink city has its own style of doing it, leaving everybody inspired. The highlight of fashion in Jaipur, the capital city of the state of Rajasthan is that it sees an amalgamation of art from different places in the state like Kota, Churu, Bikaner, Jodhpur, Barmer and many more. For fashion lovers who want to see what the state of Rajasthan holds in terms of fashion, nothing can be a better example than the ‘Rajasthan Heritage Week’

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‘Rajasthan Heritage Week’, is a unique initiative created to celebrate the traditional artisans and to revive the art of handloom and traditional weaves. The second day of the five day event saw the initiation of Rajasthan Fashion Week. This fashion week unlike others was done with a twist and the pink City would never have had it any other way.

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The designers who showcased their collection used fabrics made by handloom, khadi and other weaves famous in Rajasthan. The famous textiles of Rajasthan like tie &Dye, Shibori and block printing were also clearly visible in the designs.

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On the first day of the fashion week 12 national and international designers showcased their designs amidst amazing folk performances like Ghoomar, Kaalbeliya and live folk music. 773a5832-copy

The fashion show opened with none other than city’s very own designer Swati Ubroi presenting her amazing gotta patti work to the viewers. The show saw many amazing designs by the celebrated designer Rohit Bal, Menswear by Ajay Kumar, Vidhi Singhania’s traditional zari gotta designs and the show ended on the high note with Raghvendra Rathore’s collection for men and women.

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Rajasthan Heritage Week is also promoting local artisans through ‘Handmade in Rajasthan’ exhibition which is going on at Diggi Palace and will last till 4th December’16.  The Rajasthan Fashion Week has more to come with the upcoming two days of Fashion week which will see designers like Rohit Kamra, Bibi Russell, Paridhi Jaipuriya, Ayush Kasliwal, Wendell Rodricks and many more showcasing their designs on traditional weaves of Rajasthan.

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We are sure there is a lot more to come.

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7 Events to Attend in December.

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Hello Jaipur,
December is here already. As the mercury drops and the year, 2016 get ready to wrap itself, there are still many- a- treats in store for you this December. From School fairs to poetry, art, marathons and exhibitions thrown into the heady mix, the month promises to be an exciting one. To make sure that you don’t miss out on some of the really happening do’s that the city has to offer, we are here with our own little list just for you.

1. Rajasthan Heritage Week
Date : 30th November -04th December 2016
Venue : Diggi Palace, Jaipur

RFW is featuring 39 of Rajasthan’s Master weavers and textile artisans and collaborating with India’s top designers in a 5-day Fashion, Exhibition and alliances extravaganza. This exciting event has been put together by Khadi Board, Government of Rajasthan and Prasad Bidapa to bring together an important dialogue between luxury and heritage of textiles. Indigenous weaves, natural dyes, hand-woven, organic and age-old techniques meets alternate fashion movement. With the likes of Rohit Bal, Raghavendra Rathore, Rajesh Pratap Singh, Urvashi Kaur, Swati Ubroi and many more participating in the event, a craft bazaar during the day showcasing the works of these Master craftsmen and so much more, this event promises to give every fashion week in the country a run for their money! Can’t give this a miss, Jaipur !

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Date : 3rd December, 9 pm
Venue : Maskaa talk, Malviya Nagar, Jaipur

If you fancy yourself as a home-grown comedian or a good dose of laughter truly makes your day then take a shot at being a stand-up comic or enjoy the fun filled event at Komedy Korner’s open Mic night #11. Some music, talent on the rocks and awesome food will also be on the menu to add sparkle your evening. This indigenous band of Stand-ups sure seem to impress us.

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3. Poetry Session 11- Poetry and Folk Music
Date :4th December, 04.30 pm
Venue : Thirsty Owl, Vaishali Nagar Circle, Jaipur

Now this event truly celebrates a quintessential Jaipur Winter afternoon. An open terrace, a hot steaming cup of coffee and Rajasthani Folk artists performing live in the glorious winter sun & refreshing winter breeze makes for one great Sunday afternoon. This is an interesting platform for local as well as amateur poets and writers to come forth and celebrate folk music and poetry together as a participant or just basking in the sun as an audience if you fancy a day of recitals and literature. It is a free event requiring no prior registration. We say, Go Jaipur spruce up your hidden talent and rub some local’Literati’ shoulders before the Jaipur Lit Festival is upon us in January

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4. RBMHS Winter Carnival
Date :4th December , 2.30-8.30 pm
Venue : Rukmani Birla Modern High School, Gopal pura bypass ,Jaipur.

Are you one of those who feels all set to go down the lane of nostalgia or the blues come winters? Some very exciting winter school fairs and carnivals are here to step up the season and have fun a-plenty! It’s Alice in wonderland moment for you. Go down the rabbit hole, dip in the wonderland , explore an adventurous journey through the circus, or enjoy your day with dancing, clowns and merry makers, Ferris wheel and Columbus, DJ, raffle and so much more!  Jaa Jaipur, Jaa; unleash that child in you. 😀

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5. Kahaani Festival
Date :5th -6th December, 9 am to 4 pm
Venue : Jayshree Periwel International School, Mahapura, Jaipur

India has been a land of storytelling, with many of its traditions, history and culture richly woven in the stories , folk songs, and folklores from the past and passed on thus. This beautiful tradition and art has created many a fond memories and has always been an ‘Art form’, a pre-cursor to ‘nautanki’ or ‘tamasha’. The ‘Kahaani’ Festival aims to enchant and empower families as they explore a multitude of narrative weaves through oral and written storytelling, theater, music and puppet shows, and activities such as workshops and illustrations. Go join in this beautiful and highly creative event and come back transformed. This event is open to children as well as adults.

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6. Jaipur Art Summit
Date :7th -11th December, 11am to 6 pm
Venue : Ravindra Manch, Jaipur

With over 300 Artworks from over 25 countries, workshops and demonstrations of all traditional art forms of India, movie screening, talks, discussions, workshops and discussions, these 5 days are jam-packed with the most exhilarating energy. See who’s who of Art grace the culturally laden and beautiful Pink City and collaborate with the very unique that the World has to offer.

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7. Pink City Marathon
Date : 18th dec, 6 am to 10 pm
Venue : Albert hall, Jaipur
Run for a Cause or a few in this case. ‘Beti Bachao, Swachch Bharat and Save water as its epicenter of causes as well as Ranvijay as its brand ambassador, the Pink city Marathon, an International Running Event will consist of a 5km Dream Run and Half Marathon of 21KM. Fitness and its encouragement remain the prime motto. The Idea behind is to bring thousands of people from different cultures united by this one challenge. Whether you run, walk or cheer from the sidelines, this is going to be Jaipur’s Biggest organized Marathon Event. Be part of the Pink City Marathon 2016!

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So go ahead and enjoy your December, Jaipur . 😀