Traditional Art of India – Taarkashi

Shilpguru Shri Ram Swaroop Sharma, born in 1955, was awarded by Shilpguru award in 2014 by Honourable Previous President Shri Pranab Mukherjee. He started this work at the age of 15 years and in last 5 decades have won various prestigious award for his contribution in Taarkashi work. He has also trained 250 craftsman for Taarkashi. Have traveled to Germany, South Africa and England presenting Traditional Art of India - Taarkashi Shilguru Award 2014 National Award 2008 National Merit Award 1988 National Merit Award 1996 Winner of first state award of Rajasthan 1983-84 for Taarkashi Raja Bhawant Das Award 2006 Sajjan Singh Award 2017 by Maharana of Mewar Foundation In the North western provinces of India, the rich and the wealthy, bored  of the contemporary usage of craving on wood desired their doors and storage Sandooks to be ornate with the glitter of silver and gold shining [...]

Traditional Art of India : Thikri

Maniram Dogra, born in 1964, is originally from Himachal Pradesh. Knee towards arts, Maniram started learning painting under Shri Rajendra Singh and Shri Shyam Singh in Jaipur at the age of 15 years. During his art learning and practice, his fascination towards Thikri Art at Amer fort Jaipur inspired him adapt this traditional art practice of Rajasthan. At present he is working as full time thikri and mural artist in Jaipur. The history of mirror mosaic work popularly known as ‘inlay’ in India goes as back asthe Sheesh Mahal (palace of mirrors) constructed by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in 1631. Adorned with pietra dura (stone inlay) and complex mirror-work of the finest quality creating gleaming effect in the royal halls and courtyards, the Mahals of Rajasthan are a reflection of the sumptuous lifestyle of the Rajput royalty in medieval times. To replicate the regalia and opulence of the palace, many a rich Marvadi merchants of Shekhawati got numerous skilled [...]