There's something different about home decor that takes inspiration from nature, is moulded with craftsmanship, and is handmade by artisans. Something about these is timeless, minimalist, yet modern to fit what's aesthetic today and will be in the times to come. Takshni brings decor and accents just like what we discussed briefly - a range of minimal yet modern-day decorations that reflects skills, art, traditions and modernity in every single piece.
We have carefully contemporized the designs to blend in with today's aesthetics and designs seamlessly. In its true sense, this range is very subtle yet effective in making and bringing a space together. Through our unique range of home decor collections, we try to tell a story of art, heritage and tradition to local and global markets.
Let us take you through the crafts used by Takshni in handcrafting the masterpieces that we do.
Lost Wax Casting from Chattisgarh
The lost wax casting is a bronze casting technique that has been around for ages. Although found all over the region, metal craftsmen known as Ghadwas found concentrated in jagdalpur and Kondagaon, are mainly known for creating and shaping. The term "Ghadwa" itself means creating and shaping, and this technique is popular amongst the tribal groups such as Malars, Jharas, Bharewas and Swarnakars.
Traditionally, this bronze casting was used by Ghadwas to cast utensils; however, due to the recent decline in the demands for the same, they have switched to crafting ornaments like anklets, nose pins or toe rings, etc. Slowly with widening demands, they also started making god and goddess figures. With time, the end product coming out of this craft has changed, but its beauty remains the same.
Wood carving from Puri, Odisha
Wood carving is one of the oldest art forms practised in various parts of Odisha, especially Puri, renowned for its artisans and their hand-carved wooden pieces finished with vegetable or chemical colours. The craftsmen use different kinds of wood for their craft like neem, cedar, Sheesham and teak.
However, the demand for these crafts has declined over time, but at Takshni, we try to keep these traditional art forms alive through our unique product range. We make sure to take inspiration from Lord Jagannath Temple and the culture of Puri, which drives the whole theme of our articles.
Paper Mache From Kashmir
This amazing art form called "Paper Mache" has been passed down in Kashmir from one generation to another for years and years. The art form came to India from Persia when Mir Syed Ali Hamdani visited Kashmir and brought some skilled craftsmen and artisans along. Over time, this art form started flourishing and remains very beautiful. The mache paper is an art piece by the Kashmiri artisans that is then laid upon the wood carved by Bhubaneshwar artists.
Takshni proudly showcases paper mache craftsmanship through the collection. Decor made using this technique is not only a beautiful addition to your home but also a great gift.
Inspired by these traditional ancient art forms, we have designed fusion pieces of Table Accents like vases, candles and Krishna figures, handcrafted by our skilled artists, that will look magnificent in any room that you place them in.
At Takshni, we bring in the uniqueness and beauty of all of these art forms in our way, maintaining the traditions with a modern twist. We highly respect the artisans that continue to pursue the art forms even after centuries and encourage everyone to keep these art forms alive - in our culture, lives and homes.
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