For over 350 years, the Soni family of Mathura has been snipping exquisite paper stencils to create rangolis at Krishna temples. But now Sanjhi, as the craft is called, and its delicate motifs — kadamb tree, flowers, butterflies, cows and geometric patterns — are finding different uses. They are on lamps, screens, sliding doors, windows, coasters and trays. Ram Soni’s work now decorates homes and public spaces in India and abroad. He is currently displaying his work at the Guangdong trade show.
At Akshara, the craft and calligraphy exhibition recently held in Mumbai, the Marwari kavad artist Satyanarayan Sutar gave an unconventional twist to the brightly coloured story boxes of Rajasthan..................Read more
Source: The Times of India