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Achutan Ramachandran, popularly known as A. Ramachandran, is a renowned Indian painter born in 1935 in Kerala. In 2005, he was awarded the Padma Bhushan, India's third highest civilian honour.|Initially, Ramachandran paintedin an expressionist style which poignantly reflected the angst of urban life. The paintings were large, akin to murals, and comprised powerful figuration. By the 1980's however, Ramachandran's work underwent a sea-change. Urban reality was no longer a preoccupation. A tribal community in Rajasthan with its vibrant ethos gripped his imagination. Simultaneously, the colours and forms of the murals in the Kerala temples began to influence his mode of expression.|
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In the formal central hall of a traditional oriental home, a long narrow table with flanges became the focal point. These tables were used as domestic altar tables for ancestor worship.The very rich would build a special shrine or temple to house their ancestral tablets and ritual accouterments. Altar tables were also used as a display surface for heirlooms and trinkets.|
Beautiful hand-carved spoons in a shape inspired by the ginko (also spelt as ginkgo) leaf, an ancient tree with fossil remnants dating back 270 million years, possessing great healing powers. The spoons, cast in metal and finished with the margaz process, can be used for pickles, vinegars and yoghurt as the finish will not tarnish, unlike raw metal. Enhance your table setting with these ancient sculptural implements.|
The state of Rajasthan in India is famous for Bone Inlay furniture, which is made using an intricate process that requires immense skill and practice. The skill is passed down from generation to generation.In the first step, camel bone is collected and pieces are hand-carved to give them a delicate shape. Next, the bone pieces are affixed on the wooden furniture frame to create intricate patterns. In the third and final step, the spaces around the bone are filled with a coloured resin background.|It is imperative to note that no animals are harmed for making bone inlay furniture.|This retro looking chest of drawers has two deep drawers for ample storage.|
The state of Rajasthan in India is famous for Bone Inlay furniture, which is made using an intricate process that requires immense skill and practice. The skill is passed down from generation to generation.In the first step, camel bone is collected and pieces are hand-carved to give them a delicate shape. Next, the bone pieces are affixed on the wooden furniture frame to create intricate patterns. In the third and final step, the spaces around the bone are filled with a coloured resin background.|It is imperative to note that no animals are harmed for making bone inlay furniture.|
This rocking chair in teak wood and wicker is typical of the very popular Art Deco style of the 20th century. Representing glamour and finesse, this classic furniture piece is a striking one, especially with its refined geometric shapes. Art Deco is a luxurious visual arts design style that emerged in France just before World War I, and flourished internationally between 1920`s-1940`s. Its popularity waned during World War II, when it was regarded as being too ostentatious. Learn more aboutÊArt Deco.