Vintage Objects of Art
India, in all its magnitude, amazing history and diversity is perhaps best illustrated by the antiques of the sub-continent. These objects of art are silent symbols of the glorious wealthy India, in search of which expeditions were launched from foreign lands and the sensibilities of India, Pre-Moghul, Colonial, Post-Colonial, Portugese, French and even a blend of times-between. The objects are Hindu, Buddhist, Islamic, and Colonial. The miniature paintings from the Pre-Mughal-era from Malwa, Wall-hangings in Zardozi Gold-thread work, Colonial Tapestry and lamps are all equally, antique and absolutely, Indian.
pottery and glassware
The significance of Pottery in India dates back to the Indus Valley Civilization and the Vedic ages. Across the swathes of the plains of the Ganges and the deserts of Gujarat and Rajasthan, pottery, unglazed, glazed and Red and Blue, is widely used an an eco-friendly, earthy, classic form to serve as utensils, flower-vases, garden-pots and Urlis for entrance-ways. Pottery has undergone its own journey of evolution as every region has its unique style and technique influenced over time by the artisans. Tea never tastes as good as it does from an earthen chalet or “dhona”. Our Pottery collection is a visual delight!
stone and wood craft
The breath-taking carvings in stone and wood are evidenced in ancient ruins and more recent temples, churches and mosques spread across India. In South India, there were schools for architecture thousands of years ago, at Badami and Pattadakal of immense interest to this day. An old Indian Empire, Angkor Wat in Cambodia, is a world heritage city. Not limited to ornate carvings but also for carved panels and objects of purpose. The craft informs the landscape of Eternal India.
The image of the “Dancing girl” from the Indus Valley Civilization, the Bronze Nataraja, from the Chola period and and the Iron Pillar, from Samrat Ashok’s time, at Mehrauli, Delhi, are all celebrated with awe for their technique and knowledge of metal-work, internationally. Iron, copper, silver and alloys like bronze, bell metal and white metal have been used traditionally for utensils, pots, pans, utensils, sculptures of deities, mythological figures, as well as, doorknobs, taps, boxes etc. In Rajasthan, there are doors made of Silver and White Metal! Find a fine piece here. Then, find a place in your fine home for it.
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