Breathing New Life into Tribal Artistry & Artists
While Indian tribal art is revered around the world, the artisans are often forgotten. Sunil Tayal and Alok Choudhary were acutely aware of this situation and were thus determined to do something about it. They established Lavanya Merchantile in 2014 to promote art ...
While Indian tribal art is revered around the world, the artisans are often forgotten. Sunil Tayal and Alok Choudhary were acutely aware of this situation and were thus determined to do something about it. They established Lavanya Merchantile in 2014 to promote art with the creator in mind. Their respect for artistry formed the foundation of this venture. Lavanya Merchantile is an embodiment of the mission to protect, nurture, and propagate ancient traditions, crafts, and craftsmen. When you purchase a product from Lavanya, you too become a part of this noble endeavour.
Lavanya Merchantile houses an exclusive collection of metal items, whose beauty and splendour you will truly be enamoured with. The artefacts are handcrafted by the tribals of Bastar and sourced directly from Chhattisgarh, India. Key attractions include metal sculptures of Nandi, camel, deer, elephant, horse, humans, boats, and Lord Ganapati. The brand is also popular for its wide range of metal pen stands, spoon stands, candle stands, card holders, flower pots, good-luck masks, mementos, trumpets, and frames. Since the products are not machine-made, they are marked by variations and rawness that further up their beauty and uniqueness. The company thus prides in the fact that no two products are identical.
The enterprise, which ensures that artisans receive the maximum benefit, has become hugely popular in a short span. In 2014, they showcased their handicrafts at an exhibition in Italy and received a lot of appreciation.
Lavanya’s handicrafts are produced using high-grade materials. They have an impressive finish and design. More importantly, they are created without dyes or artificial colours. The artisans use their knowledge and experience to create exceptional art that showcases tradition and history. Lavanya Merchantile also provides design ideas to artisans based on their R&D. All products are known to maintain perfect finish, sheen, and character for years. And obviously, they make great gifts.
An exquisite Dhokra piece, Lavanya Ring Pen Stands is shaped as a chunky bangle. Numerous perforated rings surround the tubular article in three concentric bands. Skilled artisans from Chhattisgarh have given the pen stand a carved, jali (perforated) look. The piece spells good taste and beautifully helps to organize your worktable or any other platform.
Dhokra is the art of non–ferrous metal casting using the lost wax casting technique. This sort of metal casting has been used in India for over 4,000 years and is still hugely popular. One of the earliest known lost wax artefacts is the dancing girl of Mohenjo-daro. This technique for casting of copper-based alloys has also been found in countries such as China, Egypt, Malaysia, Nigeria, and Central America.
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