Monday, January 12, 2009

Mhow's shadow work, smocked gowns, and goat leather products

Mhow, in Indore district of Madhya Pradesh (central India) offers a lot of goods for the eager shopper. You can pick up prettily embroidered suit material, sarees and little girls' dresses. The place is famous for smocked needlework - a thriving legacy from the colonial days - and 'shadow embroidery'. Even non-shoppers can have a fill just window-shopping!




These are artefacts made of goat leather - penstands, peg-table base, keyholder, toys





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16 comments:

  1. Interesting things of your world!
    Beautiful post!

    Luiz

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  2. Interesting pics of crafts from your area. I loved the mortar mixing technique from the previous blog, too.

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  3. Swarna: An interesting look at the local fare at the market.

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  4. I love Indian crafts and fabrics. They are very meticulous and detailed. Wish I could visit India one day.

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  5. Good to see such creative items handmade.

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  6. Lovely embroidery and Leathercraft. The little horse and came are particularly beautiful

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  7. Hey, did u get anything for me???

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  8. Beautiful and interesting things from your world! Lovely photos! Thank you so much for sharing!

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  9. The intricate needlework is supurb. And it's hard to believe the artifacts are made of goat skin. Such detail. Marvelous. Thanks for sharing.

    I am watching a documentary on PBS about India. Such a facinating country. A place I need to visit.

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  10. Beautiful local handworks and interesting materials.

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  11. Thanks all for visiting
    Indrani - of course. Choose your stuff!
    Gaelyn - welcome - you could drive down! :)

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  12. That deer on the wall looks great. Recently I bought a small camel doll for my daughter. Her name's dinky.

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