Our Products!

(Section Under Construction!!)

Lacquer Bangles of Rajasthan:

Lacquer : The auspicious material
Lacq is chemically an inert material which has no reaction with human skin. This has low melting point and is highly malleable thus suitable for making ornaments. The material is integral part of hindu ritual system. Lacquer bangles are given to brides at time of marriage which she continues wear throughout her life as a symbol of marriage. Traditional design has stones studded over them to reflect away any bad energies, keeps ill-omen away and maintains positive aura around the person wearing it.


Bangles: Contemporizing the design
With changing lifestyles and dressing sense, new designs have to be developed that can match modern aesthetics yet maintaining the beauty and symbolism of the traditional ornaments. Crafting Nuru Schools train the rural traditional artisans in design and helps them reach larger market.

Toffee wrapper with stones

Toffee wrapper simple elegance

Traditional Stone Studded

Leheriya set

Golden striped set

Bandhej bangles

Terracotta look

Lacy set

Zig Zag traditional stone studded


Golden Striped



The Artisans:

 Artisans roll the lacquer with their hands while it’s still hot and cut      them manually to make bangles. Once the basic ring is made, they further  cut various designs by using hands or any available objects like comb,  metal strips or develop a mould to engrave a design. Stones are studded  generally by women at home, again re-heating and manually putting each  stone on the bangles. After all this effort, its difficult for rural craftsmen to  reach the right market and have to sell their products to middle-men at  less price.

We bring the bangles directly from craftsmen at the price they deserve and help them reach the right market.

_______________________________________________________

Kota Doria Sarees, Stoles and Dupattas of Rajasthan:

Kota Doria Fabric: 

IMG_0456

This Fabric is woven in a small village ‘Kaithoon’ in Kota district of Rajasthan in India. Kota doria is a handloom fabric with hand-spun cotton warp and silk weft. It has a unique checked texture, translucent look and 100% air pass quality which keeps body cool and makes it highly popular fabric for summers.

kota weaver

Embroidery-Zari-Thread

In weaving with designs – real gold and silver threads (real Jari) is used. Historically Kota doria sarees have been used by royal family and Nobility of Rajasthan at various occasions. However due to the power-loom copies with plastic jari, the weavers of Kota are facing cut throat competition.wires are used called ‘real jari’ to make intricate patterns. Resham work is also popular for making patterns.

The real jari thread is too delicate and can only be used in hand-looms and the thread breaks in power-loom.

Understanding the importance and state of this handloom craft, Government of India has provided Kota doria fabric Geographic Indication status.

DSC_0026

DSC_0039

DSC_0066

DSC_0091

DSC_0238

DSC_0247

DSC_0255

We work with individual weavers from Kota with 1 – 2 looms at their homes and help their product reach the right market.

Click on the link: Kota doria samples to see larger range of our product samples.

Advertisements

12 responses to “Our Products!

  1. Sreekanti

    These bangles are beautiful Where can I buy these? Do you have any other crafts for sale?

  2. Rajesh Molasi

    Hey Megha, Nice initiative yaar. Not surpurised but as i know your capability. Hey just a quick question, where i can buy these bangles in Mumbai?

  3. Ruchira

    Hi
    I am interested in bulk purchase of these bangles. Can you please let me know the price and other details.

  4. Anna

    where can i get these kota saris

  5. Poorvi

    Hi..very nice collection….we will definitely like to buy this products for our website

  6. Dearest Crafting Nuru Team.
    We would like to contact you about working with you to retail your products at our store in London (Maahira).
    Furthermore we are interested in discussing the potential for a collaboration in product development through your initiative.
    Please do contact us at your earliest convinience

    Best Wishes

    Team Maahira

  7. This piece of wwriting offers clear idea designed for the new visitors of
    blogging, that really how to do blogging and
    site-building.

  8. Awesome issues. I am very satisfied to look
    your post. Thank you a lot and I’m having a look ahead to contact
    you. Will you please drop me an e-mail?

  9. nitin

    Hi Megha,
    Appreciate your work towards the revival of traditional art,

    I would like to contact with you regarding business opportunity along with uplifting the artisan art.
    I am founder of Banawat an on line shopping portal for craft work from artisans only. We are selling article with the name and description of particular artist so that shoppers across India not only buy these product but also came to know about the hands who create these products.`

    Portal will be in action soon, We are creating data base of such artisan from where we can get the products.
    About us, We have a team of 5 . Graduate from NIFT Hyderabad.;

    It will be very nice if we have crafting NURU with us.

Chirp! Chirp! Please post your comments!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s