(The photographs in this post are © Amrit Ammu Photography)

This post is a follow up sequence of  the blog  “On the occasion of Ugadi”

On this festive day, our college mess was also decorated with flowers and Rangoli and there was a joyous atmosphere around. To be a part of the celebrations at Shilparamam, I was travelling in bus with my friend and on the way, while travelling , I saw so many ladies and young girls dressed up in new clothes and warm smiles. Many of them also adorned Gajra on their hair. The whole city was in a festive mood.

On reaching Shilparamam, I just went wow over and over again ! I must say, I was witnessing this kind of creativity after a very long time. And on seeing the whole of it and capturing it’s beauty in my camera, I was really overjoyed. Here are some pictures that made me go gaga over this exhibition. 🙂

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I loved the way these mirrors and lamps were displayed under the blue colored tent..

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This is that huge wooden carved door that was up there on display ! Perhaps, they made one by taking orders.. Isn’t it superb ! I admired the detailing and the ancient nawabi look of this door 🙂

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The ancient styled mirrors and the other wooden items above ..

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I simply loved the aluminium glass lamps .. There were so many of them at the place !

Actually, not only these aluminium lamps.. but there were so many things at that place, which I simply loved 🙂

Up next came the multiple bangle stalls ! Awesome and incredible ! All of them .. So colourful ! So adorable .. You name a color and they had ..

This is the top view angle of so many colors and contrasts lined up there !

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Fascinating ! Aren’t they …

And then.. This picture I feel, is my best shot from the bangles series… Aww.. I adore it 🙂

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There are shapes, colors, contrasts, beads and vibrancy all over this picture.. which makes it a ‘simply feminine’ picture .. !

Then below is the traditional touch on the bangles, which I liked to portray in the sepia tone

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The middle row bangles in the picture below were actually silver in colour..

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Their beauty was being enhanced by the warm reflection of the sunlight on them, and by the bangles at their either side.. which made them look so appealing !

Thread bangles below !!

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Choosing the pink one for herself ! …

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Thread bangles at the roll 🙂

Now below is another variety.. And I much adore these !! These are the metallic bangles. I have got a pair for myself too, which I match and wear with the traditional suits.

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This is a metallic neck-piece above ! Isn’t it gorgeous ! This is basically from the traditional jewellery collection and still is not out of fashion ! That’s the beauty of the traditional stuff.

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Whoa !! And there was this big pile of bangles to choose from !!

Metallic bangles below.. Innumerable designs with various colors displayed all over !…

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The huge ones up there ! In multiple colors yet again !!

I am having a series of shots on colorful beads, women accessories and pottery, beside others, which I think I will share in my next blogpost !! This post is becoming a little too long already ! That’s the magic shilparamam had to offer that day ! Amazing art all around !

Here is glance of the splendid Folk Art items, with a modern touch, indeed..

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Some musical instrument illustrations and some other shapes and numbers, done beautifully as wall hangings above..

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Elephants, bells, thread, shells .. Making awesome wind chimes 🙂 Traditional and modern element intact !

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These are handmade wall hangings yet again .. stringed together in a thread with mirrors, beads, wooden animal statues and bells..

The cute catty below was a handmade toy ! Vibrant and catchy !  The toy’s body was attached with a thread, which on pulling, used to make the cute catty appear in a dancing mode ! *Giggle* A cute innovative toy for kids 🙂

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The hand painted bottles below ! Wow detailing ..

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On these bottles, the God idols were also painted ! Shown above..

Any guesses for this one below ? What do you think, it might be ?

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Oh well, this is a hand-painted coconut !! Isn’t it fabulous .. 🙂

Another beauty below ..

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Moving on from folk art, the place also had the crockery feast ! Sharing below .. 🙂

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Loved the way these mugs were placed one over another, forming patterns ..

Colorful bowls below, I got the black polka dots one for myself …

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Awesomely designed jars and super cool coffee mugs below..

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This was the cutest item in the crockery section ! A cute piggy bank up there ! *Giggle*   🙂

That’s it for now on Shilparamam ! I will follow the other part of the story and the photographs from the same place, in my upcoming blog-post.. Stay tuned 🙂

You are welcome to see the best of my work on Facebook at Amrit Ammu Photography.

Live. Love. Laugh. & Keep Smiling.

Yours Lovingly,
Amrit Ammu.

The above photographs are copyright © Amrit Ammu Photography / Aa Photography. All Rights Reserved. Copying, downloading, altering or displaying any image without the written permission of the artist is strictly prohibited. 

 

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