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'Baaya Design' – country's 1st Folk Art store for contemporary homes

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Mar '10
'Baaya Design' the brainchild of Shibani Jain and Indranil Sengupta now unveil India's first folk art and craft store for contemporary homes. 'Baaya' in a local Indian language refers to the weaver bird that weaves its nest in a rather unique way. The store brings you the best in Indian Tribal art and craft which combines paintings with textiles and other craft forms to make each piece unique.

Baaya Design aims to showcase the natural beauty and workmanship in Tribal Art by presenting them in contemporary colors, style and form. Each painting is created by master artisans across India. The range extends from Mednipur, Warli, Madhubani, Saura, Dokra Craft, Phad Painting, Gond Painting, Kalighat Painting, West Bengal Jadupatta and many other tribal paintings.

Baaya Design's rare form of Saura Wall Art from Orrisa is carved out in wood, painted in matt black ink. Colors are filled in after the base dries up. Simple yet elegant, raw but beautiful, this craft form is truly distinct piece of wall art. Warli, the evocative folk art belongs to the state of Maharashtra in western India reflects the tribe's way of life, social customs, flora and fauna of the region, occupations, harvest cycles and daily activities. Traditionally, the only color used in creating Warli paintings is white and is obtained from rice paste. The base is the mix of red earth and natural stains like Henna and other mineral colors. Today this art form is widely recognized in India and Internationally.

The beautiful Brass Dokra piece from Orissa and West Bengal is made with painstaking lost wax process. Phad painting from Rajasthan is a beautiful specimen of Indian cloth painting, which venerates the deeds of a hero. Gond paintings from the state of Madhya Pradesh are done by the tribal women of the village using simple homemade colors. Kalighat painting originated in 19th century Bengal, in the vicinity of the Kali Temple in Kolkata.

Baaya Design offers diverse products which are largely finished products - framed wall art (tribal & traditional), lamps, wall mirrors, trays & coasters, table covers, mats & napkins, baskets, clocks, key holders, installations inspired by Tribal Art. The store provides customized design and implementation of traditional murals for interior and exteriors of homes and corporate offices. Baaya works with wood, glass, terracotta, peppier mache, leather and other diverse materials and also with handcrafted and handmade materials largely.

This weaver's bird plans to develop folk - tribal - traditional artists across all over India and gives you a chance to add special touch to your place of abode. By doing so, Baaya Design offers original art that all of us can relate to. And with every painting that is purchased, you can bring income to a highly deserving individual – the artisan of India.

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