Intricately crafted earrings handmade using whole rice seeds (paddy) & wooden beads by Putul Das Mitra. She has been weaving delicate paddy jewellery since 2000. A national award winner, she along with other women practice making paddy jewellery which uses an excellent balance between professional finesse and traditional natural wealth. Paddy, which is rice with husk, is first treated with Araldite gum. After that, the grains are beautifully sewn in symmetric patterns. A melange of artificial beads, studs, nylon threads, acrylic colours, and other décor is used to weave lightweight earrings, necklaces, tops, and other items. Locally known as ‘Dhaan’ crafts, the process is complex and requires delicate handiwork.
Wipe gently with a soft cloth when needed. (keep away from perfumes, sprays, water and other liquid substances, store separately in a box)
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Dastkar - Selected Craftspeople
From a large canvas of artisans across India, Dastkar partners to brings selected crafts-persons on-line on iTokri. Dastkar works with rural men and women to create indigenous crafts, the skills of which have been passed generation-to-generation. Dastkar, also a 'mela' expert, has been organizing crafts fairs across the country since two decades giving international exposure to artisans and beautiful handcrafted bliss to craft-lovers!! We at iTokri, love them for what they do!!