You go to a hill station every summer and land up picking up the routine—a pot, pine cones, and Buddha-shaped candles. It’s time to wake up and get a taste of more modern and fashionable handicraft items. Canework, coloured pottery and interesting items made in wood are some of your best bets this summer.
Make bangles your best friend this summer. Buy bangles in glass or lak in stunning colours and make a style statement that is always in fashion. Whether you are a teenager or an office goer, bangles are in vogue and go with any attire this summer.
Bangles tend to brighten up your look and can be used in any combination. They give you a new look everyday and are sure to be noticed! Stacked bangles are highly in demand this season, especially the broad ones. Go and get some for yourself!
Floral Skirts and Dresses
Light, flowing skirts make a comeback this season. Airy skirts in light pastels give you a really cool look. The effect is also being adorned on dresses this season and they look simply divine. Dresses in light colours—pink, grey and blue—are the hot picks this season.
The skirts this year are best teamed up with funky tank tops in block prints. This looks fab because of their mix of tradition and modernity. Floral printed skirts of knee length have a particularly charming effect.
For home care buys this summer, bamboo has become a hot favourite. Change your style and pick exclusive bamboo interior items such as an interesting laundry basket, or a wonderful towel tray. Aesthetically-carved bamboo furniture is also a good buy if you are keen on keeping your drawing room light.
The sundi and golla species of bamboo are particularly in demand these days as some creative artisans have been able to work up aesthetic bamboo baskets with utter perfection. Picking up bamboo items from an upmarket store will get you more interesting items.
A hotseller from Rajasthan is blue glazed pottery that attracts the fancy of Indian and foreign tourists alike. What makes it special is the use of quarts, stone and sodium sulphate instead of simple clay. Traditional floral patterns along with an elegant portrayal of the bygone days of royal Rajasthan have made this traditional art extremely popular among visitors and buyers who throng craft melas and simply cannot stop admiring this form of art and tradition.
Multicolour thread work on leather jootis is a reflection of the technical brilliance of simple village artisans. Buy one from Rajasthan, Amritsar or Patiala, jootis are making a statement this summer. Peshwari, Nagra, and Kashidakari artforms have transformed the art of leatherwork into a fashionable handicraft that continues to attract fashionistas.
The use of silk and beads along with gold threads has become a popular leather handicraft item this year. Little wonder, jootis are being increasingly presented at the most admired craft fairs.
Handicrafts are hot this summer and there is nothing more fashionable than endorsing traditional Indian arts. Go get it!