Wednesday, August 1, 2012

All that Folk-Sholk



I have had in mind to post about folk art for  some time now. That kitschy, street, utilitarian brand of artifacts that are naive and endearing at the same time.  Before pop art, and kitsch crafts became such trends in the design world were these little hand made objects, appropriating the street and everyday so wonderfully.

Each little  object brings to mind a particular street side, a  mela  or a weekly market one picked them up from. Their rough crude finishes lending texture and fun to nooks. Of course it helps that most of these objects are readily available in a corner bazaar near the home, at dirt cheap prices..
Great ideas for shoe string decor and beyond.
Here are a few snippets from around the house:







8 comments:

Dithi said...

Charming indeed! I am a big fan too!

TheKeyBunch said...

Beautiful post, Chandan. Are those from your home?

Patricia Torres said...

As usual... such a gorgeous post.. Oh I love that stuff you have.. Send me some too... How I miss the street vendors.. melas.. fests... markets... *sigh*.. What to do!!

Such a beautiful post.. You've made my day simply viewing these images.. :-)

vineeta said...

I LOVE THIS POST!! Espeicially the way you have put the pics together. Its a lot of work & totally shines!!

Vandana said...

I found your post such an interesting read.....and the images compliment the write up so well!I agree with you completely....these objects are all for inexpensive yet quirky makeover......

Chandan said...

Hey thanks Dee, Patricia, Vineeta, Vandana and the girls... Vineeta : one has got to learn from all that is inspirational around :) I have been in awe of your layouts and presentation.. kind of rubs off in whatever limited ways I can muster ...

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Chondryma said...

Lovely post.... completely adore...

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