ROOT FOR ART
Important ingredients in the creation of traditional homes, socially significant handicrafts are going through revival both in terms of design and utility to fit into industrially- fixed new- age living spaces. Taking this fusion flight further, Basava Ambara in Bangalore hosts a cross- section of crafts persons and designers. Situated in one of the oldest neighbourhoods, Basavanagudi, the 4,000 sq ft outlet displays an impressive collection of textiles and household articles. Lacquered wood and bidri work abounds here. Choose from bidri platters, lacquered bowls, candle stands, table legs, vases and even hookah bases. Venkatram Reddy, the store’s partner says, “Interaction with craftsmen has played a great role in achieving these results in terms of understanding the material.” This has helped experimenting with and designing new forms, finishes and effects.
Basava Ambara in Bangalore abounds in lacquered wood and bidri work items