Has art been losing its grip in modern times? India is a dynamic country with a diverse range of cultures, art forms, and customs. It is echoed in its arts and handicrafts, which incorporate a rich history, aesthetics, and elegant designs. Traditional art and handicraft industries have provided job and livelihood options since times immemorial. It is also considered as one of the drivers in establishing inclusive work opportunities and assisting in sustainable development in current times. However, with the assault of fast-paced mass-production processes, the survival of traditional arts and handicrafts is in jeopardy.
For thousands of Biharis living all across India, the festive months of October-November do not reach their full grandeur until six days after the festival of light, which is observed as Chhath Puja. A cultural thread that keeps them bound with their state, its grandeur can be imagined from the fact that every year, Chhath Puja special trains are run to carry the extra rush of people heading back to worship their Chhathi Maiya and Surya Dev (The Sun God).
The festive season is here and there are big sales everywhere! (including on Knotty Knitters where prices have been slashed out across all product sections) When everybody is introducing new collections in sarees and suits, we thought we’d switch our attention away from the apparel section for some time and instead focus on the home decor section. Why do you ask? Well, what also coincides with Diwali is