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Do it yourself educational activity kits
 
Traditional arts and Crafts in India has survived through centuries because it was passed on through a universal language of lines and colors, and was a part of our everyday life, our culture and tradition. But with the changing life style, it has now moved from being a part of everyday life, to just a visual art tradition in the villages and as mere artifacts in the cities.

Our Range of Potli Educational Activity/Craft Kits have been designed to sensitize the children to the various arts and crafts of India, in a hope that they can nurture our culture with love and pride and ensure its continuity in the years to come.

All the Painting kits also come with a DVD of 5 short animation films of Folk Tales from various parts of India, and based on the traditional art forms. The films are made by Tara Douglas.

HAND BLOCK PRINTING KIT – Is the old traditional method of printing fabrics, in India. The kit contains 3 hand carved wooden (sheesham wood) blocks, printing pads, fabric paints and fabric for children to start printing, and then carry it on to other things like t-shirts, cards, napkins and many other.
 


BEAD CRAFT KIT – Collection of hand made beads representing craft traditions of different parts of India. The kit contains 64 assorted beads, and ready to use kits for making a necklace, a bracelet, a key chain and a charm.
 
SHELL CARFT KIT – A project to support the fishermen community living in the Indian Coasts. Contains hand picked shells along with a little story about each shell. Make your own greeting cards using the various design ideas in the kit.
 
PATUA PAINTING KIT – Patua Painting is an old Narrative art form from West Bengal. In the olden days, when there was no media, and entertainment, the chitrakaars used to entertain and carry news through their paintings. Contains 10 color cards, poster colors and brushes, and two satches of natural color material with the recipe of how to make natural colors. Make your collection of Patua painting. The color cards can be framed also.
 
GOND PAINTING KIT from MADHYA PRADESH – Gond Painting is a tribal art form from Madhya Pradesh that is made up of form, dots and dashes. The kit contains 5 color cards, with the forms, poster colors and brushes, and two satches of natural color material with the recipe of how to make natural colors. Fill it up with dots and dashes, and complete your own Gond Painting. The cards can be framed after painting.
 
SANTHAL PAINTING KIT from ORISSA – Santhal Painting is a tribal art form from Orissa. This art form was practiced in olden days, to ward off the evil, and was painted by the “magic” painters. The kit contains 5 coloring cards and 5 colored cards, poster colors and brushes, and two satches of natural color material with the recipe of how to make natural colors. Make your collection of Santhal painting. The color cards can be framed after painting.
 
PHAD PAINTING KT from RAJASTHAN – Phad Painting is an old traditional art form from Rajasthan. When there were no cinemas or theatres, “Bhopas” used to make phad paintings on the life history of their heroes and sing and dance. The kit contains 5 coloring cards and 5 colored cards, poster colors and brushes, and two satches of natural color material with the recipe of how to make natural colors. The color cards can be framed after painting.
 
MADHUBANI PAINTING KIT from BIHAR – Madhubani is a very old traditional art form from Bihar. During the time of Sita’s marriage to Lord Ram, King Dushrath, and Sita’s father got the whole kingdom of Mithila painted, and thus, the tradition of Madhubani / Mithila Painting started. The kit contains 10 coloring cards, poster colors and brushes, and two satches of natural color material with the recipe of how to make natural colors. The coloring cards are a collection of animals drawn in the Madhubani style. Make your own collection of Madhubani paintings. The color cards can be framed after painting.
 
WARLI PAINTING KIT from MAHARASHTRA – Warli painting is the traditional art form from Maharashtra. The people in villages used to paint their everyday lives on the mud walls of their houses, and thus the tradition of warli paintings started. The kit contains 10 coloring cards, poster colors and brushes, and two satches of natural color material with the recipe of how to make natural colors. Once you have learnt to make the warli figures, make your own warli painting on the themes given in the kit. The color cards can be framed after painting.
 

For the latest catalog and pricing please write to info@kadamindia.org and keep the catalog

 

Kadam Haat is a member of Fair Trade Forum India and Products are certified by Craftmark AIACA in Shell, Bamboo and Sabaii Crafts.

 
 

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