Khazana Imported Arts and Textiles presents Cardamom Collective + Bouchard Design Co. trunk show and artist talk! Khazana's very own Kelly Moe-Rossetto and her partner, Gina Czupka, debut their beautiful textiles from India! Cardamom Collective celebrates the colors and traditions of the handmade world through their designs, participation in the process of production and passion for art and textiles.
Jen Westmoreland Bouchard and Michael Bouchard began Bouchard Design Co. in celebration of their love of designing and collaborating beyond borders. Each piece is handmade with internationally sourced vintage and antique elements and are one-of-a-kind. Through product and financial donations, Bouchard Design Co. is committed to supporting organizations that facilitate international education and work to ensure human rights.
The opening reception will take place Thursday, November 12th, 2015 at Khazana beginning at 6:30 pm, with an artist talk scheduled for 7:00 p.m. Refreshments and goodies will be provided.
KHAZANA FALL SCHEDULE
11th Diwali Festival of Lights with Henna
12th - 14th Cardamom Collective +
Bouchard Design Co. Trunk Show
13th Mala Making Class
Join your friends at Khazana to indulge in the diverse culture exploring the beauty, crafts and foods of India. For the past 25 years, Anju Kataria has been travelling the cities and villages of India in search of exotic and beautiful objects to share at Khazana in Minneapolis, MN. For the first time ever, we will be bringing a small group of adventurers to join us in the hunt for art, stories and relationships. Come experience Anju’s India for yourself.
Booking now for winter 2016 - Travel Itinerary:
New Delhi- India’s sprawling cultural capital
Agra- Home of the Taj Mahal
Jaipur- The Pink City
Bagru- A village of master block-printers
Amber- The historic fort city
Bastar- Treasure trove full of wonders, colours and surprises
House of Wandering Silk is a social business based out of New Delhi, whose founding was based on the idea, so aptly put by Gandhi, that "there is no beauty in the finest cloth if it makes hunger and unhappiness".
House of the Wandering Silk partner with a careful selection of cooperatives, women's groups, NGOs and artisans to design, hand craft and bring to market beautiful, unique and sustainable products using vintage, upcycled and handloom textiles. Their products and production processes are sustainable for the artisans who create them, sustainable for the communities in which the artisans live, sustainable for the environment and long-lasting for the end customer.
House of Wandering Silk is the story of silk (and other natural textiles) making its long journey from the industrious hands of weavers, transformed into unique products by the nimble fingers of female artisans, and ending its journey with our socially-conscious customers who understand the importance of balancing exquisite design and high quality with the urgency of addressing poverty and inequality.
Join Khazana, as we explore the traditions and arts of India and East Asia!
Next class for Fall will be a Block Printing Class, working with beautiful teak wood blocks and natural dyes! Stay tuned for more details!
We have a vast selection of estate direct, native teas from the different hill stations of India. These teas have their own unique characteristics and are of superb quality.
Incense, jewelry, stones, essential oils, tiny pocket deities and more! There is plenty of treasures to find for loved ones.
Unique and high quality Indian Bronze statues, temple pieces and other rare Indian antiques and antiquities.
India has a rich tradition of folk arts the custodians of which are the many tribes that live in the interiors of various states.
Warli art is a beautiful folk art of Maharashtra, traditionally created by the tribal womens. Tribals are the Warli, Malkhar koli, Kathodi, Kokana, Dhodi tribes found on the northern outskirts of Mumbai, in Western India. This art was first explored in the early seventies & from then it was named as “Warli art”. Tribal people express themselves in vivid styles through paintings which they execute on the walls of their house. This was the only means of transmitting folklore to a populace not acquainted with the written word. Warli paintings were mainly done by the women folk. The most important aspect of the painting is that it does not depicts mythological characters or images of deities, but depict social life. Pictures of human beings and animals, along with scenes from daily life are created in a loose rhythmic pattern. Warli paintings are painted white on mud walls. The paintings are beautifully executed and resembles pre-historic cave paintings in execution and usually depict scenes of human figures engaged in activities like hunting, dancing, sowing and harvesting.
Madhubani, or Mithila, painting is a folk painting of northern India. It is mostly practiced by women in the villages who have passed this art to their daughters through multiple generations. They paint pictures of nature and mythology to depict different events like birth, marriage, and cycles of life. Though this folk art has been practiced for centuries it started to gain national recognition only in the last few decades. Now, art patrons can find Madhubani artists in several cities of northern India, many of whom are experimenting and adapting the traditional styles to modern ethos and medium.
The paintings are traditionally based on mythological, folk themes and pastoral symbols. The central themes of most paintings are love, valor, devotion and fertility, though the approach may vary. So it is common to find scenes of courtship and marriages and symbols of fertility and prosperity like fish, parrot, elephant, turtle, sun, moon, bamboo tree, lotus, etc. in prominence. The divine beings are positioned centrally in the frame while their consorts and floral motifs form the background. The human figures are mostly abstract and linear in form.