Yesterday I went to Dilli Haat, INA, I met several artists there, they all are National Awardees in the field of Art and Craft. Basically they are called Shilp Gurus.
The whole Dilli Haat was decorated to celebrate the spirit of Common Wealth Games, Delhi 2010. Every time when I went there I enjoyed a lot but this time I enjoyed more than my previous visits there. To meet with Shilp Gurus, to know the art and Craft of different states, I realize how wealthy our India in the field of Art and Craft.
Suddenly I came to know a very unique art there which is called "Sea Shell Craft" from Orissa. I was just stunned to see this unique Art. Artists from Orissa used to carved on sea shells and then paint over it. Carving is so minute and detailed. After carving they paint over the carved part. They also make jewelery from sea shells and various other decorative products. I click some pics. of them and also talked to them about this art.
Painting on Sea Shell -