Miharu Story

Designing Dhokra

Posted by admin on Sep 28, 2013.

Amazing is the craft , where artisan shape the designs in wax and beautiful unbreakable products are made in brass. When I had started designing Dhokra , very fascinated by the tribal figures they used , designed table mats of size 18"x 14" which I thought would look extremely attractive. Design were given to four different master artisans but never materialized. However I learnt many possibilities of this craft and started designing a range of products that could be created and look beautiful too. Some wax designs that we use for ornamentation of various products : ​​ ..

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Weaving Mythology

Posted by admin on Sep 18, 2013.

Immerse yourself in history as you wrap yourself up in the Ramayana (Hindu mythology) or rest your weary head on these exquisite Baluchari weave cushion covers and dream of the Mahabharat (Hindu mythology). The ancient Baluchari weave technique from  West Bengal (India) which was traditionally done on saris, has moved to home accessories like cushion covers for the first time. Intricate motifs of mythology and temple carvings, depictions of the epics, courtly life and even traditional texts are woven onto the fabric creating an enchanting sto The Baluchari technique has had its highs..

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Stories Behind Each Book Ends

Posted by admin on Sep 18, 2013.

At Miharu Design Studio we wanted to come up with some innovative book end designs.   ELEPHANT WHO ATE UP THE BOOKS BEHIND THE DOOR BULLS R FRIENDS- BOOK ENDS Very often travelling between Bankura (village in Bengal) and Durgapur (The steel city) one can encounter wild elephants. An avid reader, once when engrossed in reading , we met such a situation , it was like a unwanted break. But it inspired to create this book end. Inspired by women's love to adorn herself , it often makes her hubby wait long time be..

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Dhokra & Baluchari Products At Miharu Store

Posted by admin on Sep 18, 2013.

Miharu, one of latest stores launched online, is an attempt to promote rich, traditional but dying crafts of rural Bengal like Dhokra and Baluchari weaving. And they have got the right formula – using traditional craft styles and methods to create home decor products in the contemporary style and design. Miharu is run by Parul Bajoria, who has been working closely with Dhokra artisans in rural Bengal and the Baluchari Weavers. These handmade planters are a classic example of how Miharu has made traditional Dhokra craft and motifs relevant for the urban clientele. The brass motifs on..

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First Products

Posted by admin on Sep 18, 2013.

Months of search for artisans who were ready to listen to me, understanding the possibilities and finally coming to deigns that could materialize we created our first set to products that were beautiful and our best creation still date.   Baluchari cushion and Dokra utility products.     This Baluchari Cushion was based on story of Indian Mythology, painstalkingly weaved on Jacquard loom with 100% pure silk.     This Dokra Clock in with the four tribal figures playing musical instruments as the clock ticks.     ​..

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Discovering Bankura

Posted by admin on Sep 18, 2013.

Bankura , a old  and crowded village in West Bengal is where I stay. Two daughters growing and busy with their own school chores, led me to search for some work that was creative and could be done from home.   Based in this area for last 15 years, I had discovered the rich handicraft and hand-loom sectors in and around Bankura. Beautiful traditional products, artisans with state level awards, poverty and declining value of the craft is a common feature in this District.   The various crafts in this region are Dhokra (brass figurines) made by “ lost wax tech..

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With Dr APJ Abdul Kalam.....Golden Moments

Posted by admin on Sep 18, 2013.

Overwhelmed to receive the award for Outstanding Woman Entrepreneur from our District in southern part of West Bengal from the hands of our Past President Dr Abdul Kalam at ITC Sonar Hotel being selected by FOSMI (Federation of Small & Medium Industries) for my work with the artisans of Bankura District by suggesting new and innovative designs using Baluchari material and Dokra products and marketing them through my outfit MIHARU across the country and also beyond.   Please see my website www.miharu.in and give your suggestions which would encourage me in my mission. A..

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Lantern, Handicraft from Shantiniketan

Posted by admin on Feb 16, 2016.

I am on my journey to discovering, learning and re-designing handicraft of BEAUTIFUL BENGAL. Here is a story of a passionate artisan who loves to create new products to satisfy his creative urge apart from it being his source of income.   Meet Sapan Chitrakar, 64 from Bolpur who is basically a Sola work artisan but also in making of lanterns, which were used before India’s independence. He also creates replicas of structures and objects out of metal sheets.       ​ For past few years he has been a part of creative workshop of Viswabharti Un..

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A few words about Miharu

MIHARU DESIGN STUDIO

Produces utilitarian goods (HOME DECOR PRODUCTS),through revival of handicrafts/hand-looms of India, by reinventing and redesigning them for urban clientele. We ensure that the roots of all our products lie in traditional Indian Arts . We also customize and design according to needs of the clientele.

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  • bengalcraftmart@gmail.com / admin@miharu.in

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