Many springs ago, during this time 'Maya' was born....
To celebrate this joy in creation & the charm in creativity,
We bring to you Maya Fest! Maya Fest 2023!
- New collections of authentic & traditional Indian arts
# Miniatures from Kangra- 14th Century Art Form from the North of India made with 22 carat Gold and natural colours on handmade paper....
# Ancient Shola craft from West Bengal, India. A timeless handpainted and meticulously crafted art made of pure natural Indian Cork or Shola, clay and bamboo.
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- Exclusive Maya Festive Offers
- Culture Showcase & More
A gift is a wish for happiness for someone special
For keeping memories alive
A special bond between you and your loved one
A stamp on time....
This festive season why not make it unique
Let the gifts that you give be their treasures
That will make a space in hearts....
...As well as your home/office or anywhere you go,
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We present exquisite Indian arts created by talented artists from India (including rural parts of India). We work with the artists to create this array of colours. Currently, our range of arts include authentic Pattachita paintings, Palm leaf paintings, Silver Filigree, Bengal style of art, Dokra Brass metal art, Kangra Miniatures, Madhu
We present exquisite Indian arts created by talented artists from India (including rural parts of India). We work with the artists to create this array of colours. Currently, our range of arts include authentic Pattachita paintings, Palm leaf paintings, Silver Filigree, Bengal style of art, Dokra Brass metal art, Kangra Miniatures, Madhubani (Mithila) art, Nirmal Art, Warli art, Varanasi Wooden Handicraft , Rajasthan handicraft (marble, wooden and meenakari), Shola Craft of Bengal, while touching by Modern & Contemporary Indian art.
The lines, forms and colours in the traditional art forms produce a rhythmical and harmonious musical effect with influence of aesthetic geometry deriving from the ancient world. For buying/acquiring original arts please contact us
From the ancient land of advanced civilisation…
The untold stories & latent emotions
... I Narrate…
...I create history, fulfil dreams, bring in hope...
...Make the world more beautiful
...I am Maya...
....not an illusion but...
...Strength, Character, Beauty, Courage, Karma and more.....
We have selectively created a range of art-themed gifts to suit every occasion. Mix-and-match them or allow us to help you beautify, customise and professionally pack (pre-order) it for you.
They are an inexpensive way to create an impression.
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Odisha, is an ancient land with rich history, art and cultural heritage, dating thousands of years. Did you know, one of the ancient names of Odisha is "Utkala"- meaning, a land of finest arts and superior workmanship.
Through this initiative, "Ode To Odisha: Rediscovering The Excellence Of Art In The Soul State Of India", we are glad to introduce a few of these marvels-
Pattachitra Paintings, Palm Leaf Painting, Fine engravings on Brass, Applique Works and Silver Filigree. Here's [More]
Rajasthan (literally meaning, 'Land of Kings') is a state in northern India known for its rich history, majestic forts, and palaces, art, culture and more....
Its unique arts and crafts, be it the handmade Marble works, Meenakari (enameling), wooden carvings and more mesmerises the onlookers.
We present a touch of these royalties. The spellbinding handmade artefacts straight from Rajasthan… Here's more...
The city of Varanasi (also known as Benaras or Kashi),is one of the oldest living cities in the world. The ancient city was inhabited continuously for some 2800 years. From time immemorial, it has been the epicentre for art, craft, culture, knowledge, spirituality and more.
Speaking about Varanasi, Mark Twain once said, "Benaras is older than history, older than tradition, older even than legend and looks twice as old as all of them put together".
We present 'Reminiscence: The Unique Wooden Handicrafts From The Ancient Land of Varanasi', directly from the artisans, first time in Australia... Here's more...
Dokra’, is non–ferrous metal casting using the lost-wax casting technique. The lost-wax technique, called cire perdue in French, is a metallurgical art. This art is one of the oldest and the most advanced metallurgical art.
Dokra is the art of metal crafts amongst some aboriginal tribes of eastern India. The tribes were initially nomadic in nature who finally settled in the different tribal areas of India.
We bring to you this art of Dhokra from a tiny tribal settlement (36 families, a total of 133 craftsperson including 65 women) in West Bengal, India. Women are equally involved in making of these artecrafts. Though the art is appreciated by many, it is threatened with extinction due to the economic pressure on the artists. Here's more...
A region nestled along the heavily forested Godavari river basin in the Southern Indian state of Telangana, a hotspot where cultural diversity prospered, rich historical traditions thrived, was inhabited during the Mesolithic and Paleolithic periods. That is the birthplace of a 14th century art form inspired by the floral designs and frescoes of the ancient Ajanta/Ellora and Mughal miniatures. Presenting Nirmal Art - Noor-e-Nirmal: The 14th Century Splendour! [More]
Warli art - a unique indigenous art form that got its name from Warli tribes of the Indian state of Maharashtra. This art form has a close connection with the Neolithic cave/rock paintings of Central India dating back to 3000 to 2500 BCE. We believe that this is an extraordinary piece of heritage to be conserved for the world.
WE HAVE COLLABORATED WITH THE INDIGENOUS WARLI ARTISTS TO BRING THE ART IN ITS ORIGINAL FORM TO AUSTRALIA.
Our research report- "Let’s Warli: Togetherness In Action!" is now published. [Here's more].
Dance is an ancient and celebrated cultural tradition in India. The roots can be traced from the Sanskrit text – ‘Natya Shastra’. The first compilation of Natya Shastra is dated between 200BCE and 200CE.
Dance in India comprises numerous styles of dances, generally classified as classical or folk that emerged from traditions, epics and mythology. Different forms of dances originated in different parts of India, imbibed in local history and traditions. Be it Kathak, the graceful dance of north India; Manipuri with its subdued eloquence, practiced in eastern/north-eastern India; Bharatanatyam, oldest Classical dance form of South India (believed to be around 2000 years old); Dazzling Dandiya, the traditional folk dance form of Gujarat & Rajasthan in Western India or Tarpa dance of the indigenous tribe of Warli, the dancer(s) enacts a story through gestures to evoke a rasa (emotion) among the audience by invoking a particular bhava (gesture or facial expression). Did you know, Peacock, the national bird of India, have inspired moves in many of these dance forms. Here's more...
The aristocratic miniatures of Kangra (Himalayan hamlet situated up North of India) and exquisite indigenous Warli art from a remote tribal village of Western India. Both these art forms have Geographical Indication (GI), which means that they originate from specific region and possess qualities or a reputation that are due to that origin. Here's more.
High peaks of the mighty Himalayas(as in Darjeeling), the largest mangrove forest in the world (The Sundarbans delta), pristine coastal region (along the Bay of Bengal- the largest bay in the world), fertile plains of the sacred river Ganges and more- that is geographically West Bengal- a state in eastern India.
Since time immemorial, Brides of Bengal have been central to many poets and artists’ imagination, as - Sensitive yet Self-assured, Elegant yet Carefree, Intelligent yet Childlike, Calculative and Astute, Mesmerizing yet Arrogant, Independent yet Grounded, Authoritative yet Pleasant, Introspective yet Extrovert.......Here's more.
This project was an attempt to pay our tribute to the pioneer and Noble laureate Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore on his 150th birth anniversary. Tagore- A significant contributor to literature, arts & culture , a global pioneer who recognized and popularized women empowerment.
"I am Chitrangada, the king's daughter Neither a goddess nor an ordinary woman,
I am not the one to be placed above and worshiped
Nor am I the one to be neglected and cast aside.
If you keep me by your side as a companion in danger and prosperity, only then will you know my worth"- (Quote from the play written by Rabindranath Tagore)
As Tagore himself says, “Nandini is a real woman who knows that wealth and power are ‘maya’ (illusion) and that the highest expression of life is in love, which she manifests in this play in her love for Ranjan. Woman will one day prove that the meek in soul, through the sure power of love, will rescue this world from the domination of the unholy spirit of rapacity.”
We bring to you the story of Giribala...
The protagonist from one of Tagore's best short stories "Manbhanjan" or Fury Appeased;
A woman's inner splendour and soul strength is what Rabindranath Tagore brought forward through
his works that significantly contributed to the aesthetic growth of the women of his country
Based on a Buddhist fable, Tagore's dance drama 'Chandalika' centres around the story of a lower caste, untouchable girl, named Prakriti. Her disapproval and her way of protest against the then prevailing social discrimination. It was published, dramatised and staged in Kolkata (then Calcutta) in the year 1938.
The story is a complex interplay between the four characters. Hence, the name Chaturanga which literally means quartet.
Chaturanga, was initially serialized, between November 1914 and February 1915-16, in four
consecutive issues of SabujPatra, a monthly literary magazine, then published from Calcutta.
It is one of Tagore's extraordinary piece of work. It is written in the form of a letter written by a typical Bengali upper middle-class wife, 'Mrinal', to her husband of 15 years, which constitutes the whole story.
According to the author himself, the short story is his first attempt towards writing a feminist text.
It revolves around 'Lavanya'- the female protagonist and an Oxford educated barrister, ultra-modern, ultra-rich Bengali intellectual- Amita Ray. Until this day, Shesher Kobita (The Last Poem) remains one of Tagore’s most celebrated piece of work on love, relationships and a woman’s right to choose with dignity.
Unique Traditional Indian Arts in Australia created by talented artists from India (including remote, rural, indigenous areas). Brought to you by Maya Emporium: An exclusive Indian Tea & Art Gallery in Australia. More about Maya Indian Arts <here>
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