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TGIF! Here’s Some Trivia!

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Sometimes all you need is a splash of colors because
the purest and most thoughtful minds are those which love color the most ❤

 

Andhra Pradesh’s ‘Tholu Bommalata‘ based handmade colorful lampshades.

 

  • These colorful lamps are made mainly on goat leather using colorful vegetable dyes.
  • The craft of making these lamp shades is related to a very old but fast disappearing traditional folk form of leather puppetry known as Tholu Bommalata
  • The form originated way back in 200 BC under the Satvahana dynasty
  • The social group engaged in this craft is the Marathi Balija (originally from the Marathwada region)
  • Puppet making was a flourishing business, especially when puppetry was one of the main forms of entertainment in villages.
  • With the decline of shadow puppet theatre, leather puppet makers are being forced into making items such as colorful lampshades or even toys using their art.
  • Lampshades are made with the help of a mould. The leather (two halves) is wrapped around it and stitched together. The artisan makes designs on it, using a pencil. The designs are mainly mythological figures and sometimes his/her own creations. Once done the outlines are painted with black. Vibrant colors are filled in with vegetables dyes. Small holes are chiseled in the patterns using a pogaru (chisel) which enhance the attractiveness of the lamp.

 

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Landour Speaks; A Photo Essay

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Landour Bakehouse

Landour is a charmer in many ways. One of them being the quotes that are displayed here and there.

We came across these cute and mostly known quotes written on the garbage bins along the path. Sadly, with the place no longer featuring in the unexplored or less explored category, we had garbage strewn around the bins! I wonder if its a Herculean task to drop it inside and keep the place clean?

Some quotes, befitting a hill could be seen on the trees…… one of my favorite is “There is no wifi in the forest but I promise you will find a better connection

Landour Bakehouse, is a charming cosy place, with awesome baked goods, interesting decor and quotes all around ❤ Their ‘no smoking’ quote had me grinning 😀

So here are the quotes you all will love!
If you have been there …. relive the memories and if you plan to go there….. look out for them 🙂

And yes before I forget ….. sign board reading “I’M KLEEN” is a regular feature around there. I took it as Kleen = Clean till I discovered it was short for Keeping Landour’s Environment and Ecology Natural.

 

Bin Quote

 

Landour Bakehouse

 

Landour Bakehouse

 

Landour Bakehouse

 

Bin Quote

 

Landour Bakehouse

 

Bin Quote

 

From the Landour loop ……

 

Bin Quote

 

Landour Bakehouse

 

Bin Quote

 

From the Landour loop ……

 

Bin Quote

 

Landour Bakehouse

 

I’M ‘KLEEN‘ – Keeping Landour’s Environment and Ecology Natural

 

From the Landour loop ……

 

 

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Monika Ohson / TravelerInMe

 

TGIF! Here’s A Shot!

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….. because when you stop and look around.
There’s beauty at every step!

 

Neemrana Fort-Palace, Rajasthan, India

 

 

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Monika Ohson / TravelerInMe