Monday, 14 August 2017

SAREES OF INDIA

Sarees are more famous in India. It has a very special place in the hearts of Indian women. It’s an ancient form of attire used by women in India. The style of draping the saree may vary from state to state but the grace with which they carry it is quite remarkable. Plenty of varieties &designs are available in the market today. Each state of India has got an unique way of
Show casing their skill and the weaves produce a sophisticated end product. Sarees prepared or weaved in a particular state has a badge of its own and from the raw material to the finished out come everything symbolises the state & the weavers.
A list of states & it’s traditional produce.



image of pochampally saree के लिए चित्र परिणाम




Andhra Pradesh – Gadwal, Dharmavaram, pochampally
Assam                  - Moonga silk
Chattisgarh       - - Tussar, kantha, madhubani paintings
Delhi                  -    Printed silk saree
Gujarat              - Gathjora, patola
Jharkhand            - kantha,kosa silk
Karnataka         - chinta mani, kasouti work, Karnataka silk




image of chanderi &maheswari saree के लिए चित्र परिणाम

Madhya Pradesh – chanderi,Maheswari
Maharashtra      -    paithani, pune saree
Orissa               -    Bomkai, sambalpuri
Rajasthan         -    Bandhej



image of kanchivaram saree के लिए चित्र परिणाम



Tamil Nadu        - Kanjivaram
Uttar Pradesh   - Tanchoi ,jamdani ,jamawar (Banarasi)
West Bengal     - Baluchari, Kantha, Tangali

Jammu & Kashmir – Printed silk sarees

Monday, 7 August 2017

FURNISHING MATERIALS


Furnishing materials differ with rooms and furniture. Furnishings include curtains, loose covers, cushions, bedspread and quilts. They contribute greatly to the appearance of the room by bringing to it colour, pattern and texture. Some articles give protection and some in addition, give warmth and comfort. As each is subjected to different types and amounts of wear &tear, that fabric from which it is made should be suitable for the purpose.

CURTAINS: curtains are used to give privacy where windows may be over looked, to darken the room when necessary and to bring character and atmosphere to the room by their line, colour, pattern and texture.


                                            image of a curtain के लिए चित्र परिणाम

Curtains are fixed to the track by rings or hooks or to the window still where architectural aspects dictate. They are normally of some opaque material, with sufficient fullness so that they can be drawn across the window to give complete privacy, some heat and sound insulation and a good appearance.
Curtains are essential for the appearance of any window and almost any furnishing fabric can be used. However the weight, colour and pattern of the fabric will be determined on the size and position of the window and the general character of the room.
There is a wide variety of fabrics suitable for ordinary curtaining and the choice will depend on the type of household, flat, or apartment and the particular room for which on it is required. sometimes different curtains are provided for winter and summer use.
It is probably wise to buy a good material as can be offered and such fabrics as brocades, heavy satins, printed lines, tapestries, velvets, novelty weaves and many others to suit the right setting. These are quite right for living room
For bed rooms a less heavy material can be used and will probably be less expensive. printed cottons, chintz, damask cotton and rayon satins are some which may be chosen.
For bath rooms the curtain material should be easily washable and unlined. The unlined curtains need to be laundered and lined curtains dry cleaned. Reverse the position of the curtains so that no part is continually exposed to the sun.

                                           image of bath room curtains के लिए चित्र परिणाम

BLINDS: ventilation blinds are sometimes used in place of net curtains where windows can be overlooked. Ventilation blinds requires constant care and cleaning. They cut off great deal of light if attached to the window head. Vertical slat blinds are also available. Dust frequently and wash with warm water and detergent



                                          
                       image of blinds के लिए चित्र परिणाम



LOOSE COVERS: Loose covers are detachable covers fitted over up holstered chairs, stools etc. they can give a cleaned fresh appearance to a room. Loose covers may be used to cover shabbiness, to protect the original upholstery and to change the appearance of the room. The covers may reach almost to floor level with a pleated on gathered “skirt” or they may be tailored and fixed under the chair fastening to hooks and eyes, zips or the “touch and close” fasteners.


                                          
                               image of loose covers के लिए चित्र परिणाम

The choice of patterns, colour and texture is as for any other soft furnishing, the materials must be in keeping with the room and rest of the furnishings. In some rooms material matching the curtains is used, but normally this is restricted to one or two pieces of furniture or it may become too dominant. To protect the upholstered furniture from soiling in the most likely places, shields for arms and backs are frequently used. These can be either laundered or dry cleaned as required. Brush or vacuum clean frequentl

CUSHIONS:  cushions may be used to increase the comfort of chairs and sofas and to bring colour, pattern and texture to the room. They may be shaped to fit the chair or sofa so forming the seat or back of the piece of the furniture or they may be used as scatter cushions. They require constant attention because they are often removed from their normal places and feather ones are too easily become squashed and untidy.
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Cushions are available in all shapes and sizes and filled with down feathers, kapok or foam plastic or rubber and covered with a variety of materials matching or contrasting with the material of the chair or sofa. The covers may be fastened in a similar way to loose covers. Shake and tidy frequently. Remove covers and wash or dry clean them as required.


Thursday, 3 August 2017

LOUIS MACNEICE’S THE BRITISH MUSEUM READING ROOM



Under the hive-like dome the stooping haunted readers
Go up and down the alleys, tap the cells of knowledge-
Honey and wax, the accumulation of years-
Some on commission, some for love of learning,
Some because they have nothing better to do
Or because they hope these walls of books will deaden
The drumming of the demon in their ears

Cranks, hacks, poverty-stricken scholars,
In pince-nez, period hats or romantic beards
And cherishing their hobby or their doom
Some are too much alive and some are asleep
Hanging like bats in a world of inverted values,
Folded up in themselves in a world which is safe and silent;
This is the British Museum reading room

Out on the steps in the sun the pigeons are courting,
Puffing their ruffs and sweeping their tails or taking
A sun –bath at their ease
And under the totempoles-the ancient terror-
Between the enormous fluted Ionic columns
There seeps from heavily jowled or hawk-like foreign faces
The guttural sorrow of the refugees