Arteastic offers a glimpse into the rich history and culture of the East through some stunning pieces of artwork, decor and accessories.
I came across their page on Facebook and was left awestruck by the designs they had to offer – it’s a celebration of artisans across eastern India. Handcrafted sculptures, Dokra art, paintings, jewellery, different kinds of sarees, scarves and home accessories is what you’ll find here but these are no ordinary designs. They’ve got Buddha’s entire life story hand painted and etched on a palm leaf/strip using natural colours, a sharp pen and brushes. The Saurachitra scarf (hand painted with bright white on a maroon cotton fabric) depicts the daily life of the ancient Saura tribe and the nature and wildlife around the village.
I also loved their range of jewellery – silver filigree, Dokra tribal jewellery and ethnic designs from Bhutan. Arteastic stocks necklaces, chandbalis, earrings and bangles, all of it handcrafted by local artisans. Also, find a colourful and beautiful range of sarees – hand painted Madhubani and Patachitra silk sarees, kantha embroidered ones, tribal weaves, Baluchari and Swarnachari weaves, Odisha ikat done on fabrics like cotton, tussar, Mulberry cotton silk, polyester, khadi and different types of silk (Bishnupuri, Katan, pure silk).