Rajasthan Art & Craft

Rajasthan (literally, ‘Lands of kings’) is India’s largest state by area. It is among the richest states in the country as far as the field of art and craft is considered. It is well known all over the world for its hand-printed textiles, furniture, leatherwork, jewelry, painting, pottery and metal craft. The ethnic aura envelops even the simplest forms making each one a collector’s delight.

Fabrics of Rajasthan

Rajasthani fabrics are decorated with wonderfully vibrant colors. They use fabrics like cotton, silk, and wool to make attractive designs and textures.

Tie & Dye:

This art is called ‘Bandhej’. In this the clothes are dyed along with the undyed points, giving a distinctive look. This is a highly skilled art. A DE-starched cotton fabric (it can be done by soaking it in water overnight) is used for ‘Bandhej’. Next, the design & patterns of the motif like flower, leaves etc. is prepared. Now the motif is tied according to your pattern with the help of threads. The beauty of the technique is in the fact the each & every way you tie will get you a new design every time.
The complete cloth along with tied motifs is dyed now. After dying, washing and drying the fabric, all the knots are opened and the fabric is ready with extravagant patterns.

Block Painting:

Rajasthan is the heart of block printing. Most of the work is done by hand only. The art of block printing & dyeing is connected with home furnishing and fabric for personal wear. The main centers for the block printing are Sanganer and Bagru.

Jewelry of Rajasthan

Rajasthan is famous especially for silver ornaments. Each part of Rajasthan is known for its own distinct style of silver jewelry. The craftsmen of Jaipur, known for their high-quality enamel work, use enamel colors such as red, blue, white, black, green, yellow and golden which are derived from minerals.
Creatively crafted pieces of jewelry use combinations of enameling and Kundan work which are unique to Rajasthan. Kundan is the art of setting stones in jewelry.

Lac & Glass:

  • Lac has mainly used bangles and decorative items. Lac bangles are made in bright colors. These bangles and decorative items are inlaid with glass and colored stone.
  • The process of making lac bangles includes quite less technology & need a very less space. Making of lac is a quite tiresome process which involves a lot step to produce the shellacs. Lac shellacs are melted in vessel & when it is in a semi-molten state, the mixture is stirred & attached on the end of wooden stick
  • Then the lac attached to the wooden is slowly heated when the lac starts heating & softening it is pressed against a metal plate (Silla), simultaneously in intervals with a flat wooden tool locally known as HATTA.
  • When lac is warm & soft, the colored lac of the desired color is heated & melted & then it is evenly rubbed along lac to achieve the color. After applying the color it is craftsman roll out the lac till a required length & thickness.
  • The lac is converted into the shape of bangles and after that craftsman inserts a completed lac bangle into a wooden mandrel to give it a proper size & shape.
  • Rajasthan is rich in jewelry, each area having its own unique style. Some of the traditional designs are rakhri, tirnaniyan, bala, bajuband, gajra, gokhru, jod, etc.

Furniture and Wood Carving

Rajasthan excels in the art of making “antique furniture”. Doors and windows, wooden jharokhas, tables with cast iron jaalis, sideboards, chairs, benches, jhoolas or swings, and dressers are made to resemble the furniture that was in vogue in Havelis a hundred years ago.
Marble tops for tables are also popular, and screens are available with both painted panels and brass embellishments. The range of paintings of the Rajasthani furniture is one of the special features of Rajasthani furniture.
These paintings are flexible having very distinctive styles of their own as these paintings are examples of rich craftsmanship. The color scheme is mainly traditional, bringing the impact of rich cultural heritage to the forefront.

Puppets:

Inexpensive souvenirs, they recall more easily than most other things when it comes to memories of a state of chivalrous kings and beautiful queens. Painted wooden heads, hands made simply by stuffing rags or cotton into the sleeve of the dress, with painted expressions, arched eyebrows, mustache for men and nose ring for women and large expressive eyes on their face, puppets are draped with dresses made from sequined old fabrics.

Leather-wear

The hides of dead animals have never been put to better use than in Rajasthan whether as Mojari jutis (the embroidered footwear) or as saddles, bags, and pouches. Jaipur and Jodhpur are the traditional centers for jutis.
Rajasthan with a treasure of history, picturesque architecture, magnificent art & culture and the bewitching landscape is an unparalleled destination.

Originally posted on “https://www.indzola.com/

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How successful are you really? Let the wellness wheel decide!

What cells are to the body, employees are an to an organization. Cells are the most basic and fundamental unit of an organism.A collection of similarly functioning cells forms a tissue, a tissue further forms an organ, an organ form an organ system and ultimately the organism’s body.

To keep a body healthy and properly functioning, it is important to maintain the cells healthy.In the same way, employees are the basic and fundamental unit of any organization.

To maintain the prosperity of the organization and for it to reach to new heights, it is essential for the organization to keep their employees healthy and happy.

When a cell is stressed it does not work properly to its full potential and hence we can see its effect on the body of the organism. The same way if the employee is unhealthy or stressed, it’s not possible for them to work efficiently and their lack of work will have its impact on the overall work of the organization.

Employees face many problems while working in the organization, let’s take a look at some of them:


1. COMMUNICATION GAP

The biggest problem with any relationship is the lack of communication. And that extends beyond the personal life and into the work life.
The issue starts when employees avoid speaking upfront to their employers for fear of retribution, a valid feeling in many cases.
But there are plenty of things employers can do to open the lines of communication, like making time for employees, giving feedback, listening closely, asking questions and above all else, not hiding in the office and directing traffic solely through emails.


2. BIASED PAY

It’s hard to find an employee who thinks they make too much money. So the best employers can do is live up to fair-wage standards.
Complaining about salary, in most cases, won’t increase a worker’s wage. What employees can do to boost their paychecks is emphasize their experience, improve their education, point out positive performance reviews, work less desirable, but higher paying shifts, and exemplify successes.


3. UNDER APPRECIATION

When an employee feels unappreciated at work, the stress it creates can have a fatal blow to the company’s productivity and bottom line.
There are several ways to display appreciation, but the simplest ones are sometimes all that’s necessary.


4. OVERBURDEN

If you’ve never felt overworked at one time in your career, you probably don’t have a pulse. Aside from not getting paid enough, this is probably the most common complaint, an employee has – whether it’s true or not.
And it certainly can have more impact than getting a hundred bucks less in your paycheck.
The toll on overworked employees can include fatigue, irritability, weight gain, insomnia, and a whole host of other physical and mental ailments.


5. FAVORITISM

If someone receives special treatment at work, it’s bound to ruffle the feathers of fellow employees.
Whether it’s more money, an undeserved promotion or a better schedule, favoritism by an employer can be a destructive force to morale.


6. AMATEURISH MANAGERS

There’s at least one in every company. The man or woman who people shake their head at and ask, “How in the world did they get that job?”
Thousands of unqualified bosses slip up the ranks and into positions they have no right to hold. It’s just part of the work life, and it aggravates the heck out of employees.
There’s not a lot of workers can do if they’re under the thumb of a bumbling boss, so turn the situation around. If the boss is no good, it gives the employee a better chance to stand out and score major bonus points with senior management.


7. NO OPPORTUNITY FOR ADVANCEMENT

Finding yourself with a ceiling over your career is not a good place for an employee to be in. The first step is taking an honest look at the situation and listing the reasons you’re not getting promoted.
If an employee feels they’re qualified and constantly getting passed up for a promotion, take the initiative, get yourself noticed and learn what’s needed to be considered for the job.
It may be the simple fact that there are no positions to move up into. And if that drags on for years, it may be time to move on to another company or line of work.


8. MICROMANAGEMENT

Everyone’s had the micromanaging boss breathing down their neck. The boss that’s involved is great. The one who’s over-involved can be a nightmare. The micromanager shows little trust in employees and robs them of the ability to do their job.
Micromanagers usually have an obsessive-compulsive behavior and fear if they don’t stay on top of an employee, then their job is on the line.
The only real way to stop an employer from micromanaging is to tell them that you can produce better results if given the freedom to do so. Of course, that conversation has to be polite and tactful.


9. NO JOB SECURITY

With outsourcing, downsizing, globalization, and pressure to meet the bottom line, job security has become a scarce commodity.
A substantial amount of employees has been made to feel as valuable to the company as a paper clip. Therefore, the backlash has been that workers are changing jobs at a clip of every three years.


Having so many issues takes a toll on the performance of employees. Making it important for the employers to take a minute and think about how they can take care of wellness of employees.

But wellness programs can be quite costly to arrange, that’s why it is important to make a wellness plan for employees that too on a low budget.

Some of those low budget plans can be:


Free Healthy Snacks:

Employee break areas and meeting rooms should be stocked with plenty of healthy low-fat snacks instead of salty or sugary ones.
Give employees the ability to make healthier choices about the way they snack when you buy these products in bulk.


Walk Paths:

It costs next to nothing to establish an area around the company building for a walking area.
Simply designate an area of the company property for lunchtime walks, give out cheap pedometers to employees so they can track their movement on their breaks.


Chill – Out Zones:

Every office needs at least one “safe” area where employees can cry, vent, or distress after a, particularly tough day. Create space in your building where employees can get this out of their system without the embarrassment of losing it in front of peers.


Employee Assistance Program:

These very low-cost programs give employees the ability to call a caring counselor about any area of their work or personal life to get confidential support when they need it the most.


Water Coolers:

Water is essential for a healthy mind and body, therefore your office should provide fresh water at all times. Get a water cooler through a local rental program or buy drinking water in bulk cases and make sure the office fridge is stocked.


Workable Work Schedules:

A zero cost benefit that gives employees more work-life balance is a huge perk for many working people, especially those who are caring for others or raising kids.
Give employees a flexible schedule so they can arrive at their chosen time in the morning, have lunches or work from home if they need to, and go home on their 8-hour-per-day schedules.


Catered Lunches:

Employees may skip meals or make unhealthy meal choices when they are too busy or stressed out.
At least once a month, make it a point to bring in a catering company to prepare and serve a healthy meal to your workers.


Plants in the Office:

Too many offices and workplaces are filled with stuffy, recycled air that can make employees feel sluggish.
Make it a healthier place by adding plenty of oxygen-producing plants everywhere.


Exercise Clubs:

Make the workplace fun and encourage employees to get up and moving with exercise clubs for walkers, runners, and those who love organized sports.
A basketball hoop set up on one end of the parking lot can support this goal too.


Employee Incentives:

When employees make the ultimate choice to get healthy, lose weight, or break a bad habit, they often respond well to incentives like peer recognition, movie tickets, and reduced health insurance costs – things you can support.


Group Outings:

Company picnics, team building, and other group outings can be very beneficial to employee well-being. Give managers the ability to schedule these outings at least once or twice a year for their teams.


Paid Voluntary Insurance:

Voluntary benefits can be very inexpensive and provide just the wellness support that employees need. They can also reduce financial stress by giving employees a buffer against the worry about health and retirement concerns.


 

                                           “Originally posted at www.indzola.com

Go Elegant with Designer Outfits in a BUDGET


A Big Fat Confusion!

Have many clothes in the wardrobe, still, can’t decide what to wear for a desi yet alluring look?
Dresses can make you look stunning make you feel confident, skirts can intensify your beauty & feminine features. Jeans give you a casual look with chunks and formal look with heels.
But isn’t there a cloth which would be all occasion? The one can make you look alluring, brings out your girly nature, can be worn to a brother’s wedding or cousin’s reception or a friend’s engagement & can be worn to the office.
Isn’t there any?

 


Oldest Outfits!

There is, the SAREE.
Saree being the oldest dresses worn in our country is yet one of major choice of women’s. With the arrival of the western clothes, the summer dress, the skirts, gowns & all sarees are being pushed at the back of women’s wardrobe.
The look, the elegance that a saree bring to you is something that western dresses can never replace.
Saree being old still have its unique essence. Saree Weaver with the threads of tradition would make you look astounding anywhere, anytime.

 


Intricate Embroideries

The ways to drape a saree, the print has the embroidery, the occasions you can wear it to, have an astonishing range.

There is such a wide variety of patterns of saree in our country be it banarsi silk saree, patola saree, kanjivaram silk saree, bandhej (bandhani saree), bomkai saree of Odisha, chanderi saree of Madhya Pradesh or the lehriya saree which is vibrant and burst of colors and much more.
Light printed sarees can be worn to office or at home.
The red heavy embroidered silk georgette saree will make you look stunning for any occasion.

Wear a Saree be desi, be comfortable & look always mesmerizing.

Are Money Worries, Causing You to Miss d FUN!!

T-shirts are practically everyone’s solace when we can’t decide what to wear, be it, men or women. They are good for any casual occasion.
The comfort, the look a tee brings us is still unbeatable. Printed t-shirts are bae for people. But do you know there are different types of printed t-shirts?
Yes, even our favorite printed t-shirts have types, so common and casual looking tees have many types.
Like the typographic t-shirts, these tend to be “message” or “slogan” t-shirts. These don’t have any element other than text, which can be an alphabet or text or a simple line.
The photographic or the hyper-realistic t-shirts can create a big impact if printed properly. A hyper-realistic image or an illustration can draw attention and deliver a message without any words. Images for this T-shirts can vary from an animal’s pic, a persons or even of nature.
 Illustrated tees are very versatile in designs and these even add complexity to the production process. Illustrations can be for kids, minimal, hyper-realistic and anything you can imagine.
The in between of illustrated tees and typographic tees are the graphic t-shirts as they are not as complex as the former and not as simple as the latter. These are kind of a mixture of both of these t-shirts.
 
 
Abstract tees are t-shirts having abstract art on it. Just as the word abstract means having no recognizable feature in it abstract t-shirts are the same having no recognizable feature.
There are even t-shirts made for the sole purpose of promoting a brand or a company the branded t-shirts. In these, the focus is only on the logo which should not be blotchy or having a wrong Pantone color.
Have fun knowing which type printed t-shirts are your favorite!

DIFFERENT WAYS to WEAR A DENIM

 
We love giving less and getting more. That’s what a denim shirt is like, invest for one and use in many ways. It may seem tricky to wear it different ways but is as easy as doodling.

  •   Denim shirt has always been a classic, a must to have in your wardrobe. A piece of clothing which goes with everything, literally.
  •  Paired up with a dark jean or a two shade lighter jeans and with your favorite Chuck Taylor or stilettoes, gives you an easy cool and confident look.
  • Team it up with a black skinny jean or black leather jeggings with heels and you are ready to rock a rock star look.

  •  Achieve a funky look by pairing it up with skinny joggers and any footwear ranging from slippers to heels.
  • Having a denim shirt you’ll never feel a need to buy a jean jacket, just roll up the sleeves a little.Wear it with a summer dress by keeping it open with sleeves rolled up or by tying a knot in front gives you a casual comfy look.
  • Pairing it up with another all-time classic a black pencil skirt gives you and I care and I don’t care to look all at the same time. These two classics together and result are loved by all.
  • Wear the denim with an animal print skirt, your floral print skirt or your favorite shorts; it’ll go with everything giving you a trendy look.
      

Don’t feel like wearing a shirt over your top anymore, no probs, just tie it around your waist and you are good to go with a little hipster touch to your look.

So what is it that you are waiting for if you have denim, go and try these out and if not then go and buy yourself one?

Best Idea about Men’s Fashion for summer

Tired of thinking what to wear? Bored of wearing last summer’s attire??
The question what to wear troubles men as much as it does women. Women’s have a huge variety of clothes to choose ranging from skirts to long dresses to summer dresses, from anarkali’s to sarees. Having this huge of options to choose from is tough but isn’t is nice to haves many options. But what about men?
Every female thinks it’s hard to select a perfect attire for them and thinking how easy it is for men to dress up. But is it really? Agreed to have to select from such a huge range can be overwhelming but isn’t it equally difficult to select from a limited range of tees and shirts.
Although saying that men’s have only tees and shirts to decide from gives an idea that there are not many things that males can do, not many styles they can choose. But that’s not true men’s have just as huge range as women’s.

A V-neck t-shirt with a dark washed jeans paired up with boots or converse makes you look cool and gives your personality a nice touch. Earlier when I had to get dressed and choose clothes from my wardrobe I used to think how difficult it is to select a suitable dress. I mean how tiring it is to decide what clothes to wear to college, which one’s while going on an outing with friends. Have different clothes for different occasions, getting dressed according to the occasion.it seemed like loads of work to do. And then to think about boys, how easy they have it. They don’t have to choose from dozens of options just a simple tee or a fennel shirt. But recently I thought is it really that simple??

What is more challenging to choose from a heap of clothes or to select suitable clothes for an occasion choosing from just tees and shirts? After that, I realized it is better to have lots of option than having limited ones.  Even though I am saying their options are limited, they are not that limited also. They do have sherwani’s, kurta, tuxedo but these are all for parties. Then do they really have such limited option and style?? The answer is a simple NO.
No their options for casuals may only include tees and shirts, shorts and jeans but style, no style options for men’s are just as much as for women’s.
Tees teamed up with jeans and converse or boots brings the best of a man. Everyone wants to wear something comfortable yet trendy for men tees are that something. There are so many of types of tees you wouldn’t have even thought of like polo t-shirts, hooded t-shirt, plain t-shirt etc.
Polo t-shirts are something everyone should know. They are so versatile, can be worn to any occasion and look trendy. These can be best friends of men’s with the lean body from as they make their upper body look fuller.
Henley tees paired up with a denim looks great. They are a just collarless version of polo tees and look best in plain and neutral colors although they have various patterns.
V-neck t-shirts are something almost every guy have. Especially the gym freaks who want to show their abs and biceps.
Stripped t-shirts easily found gives you a preppy and classic look that no one seems to deny. Worn with denim, shorts stripped t-shirts are almost perfect for any occasion. Coming in various necklines ranging from crew necks to v- necks stripped t-shirts give you great options to select from.
Graphic t-shirts loved by everyone looks best with blue denim and sneakers, gives you a cool and casual look, something you can wear in a group to support or promote something.
Solid/plain t-shirts never going out of fashion, easy to mix-match and perfect for almost every occasion is something for guys who prefer clean, minimal look.

Just as tees make you look cool and trendy, shirts also make you look your best. The classic checked shirt brings color to your outfit. Thick checked shirt paired up with t-shirt or sweater & washed jeans and sneakers give you a smart casual and laid back look. Thinner, loose fit design checked shirt is something you would like to wear in summer to add hipster staple to your personality. Another classic the denim shirt mixed with dark jeans and boots smarten one up easily.

There’s no need to go out and spend tons on buying t-shirts and shirts just have enough to keep looking good regardless of the occasion. Each of these can be dressed up in multiple ways so you won’t be restricted to limited styles.
Mix and match & achieve a casual flattering look for any occasion.

Look Desi, Look Enticing

Have many cloths in wardrobe, still, can’t decide what to wear for a desi yet alluring look? Dresses can make you look stunning make you feel confident, skirts can intensify your beauty & feminine features. Jeans give you a casual look with chunks and formal look with heels. But isn’t there a cloth which would be all occasion? The one can make you look alluring, brings out your girly nature, can be worn to a brother’s wedding or cousin’s reception or a friend’s engagement & can be worn to the office. Isn’t there any?
There is, the SAREE. Saree being the oldest dresses worn in our country is yet one of major choice of women’s. With the arrival of the western clothes, the summer dress, the skirts, gowns & all sarees are being pushed at the back of women’s wardrobe. The look, the elegance that a saree bring to you is something that western dresses can never replace. Saree being old still have its unique essence.


The ways to drape a saree, the prints it have, the embroidery, the occasions you can wear it to, have an astonishing range. There is such a wide variety of patterns of saree in our country be it banarsi silk saree, patola saree, kanjivaram silk saree, bandhej (bandhani saree), bomkai saree of Odisha, chanderi saree of Madhya Pradesh or the leheriya sarees which is vibrant and burst of colors and much more.

Light printed sarees can be worn to office or at home. The red heavy embroidered silk georgette saree will make you look stunning for any occasion.
Saree weaver with the threads of tradition would make you look astounding anywhere, anytime.
Wear a saree be desi, be comfortable & look always mesmerizing.