Traditional Handicrafts

These 80 items won our 2012 UNESCO Award of Excellence in Handicrafts. Traditional craftsmanship gets a stunning makeover here. We keep this know-how competitive for today's world by encouraging designs that are innovative yet steeped in tradition. Cultural industries are enlisted in our sustainable development strategy, helping artisans earn their livelihood & perpetuate their rich heritage. Learn more: http://ow.ly/eLp5a
Awarded products are exhibited and sold in Tang Singapore

Awarded products are exhibited and sold in Tang Singapore

Green Earth Reed Mats - India  These mats are individually hand woven and hand knotted. They are durable, easy-to-clean and store. They are available in natural dyes. They can be used on the floor, as window screens, for yoga and meditation. The International 2012 Panel of Experts commended the fine yet durable weave enhanced by the sharp contrast of colors, the use of natural dyes and the fact that the mats are reversible.

Green Earth Reed Mats - India These mats are individually hand woven and hand knotted. They are durable, easy-to-clean and store. They are available in natural dyes. They can be used on the floor, as window screens, for yoga and meditation. The International 2012 Panel of Experts commended the fine yet durable weave enhanced by the sharp contrast of colors, the use of natural dyes and the fact that the mats are reversible.

Parsi Hand embroidered Stole and Purse - India  The Persian word for garden “pairideza” became “Paradise” in English. A colourful Persian paradise is hand embroidered on this georgette stole & purse.   The International 2012 Panel of Experts commended the neat execution of complex embroidery stitches, depicting the highly symbolic bird of paradise as well as the good quality finish of the stole.

Parsi Hand embroidered Stole and Purse - India The Persian word for garden “pairideza” became “Paradise” in English. A colourful Persian paradise is hand embroidered on this georgette stole & purse. The International 2012 Panel of Experts commended the neat execution of complex embroidery stitches, depicting the highly symbolic bird of paradise as well as the good quality finish of the stole.

Leather Puppetry, India: Traditional puppet on bamboo sticks carved in goat skin. The International 2012 Panel of Experts commended the composition of the leather puppet, which enhances the beautifully executed traditional skills.

Leather Puppetry, India: Traditional puppet on bamboo sticks carved in goat skin. The International 2012 Panel of Experts commended the composition of the leather puppet, which enhances the beautifully executed traditional skills.

Wall Hanging in Sanjhi-Mango Tree, India: Wall Hanging representing a mango tree and animals, made from hand-cut gold foil. The International 2012 Panel of Experts commended the beautiful composition of the tree and its decorative elements, which was intricately cut out of a gold leave with special scissors.

Wall Hanging in Sanjhi-Mango Tree, India: Wall Hanging representing a mango tree and animals, made from hand-cut gold foil. The International 2012 Panel of Experts commended the beautiful composition of the tree and its decorative elements, which was intricately cut out of a gold leave with special scissors.

Silver Ring: The Four Signs, Sri Lanka: The silver ring displays the ‘four signs in Buddhism’: the sick, the old, the dead and the holy, which motivated Prince Siddhartha to renounce to the world and led him to enlightenment. The International 2012 Panel of Experts noticed the well-executed lost-wax casting technique and commented that the use of a square shape was a meaningful way to display the ‘four signs in Buddhism’: the sick, the old, the dead and the holy.

Silver Ring: The Four Signs, Sri Lanka: The silver ring displays the ‘four signs in Buddhism’: the sick, the old, the dead and the holy, which motivated Prince Siddhartha to renounce to the world and led him to enlightenment. The International 2012 Panel of Experts noticed the well-executed lost-wax casting technique and commented that the use of a square shape was a meaningful way to display the ‘four signs in Buddhism’: the sick, the old, the dead and the holy.

Brass Jali Lamp, India: This led lamp is made from a hardwood base and brass lamp shade. The jali (ornamental latticed screen traditionally used in architecture in India) design of the brass is reminiscent of Delhi & Agra. The International 2012 Panel of Experts commended the good design balancing the decorated and plain sections of the lamp. The jali, latticed design, on the top of the lamp creatively reveals patterned shadows.

Brass Jali Lamp, India: This led lamp is made from a hardwood base and brass lamp shade. The jali (ornamental latticed screen traditionally used in architecture in India) design of the brass is reminiscent of Delhi & Agra. The International 2012 Panel of Experts commended the good design balancing the decorated and plain sections of the lamp. The jali, latticed design, on the top of the lamp creatively reveals patterned shadows.

Aroma Lamp-Soap Stone, India: Aroma lamp with fine traditional latticed patterns carved in soap stone. Both the lid and the base are removable for easy use and cleaning.  The International 2012 Panel of Experts commended the finely carved traditional latticed pattern of this well-thought market-competitive aroma lamp.

Aroma Lamp-Soap Stone, India: Aroma lamp with fine traditional latticed patterns carved in soap stone. Both the lid and the base are removable for easy use and cleaning. The International 2012 Panel of Experts commended the finely carved traditional latticed pattern of this well-thought market-competitive aroma lamp.

Coconut Shell Jewellery Box, India: A box finely carved in the shell of young and old coconuts. The International 2012 Panel of Experts commended the excellent carving skills of the artisan and the beautiful contrast of colours between the dark shell of mature coconuts and the clear shell of the young one. The velvet lining nicely finishes the product.

Coconut Shell Jewellery Box, India: A box finely carved in the shell of young and old coconuts. The International 2012 Panel of Experts commended the excellent carving skills of the artisan and the beautiful contrast of colours between the dark shell of mature coconuts and the clear shell of the young one. The velvet lining nicely finishes the product.

Papier-Mâché Fruit Bowl, India: Hand-painted, papier-mâché bowl with floral design and a representation of Mahatma Gandhi. The International 2012 Panel of Experts commended the exquisite painting in subtle hues and its sensitive reference to Mahatma Gandhi decorating the bowl, as well as the elegant shape of this papier-mâché bowl.

Papier-Mâché Fruit Bowl, India: Hand-painted, papier-mâché bowl with floral design and a representation of Mahatma Gandhi. The International 2012 Panel of Experts commended the exquisite painting in subtle hues and its sensitive reference to Mahatma Gandhi decorating the bowl, as well as the elegant shape of this papier-mâché bowl.

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