Posts in : 2016 May
by FreeTradeAndUniqueProductsposted in Gifts from India
The way I dress is usually more interesting than average day clothes. I like getting clothes from all over the world, which makes my wardrobe a bit out there where I live. But to me, that’s the fun part of it. I like meshing different clothes from different countries together to create unique outfits you don’t usually see. You can get a glimpse of the world just by seeing the outfits I put together.
But although I have lots of outfits, there are some things that I like to wear more than others. In particular, there are special scarves that look great with almost anything I put together. These infinity scarves are handmade in the heart of India, and they’re made through a special process called the batik technique. It involves waxes and dipping the cloth into a dye right afterward.
Not to mention, these infinity scarves come in so many different colors. I like that there are pinks, blues, and other colorful hues. They also have a certain texture to them that I really like. The little tiny pom poms on each scarf are also very intricate, and give them a certain playful personality. I just love wearing them.
by FreeTradeAndUniqueProductsposted in Gifts from Indonesia
Crafts that are handmade by people truly are special. There’s a bit of individualism in each piece of art they create. For example, the hand carved baby turtles wooden relief panel I got the other day from Indonesia is truly spectacular. It’s a great centerpiece to my living room, and it’s really neat to know it’s made by someone’s own hands with their own artistic vision.
The artist, Nyoman Karsa, really put effort into this wood carving. The artist thinks hard about what wood would be the best for the piece, since each type of wood has a different color, texture, and scent. This one is made out of suar wood, which is grown locally where Karsa lives. The artist also said they enjoy getting ideas from the environment and the community, so it’s really neat to think how turtles are an everyday sight in their environment.
Where I live, I’m nowhere near turtles. And yet, I have a gorgeous piece right here in my living room. It looks really nice on the wall, where everyone can see it. It makes me smile when I see it, and I think it instills happiness when others see it, too. So if I ever need a gift idea, I think having Indonesian crafts for gifts would be swell.