Inspired by tribal and folk art, Chitrangada Bhati from Jaipur, paints, and hand cuts coasters with fish and dancer motifs, that she can also frame for you as a set of four. Before you order this string quartet from her new Etsy India store, IndicoastCo, here's a quick look at her one Jaipur studio, 8 dogs and many artworks. #QuestionsWithCraftyKids
PS: If you’re into DIY and selling from home, jump on to the Etsy India bandwagon, by filling out this simple form to start your own Etsy store.
Q: When and why did you start IndicoastCo?
A: I launched the label in September this year. I studied art history and grew increasingly interested in tribal and folk art, and was looking for a vehicle that would make these Indian art forms ubiquitous. Everyone has coasters at home, and so IndicoastCo was born.
Q: What are your favourite motifs?
A: I love drawing Madhubani fish, Gond peacocks, and Warli hunting scenes. I add new colours and shading to these and make them my own.
Q: Your production process would be hampered if...
A: My eight dogs weren't sitting around me.
Q: What's on your studio playlist?
A: The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Cage The Elephant.
Q: Your favourite thing about selling on Etsy is...
A: How easy it is to set up shop! And if you need it, there's an executive to help you every step of the way.
Q: Where should we shop when we come to visit you in Jaipur?
A: The market near Hawa Mahal for leheriya chunis and silver jewellery.
Getting there: To experience exactly how smooth and hassle free Chitrangada's experience was, and start your own Etsy store- fill out this super simple registration form to get started and forward this to all your Maker friends.
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