Bastar art is justifiably famous. Rustic and gorgeous it embodies the simplicity of everyday village life in India. So when I saw these panels I just grabbed them by the handful with no idea whatsoever of what I was going to do with it.
Here I present my own versions of Bastar in everyday home decor.
Strings of matt gold beads are very versatile and here I restrung them on a gold jewellery wire and attached them by just tying them in an ordinary rustic knot to the little Bastar panel.
I purposely used a long string because it looks so ornamental when you wrap it round. Use them as napkin rings
or curtain ties or just hand it ornamentally on lampshades, the choice is yours.. Since I am binging big time on Tanjore beads I decided to fuse Bastar and Tanjore and see how that came out. Here is a picture. You tell me what you think of it...
I stuck on some Tanjore beads and patches and put the two together using a keyring.