One of our most ambitious and loved collection is the 5th of June Project. On World Environment Day 2013 a call was made to people across the globe to pick up and send us newspapers in any language and from any region. Over the next few weeks and months we received newspapers from 100 participants in 40 different languages ranging from Portuguese to Chinese to Arabic to Indian languages from all across the world.
The paper used in this range is recycled and handmade from cow dung and cotton rags. Cow dung is typically full of short to medium grained fibrous material from the cows diet which when processed makes excellent paper. Naturally dried cow dung from cow shelters (also called “gaushalas”) is brought back to the village unit to make beautiful handmade paper. Gau Shala, a Sanskrit word, means the sanctuary or the abode for old, sick, abandoned and stray cows, calves and oxen.(In Sanskrit, Gau means cow, Shala means a sanctuary).
The majestic elephant, also worshipped like God, let’s people form a very strong association with Indian culture. Many of our designs at Anand Prakash carry the elephant motif. Notebooks, bookmarks, car ornaments, journals and more have been created embedding the elephant at the heart of the design. If you want to make it a part of your accessories, search from the Elephant collection that we have put together for you here.
Intricate ornamental openwork in wood, metal, stone, etc. A jali or jaali, is the term for a perforated stone or latticed screen, usually with an ornamental pattern constructed through the use of calligraphy and geometry. This form of architectural decoration is found in Indian and Indo-Islamic Architecture. Early jali work was built by carving into stone, while later by the Mughals who employed the technique of inlay, using marble and semi-precious stones. This range comprises of products inspired from jaalis.
Khadi is an exclusive Indian textile, purely hand-spun and hand-woven from natural cotton using the traditional and manually operated spinning wheel called the 'CHARKHA'. This process gives Khadi an extra ordinary texture and finish that cannot be found in any artificially made fibers. The small weaving errors give it the particular Khadi charm. In India, Khadi is not just a cloth, it is a whole movement started by Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. Products in this range are made from Khadi fabric and recycled handmade paper.
Red was widely used in prehistoric cave art and in ancient Rome it
symbolized courage. In the Middle Ages, red was the colour of majesty
while in Chinese philosophy, red represented fire, one of the five
elements and was considered a noble colour. Red is the colour most
commonly associated with joy and well being and is the colour of
celebration and ceremony.
We love the colour Red therefore assembled an assortment of products
from across all ranges.
Having a long and generational association with the brass metal, it was only natural for us to draw inspiration from it. Starting from bookmarks to our journals to memorabilia, every piece of ours has a touch of Brass! Scriptum however is an original collection of objet d’art in brass metal. A combination of the Devanagari script carved out in the metal makes for some of the most beautiful pieces to own.
Inspired from Silk, the luxury fabric of several millennia, the collection holds a gorgeous range of journals and boxes. The journals which come in some of the richest colours are all exquisitely crafted and hand-stitched. The finest raw silk adorned with an intricately cut 24 karat gold plated metal motif, make for a collector’s piece, either for self-indulgence or as a gift. We add a complimentary matching bookmark to make this simply irresistible!
A range of products inspired from the walls of the Taj Mahal.
Wood as a material has lent itself to many objects of beauty since time immemorial. While we do a lot of work with paper and brass at Anand Prakash, Teak Wood has held a special place in our design portfolio and added beauty to many of our pieces. From boxes to wall pegs from tea light holders to trays, indulge in our teak wood collections to make your office or home classier.