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Welcome to TalesonSilk

Tales on Silk is a labour of love to showcase lesser known arts and artisans of India to the world. The effort is to create  contemporary home decor pieces which tell a tale about the art form and/or the artist who created them.

TalesonSilk was founded by Nirali, an expat living in the Netherlands, who wanted to create a platform for arts and artisans from India so that they can expand into the mainstream. 



Meet Santosh Maravi

We heard about Santosh Maravi for the first time when we were researching Gond art forms. We were so inspired by his work that we wanted to interview him and understand his thought process behind his work. 

Contacting Santosh was a fun challenge in itself, where we reached out to friends who may have contacts in the artists community as well as social media to see if we could find him. Another challenge was that Santosh constantly moves around within India, where he paints impressive murals for universities and other institutions. Eventually, we did manage to get in touch and interview him.

That interview led to the creation of our collaboration with him, which we are so incredibly proud of.

Shop his original paintings which tell of the melancholy a tribal artist feels when they see the environment around them changing.

Buy Santosh's Original Paintings
Herd of Elephants - Original Art
Tiger and the Forest - Original Art
Tree of Life - Original Art
Gond Artist Rahul Singh Shyam

Meet Rahul Singh Shyam

Our latest artist collaboration is with Gond Artist Rahul Singh Shyam. Rahul apprenticed under the great Bhajju Shyam. Read about his inspirations, his signature patterns and his work in our interview with him

Buy his original paintings

Rahul Singh Shyam Painting

The King - Original Gond Painting by Rahul Singh Shyam
Skirmish - Original Gond Painting by Rahul Singh Shyam - as seen in worldofinteriors

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Tribal Arts tour of India - Usta, Tholu Bommalata

Tribal Arts Tour of India - Usta, Tholu Bommalata

We take you on a tribal arts tour of India together with @deepali_menon formerly known as indianheritagehut. This time we are exploring the dying art forms of Usta & Tholu Bommalata (Leather puppetry)
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Tribal Arts Tour of India - Kathakali, Gond

Tribal Arts Tour of India - Kathakali, Gond

We take you on a tribal arts tour of India together with @deepali_menon formerly known as indianheritagehut. This time we are exploring similarities between folk arts of Kathakali & Gond with their far away cousins in Japan, China & Australia 
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A unique holiday

A unique holiday

Unique post pandemic travel ideas which support tribal communities of India
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