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Heron & Fish
Fishing Face Off
Heron & Fish
Fishing Face Off
The Water Raven
The Water Raven - Original Gond Painting by Rahul Singh Shyam
The King - Original Gond Painting by Rahul Singh Shyam
Skirmish - Original Gond Painting by Rahul Singh Shyam
Living Together - Original Gond Painting by Santosh Maravi

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. 

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

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

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Textile tour of India G, H, I

Textile tour of India G, H, I

We continue our textile tour of India through @theindianheritagehut with the letters G for Gota, H for Handloom & I for Ikat
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Textile tour of India, D for Dabu, E for Embroidery, F for Felted Rugs

Textile tour of India D, E, F

We continue our textile tour of India through @theindianheritagehut with the letters D for Dabu, E for Embroidery & F for Felted Rugs
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The fighting birds by Rahul Singh Shyam

Artish Interview - Rahul Singh Shyam

We interview upcoming Gond artist - Rahul Singh Shyam who apprenticed under renowned Gond artist - Bhajju Shyam
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