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BEST OF INDIA

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BEST OF INDIA

  1. 1. BEST OF INDIA A Glimpse of Rich Indian Heritage By: Giftxoxo.com
  2. 2. The Box: Printed on Hardboard Size will depend upon the variant of BOI we are going to use Box Front
  3. 3. Advitiya bharatCapturing India in a box Advitiya Bharat is an initiative to capture the scintillating and enchanting heritage of India in the form of a box. Our effort is to let the world know about the rich and diverse culture and traditions that we have and help the Art and Artisans flourish further. The traditions of India and its arts and crafts are some of the oldest and diverse in the world. They represent a unique and continuous ethos and aesthetic sensibility right through thousands of years – that has seen a remarkable ability to assimilate, remake, re- shape the incoming styles, ideas, artists and techniques and yet retain the core essence. Indian crafts are a riot of colors, textures and motifs, materials and mediums that changes with each region, village and community having its own distinct style and history. We researched about the indigenous art and crafts, distinctiveness in terms of food and apparels of each region of India and put it in a beautiful box. Top of the box carries intricate laser engraved images that are distinctive of particular region. www.giftxoxo.com
  4. 4. About: Uttar Pradesh in one of the most ancient cradles of Indian culture . The handicrafts of Uttar Pradesh have earned a reputation for themselves over the centuries. The traditional handicrafts are of a vast variety such as textiles, metal ware, woodwork, ceramics, stonework, articles made of horns, bone, cane and bamboo, perfumes etc. These cottage crafts are spread all over the state but the more important centres are located at Varanasi, Meerut, Muradabad, and Agra. Carpets from Bhadohi and Mirzapur are prized worldwide, Carved woodwork from Saharanpur is also important. Khurja's dishes, pitchers, and flower bowls in blazed ceramics are the most attractive. www.giftxoxo.com
  5. 5. Taj Replica About: One of the seven wonders of world The Taj is a white marble mausoleum located in Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India. History: It was built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his third wife, Mumtaz Mahal. In 1983, the Taj Mahal became a UNESCO World Heritage Site. While the white domed marble mausoleum is the most familiar component of the Taj Mahal, it is actually an integrated complex of structures. The construction began around 1632 and was completed around 1653, employing thousands of artisans and craftsmen. Articles: Replica of the Taj Mahal. www.giftxoxo.com
  6. 6. Woodwork About: Saharanpur is famous for its wood carving cottage industry. Artistic woodwork began as a temple and palace craft, and flourished alongside architecture and sculpture. History: Depending on local availability, different woods were used for wood carving, and fashioned into religious, decorative and functional articles. Over time, various centres of wood carving emerged, each with its distinct style. Today, Saharanpur in Uttar Pradesh is the principle centre for wood carving. The origins of the craft can be traced back to the late 19th century. Articles: Boxes, Calendar, Show pieces. www.giftxoxo.com
  7. 7. Stone Carving/Inlaying About: The art of stone carving/Inlaying in India has been a tradition through centuries especially in Agra and Rajasthan. History: Eastern Uttar Pradesh has rich deposits of soft stone, the main centre for which is Varanasi where the artisans belong to a community called raidas. The Taj Mahal represents the highest glory in inlaid work during that of 16th and 17th century. Stone crafts of Up have shown their creativity through intricate architectural masterpieces. This art is seen in forts and palaces. There is a Hamirpur Industry in Uttar Pradesh dedicated for stone carving alone. Articles: Coasters, Show pieces etc. www.giftxoxo.com
  8. 8. Marble Craft About: Marble inlay is the same art which has been used on the walls of TAJ MAHAL built by Shahjahan in 1653 in Agra (India) and also in other Mughal monuments -Agra Fort, Itmatuddaulah, Fatehpursikri. Lapis lazuli, Onyx, jasper, cornelian have been combined with marble of various hues to create designs of unsurpassed elegance. History: In this art also known as pietra dura inlay, beautiful floral and geometric patterns are created using various semi- precious stones like LAPIS LAZULI (Afghanistan), MALACHITE (South Africa), TURQUOISE (Iran), CORAL (Italy ), CORNELIAN (India), PAUA SHELL (New Zealand) and many other stones. Then these stones are inlaid in Indian marble, black marble, Indian green marble (Baroda green) etc. Articles: Clocks, Show pieces , Pen stand etc. www.giftxoxo.com
  9. 9. Perfume/ Attar About: The history of natural attar is very much associated to the history of Kannauj. Attar, perfume or fragrances made from natural substances. History: Kannauj has been known for natural attars from the Mughal period or even earlier In India and middle East, attars are made as offerings to the God. There are evidences in history and Hindu sacred books that perfumery tradition dates back to over 5000 years at the time of Indus valley civilization as well when distillation practice was reported to be in existence. Articles: Attars are available in various fragrances and in bottles of different shapes and sizes. www.giftxoxo.com
  10. 10. Khurja Pottery About: Khurja is a city in the Bulandshahr District in the Indian state of UP .Khurja supplies a large portion of the ceramics used in the country, hence it is sometimes called The Ceramics City. History: The history of Khurja Pottery goes back to about 600 years ago, when some of the potters' families moved from Delhi to Khurja during reign of Emperor Mohammad-bin- Tughlak. Starting with red clay pottery they moved on to blue glaze and on red clay articles with engobe of white clay, painting floral designs with cupric oxide and applying a soft glaze containing glass and borax etc. Khurja is now famous for its ceramics. With over 500 factories producing ceramic works, its skyline is dotted with chimneys. Articles: Mugs, Pots , Vases etc. . www.giftxoxo.com
  11. 11. Black Pottery About: Nizamabad, in Azamgarh District of Uttar Pradesh, is renowned for its black pottery. This particular variety features a shiny black surface with engraved silver patterns. History: One of the oldest industries of the district, pottery still contributes substantially to the economic life of the people. The fancy pottery made in Nizamabad is famous in the world.The earthen wares and statues of Gods and Goddesses are also made. This particular smooth black play is plentifully available in the district. The black look is obtained by dipping the pot into the solution of clay and vegetable. After that for better look they use mercury,ranga and lead. Articles: Teapots, Sugar bowls , vases etc. www.giftxoxo.com
  12. 12. Metal ware About: Uttar Pradesh is the largest Brass and Copper making state in India with thousands of establishments. History: Muradabaad in particular is famous for its metaal ware. The city is known for its export of brass handicrafts to North America and Europe, and is also thus called "Brass City" or Peetal Nagri. The city has more than 400 factories manufacturing brass, aluminium, iron and glass handicrafts. In domestic-ware each of the scores of lotas (small water- pots) is known by the name of its origin, like Banaras, Sitapur, etc. The ritual articles are largely in copper like Tamrapatra (pot for storing water); panchapatra for holding in all the articles needed for worship; Simhasan a seat for the deity; Kanchanthal, plate for offering flowers and sweets, and a host of such things. Articles: Pen stands, mugs etc. www.giftxoxo.com
  13. 13. Way ahead… Whom and when you can gift it? It will really be a unique gift for Ex-pats, Foreign Delegates, your valued customers, your valued employees etc. It will also be a nice gift for various occasions like Conferences, Award ceremony, Anniversary of a client or employee, Annual fests and many more. Pricing will majorly depend upon the various products from different categories that you choose and level of customization that is required. We will have various price points starting from Rs. 1500 to Rs. 11999. Standard Variants: We have standard boxes at the price points of Rs. 2499, Rs. 3499 and Rs. 5999 Customization: We can customize the products of our box as per your requirements. Box can bear the logo of company. Some products also can bear the name of the company in the form of art itself. Delivery: We will take care of the end to end delivery of the products across the globe. Lead Time: We will need 2 weeks time before the delivery date as every product is handmade and also customization itself will take some time. www.giftxoxo.com
  14. 14. Thank You Contact us: Vivek Agrawal | Email: vivek@giftxoxo.com | Mobile: +91-968-669-9583 Website: www.giftxoxo.com

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