Revamping the old!

When my brother first spoke about this so called ‘santhe’, I envisioned a weekend market similar to a street market with a little ethnic handicrafts sold here and there. So, made a trip to the unassuming street near Metro Station looking for a busy weekend street affair. Little did I know that we would be transported into a different period in life for a few hours.

Santhe, Bangalore

The ‘Santhe’ is an enclosed shopping area with craftsmen selling their products in stores that are situated in a rural South Indian setting from times long ago. The stores themselves look like individual houses in a row with vibrant colored doors and windows. My imagination took wings and I could envision young village girls sitting in the verandah making flower garlands while chatting with their friends, women doing household chores outside etc.etc.

Sadly, most of the stores were either vacant or locked and therefore, I could not make the best of my visit to this place. One of the craftsmen said that they didn’t make enough to cover the overheads and make a profit. Hope, the government makes an effort to promote local artisans and this place doesn’t shut down.

 

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About anointedartist

I am a free-spirited person who enjoys the little things in life as much as the big ones that cross my path. As wife and mother of two wonderful kids, I have learned to take into stride the joys and pains of nurturing my family with laughter and tears. From being a stay-at-home mom for a long time, I have now extended my arms into the community to envelope kids with special needs and work with them. My soul takes delight in creating pieces of art in the form of pottery, card-making, crafting, knitting, crocheting, and list goes on. My long-standing wish to learn pottery-making took form and I have made quite a few interesting projects and love them. I also do prophetic arts (painting) along with my husband at our church during worship now and then and enjoy it. I believe that most of my inspirations come for my Creator and I am just being instrumental in revealing it to others. I feel honored to be used as His anointed vessel to display the creativity He has invested in me.
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