Sunday, January 15, 2012

Flying kites at the studio.

Come Sunday we will be celebrating the festival of Sankranti for those of you not in the know, this is the festival that is considered the first festival of the year for Hindus , Diwali being the most important and also the biggest (no.of days wise) Sankranti is celebrated all over the country. 
There is a glorious tradition of flying kites on this day and while I am not into that activity as such, I though it would be a great idea to create a pair of kite earrings, well three pairs :)

Pink & Purple enameled kite earrings, copper, vitreous enamel
© 2012, Nayna Studios™
Blue enameled kite earrings, copper, vitreous enamel
© 2012, Nayna Studios™
Here they are just before being given the bright colours that are so famous. Indian kites you must know are unlike Chinese kites and do not vary much in shape nor do they have lights put in them, these are simple diagonal square shaped ones made with thin coloured paper which is actually referred to as 'kite' paper in the market and supported with thin flexible wooden sticks.
      Mine have copper wires and of course the colours are vitreous enamel. Perfect for going kite flying what do you think ?:D