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Hyderabad’s artpreneur blending art with utility

Published: 14th Mar 2021 8:21 pm

Hyderabad: Madhubani, Tholu Bommalu, Patachitra and Kalamkari are terms that everyone is familiar with as art forms, however, city-based artpreneur Meghana blends these art forms with utility and is known for making exquisite lamps that showcase these art forms.

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Always been crafty and having made lamps to gift to her loved ones through the years, Meghana was captivated by those four art forms when she came across them during her travels.

Later in life, after working in corporate for 17 years, she decided to pursue her passion and decided to start her company Hastha – which makes these vibrant table lamps.

“I was always interested in handicrafts and I used to make lamps to gift to people. I realised there’s little that’s been done in terms of innovation in design and there’s little utility to these art forms the way they are,” says Meghana, adding, “These table lamps are off during the day and function as pieces of art but at night, the art form is projected, along with illumination.”

A unique aspect of her work is that it blends leather, silk and handmade paper together online the single-faceted Tholu Bommalu or Patachitra. She explains, “These art forms are age-old and usually have only one medium. We blend those three materials into this.”

She recently exhibited her unique products at the Business Women Expo conducted by Hitex and Confederation of Women Entrepreneurs of India (COWE).

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