Welcome To Tamaala

“Tamaala” is the evergreen tree supporting all native art & craft. We’re a Bengaluru based social arts organisation founded in 2015. We currently support livelihoods of over 145 village & tribal artisans, across 40 regions in India. We operate an art studio in J P Nagar, South Bangalore where we showcase these works as well as conduct discussions & workshops. Tamaala has been recognised by IIT Kanpur SEE Program (in association with IIM Bangalore), as one of the top 7 social startups from Bangalore.

Featured products

Some glimpses from the exciting world of Indian art & craft.

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Mysore inlay – Ant

Mysore inlay – Ant
1,800.00 (price-incl-tax)

Mysore inlay – Ant

Mysore inlay – Ant
1,800.00 (price-incl-tax)

During the reign of Jayachamaraja Wodeyar Bahadur (the 25th and the last Maharaja of the princely state of Mysore)  artisans were practicing several crafts including ivory inlay in rosewood, as rosewood was available in abundance locally and elephant culling for ivory was still legal. 

In the second half of the last century, a Master Craftsperson of the craft ‘Shokat Ali’ brought a totally new evolution in the craft by using locally available wood of different colors to create wonderful art pieces and replacing the ivory with treated plastic. 

These art pieces were well appreciated by the king and it was easy to learn and practice for the other people too. The unique material culture and simple technique brought the revolution in the world of art and craft and also in the life of people, eventually in 2003 the craft was approved for a G I tag ( globally recognised – Geographical Indicator ). 

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Navagraha

Navagraha
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Navagraha

Navagraha
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Navagraha – an artists impression of the planetary system we live in. This painting is created by the artist using Oil on canvas on Canvas medium.

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Saregama Copper bells

Saregama Copper bells

Saregama Copper bells

Saregama Copper bells

Coper bells strung together in different tunes. Each bell is handmade in the ancient bell making method and brought together to form this exquisite and pleasing-to-the-ear wind chime/ corridor bells.

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shape med Copper Bell

shape med Copper Bell
250.00 (price-incl-tax)

shape med Copper Bell

shape med Copper Bell
250.00 (price-incl-tax)

The tintinnabulations made by the Kutch Copper bells fall like honey on the ears. The art of making copper bells is practiced by the Lohar community (Traditional Ironsmiths) in the Kutch region of Gujarat. Scrap iron sheets are heated and beaten with a hammer to give shape to the bell. They are then coated with copper bits and heated in furnace. Once cooled, a wooden piece is attached to the bell as a ringer for that unique sound! The rugged, raw look of the finished bells  is truly nostalgic!!

The nature of a handmade product is that no two pieces will ever be the same, hence it’s beauty. 

Go on, gift yourself this truly hand-made marvel!

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Embroidered Copper Bells – set of 4

Embroidered Copper Bells – set of 4
800.00 (price-incl-tax)

Embroidered Copper Bells – set of 4

Embroidered Copper Bells – set of 4
800.00 (price-incl-tax)

The tintinnabulations made by the Kutch Copper bells fall like honey on the ears. The art of making copper bells is practiced by the Luhar community (Traditional Ironsmiths) in the Kutch region of Gujarat. Scrap iron sheets are heated and beaten with a hammer to give shape to the bell. They are then coated with copper bits and heated in furnace. Once cooled, a wooden piece is attached to the bell as a ringer for that unique sound! The rugged, raw look of the finished bells  is truly nostalgic!!

This bell is combined with the beautiful embroidery work typical of the Kutch region.

The nature of a handmade product is tha

t no two pieces will ever be the same, hence it’s beauty. 

Go on, gift yourself this truly hand-made marvel!

[caption id="attachment_1951" align="alignnone" width="300"] Kutch embroidered Copper Bells[/caption]

 

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Spiral Wind Chime Copper Bells

Spiral Wind Chime Copper Bells
2,500.00 (price-incl-tax)

Spiral Wind Chime Copper Bells

Spiral Wind Chime Copper Bells
2,500.00 (price-incl-tax)

The tintinnabulations made by the Kutch Copper bells fall like honey on the ears. The art of making copper bells is practiced by the Luhar community (Traditional Ironsmiths) in the Kutch region of Gujarat. Scrap iron sheets are heated and beaten with a hammer to give shape to the bell. They are then coated with copper bits and heated in furnace. Once cooled, a wooden piece is attached to the bell as a ringer for that unique sound! The rugged, raw look of the finished bells  is truly nostalgic!!

The nature of a handmade product is that no two pieces will ever be the same, hence it’s beauty. 

Go on, gift yourself this truly hand-made marvel!

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Star Copper Bell

Star Copper Bell
250.00 (price-incl-tax)

Star Copper Bell

Star Copper Bell
250.00 (price-incl-tax)

The tintinnabulations made by the Kutch Copper bells fall like honey on the ears. The art of making copper bells is practiced by the Lohar community (Traditional Ironsmiths) in the Kutch region of Gujarat. Scrap iron sheets are heated and beaten with a hammer to give shape to the bell. They are then coated with copper bits and heated in furnace. Once cooled, a wooden piece is attached to the bell as a ringer for that unique sound! The rugged, raw look of the finished bells  is truly nostalgic!!

The nature of a handmade product is that no two pieces will ever be the same, hence it’s beauty. 

Go on, gift yourself this truly hand-made marvel!

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Copper bells chimeCopper bells chime

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Wind chime copper bells

Wind chime copper bells
1,800.00 (price-incl-tax)

Wind chime copper bells

Wind chime copper bells
1,800.00 (price-incl-tax)

Coper bells as a wind chime. Each bell is handmade in the ancient bell making method and brought together to form this exquisite and pleasing to the ear wind chime.

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Clay Lantern

Clay Lantern
700.00

Clay Lantern

Clay Lantern
700.00

These beautiful clay lanterns are made by craftspeople in the  Kutch region. The clay if observed on the inside is white in color, this is buff clay, predominantly found in that region. The men carve the lanterns before firing them, and the women paint them – no two lanterns can ever be alike – that sometimes is a speciality ; and we agree.  

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Terracotta Mobile Amplifier

Terracotta Mobile Amplifier
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Terracotta Mobile Amplifier

Terracotta Mobile Amplifier
650.00 500.00

Post COVID19, most of the rural potters have run out of cash as the peak season for buying clay pots & bottles is almost over in lockdown. Channapatna wood crafters have suffered due to cancellation of crores of rupees of export orders. The village women near Jigni have lost their regular mill jobs due to closures.  The Terracotta amplifier creates livelihood for 3 craft clusters – potters in Karnataka, Channapatna wood crafters who make the bangle on which it stands and the Chittara artists who decorate the same. The amplification is significant for an acoustic instrument. Comes in 4 colors – RED, TERRACOTTA, BLUE and BLACK. Please mention your preferred color on the order sheet comments. 

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I would like to appreciate the effort taken by you guys to convert that beautiful art into another gorgeous
piece of merchandise. I was thoroughly impressed by the clocks and the data banks customised
specially for us for gifting purposes by Tamaala. Tamaala has proven yet another ideology that art
transcends all barriers and conventions and can make it in any form in every nook and corner of a
humble abode. I wish Tamaala the very best and hope to see it growing and redefining the
concepts of art and designing.

Tamaala’s product ranges and services are outstanding. We had ordered for beautifully painted tea
candles, coffee mugs and key chains as a bulk order for gifting and Tamaala delivered with great quality
and on time. Our guests were very happy with these unique gifts.

Beautiful creations.. Amazing in every way including the pricing. India in a shop. The social cause behind it makes it invaluable.Thanks for all the effort behind the endeavour!

Latest Arrivals

Our latest discoveries, craft cluster additions, design experiments and innovations...

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In The Press

Tamaala in The Hindu

The coverage by Abhinaya in the Hindu captures the essence of what we’re attempting at Tamaala.

Tamaala in TOI

A nice write-up by Reema outlining the Earthen lights project which is an annual event around the Deepavali festival showcasing craftspeople, artisans & artists.

Tamaala in Deccan Herald

A really well written piece by Apeksha which brings out the ecological aspect of the plant Ganesha and also manages to encapsulate the overall vision at Tamaala.

Tamaala in Sustainabilitynext

This is one article which is written like a case study..what more can we say …a big thank you to the sustainabilitynext team.

Tamaala in Yourstory

Some images from the studio and a brief journey till date featured in this yourstory article so well written by the quintessential art promoter -Madan.

Paid Shipping – Only Bangalore

We currently ship to Bangalore, but will soon be opening up other cities.

Returns policy

As a discerning patron you would know that these are handmade products, no two will be the same. Also minor flaws make up the beauty of the handmade. That said, we will be happy to exchange/ refund where it’s due.

Studio Tamaala

Visit our Studio at J P Nagar for much more.