The Kalighat Edit | The People’s Craftsman
The Kalighat Edit | The People’s Craftsman
The Kalighat Edit | The People’s Craftsman
The Kalighat Edit | The People’s Craftsman
The Kalighat Edit | The People’s Craftsman
The Kalighat Edit | The People’s Craftsman
The Kalighat Edit | The People’s Craftsman
The Kalighat Edit | The People’s Craftsman

The Kalighat Edit | The People’s Craftsman

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Conceptualised by Ananya Kala Designed by Hasir Chitrakar

Part of a rare, handpainted, limited edition collection Past.Present.Future., this art plate is inspired by the Kalighat Art form and celebrates Jamini Roy, an artist who was intimately involved in sculpting the future of the Kalighat art form.

Material: High-quality ceramic plate

Size: 10 Inches

Weight:  800 gms

Box Includes: Foldable display stand, a spring hook for easy wall mounting, a specially illustrated collection card insert, Authenticity certificate

Superimposed against the motifs in this artwork is Jamini Roy, an artist who was intimately involved in sculpting the future of the Kalighat art form. The 20th-century artist hailing from West Bengal, though trained in the classical western genre, returned to his roots to develop the Kalighat art style.

Exploring myriad themes like Santhali life and general village life, Roy, often depicted nature, plants and musical instruments. He believed in making art accessible to the common man and also opted out of European paints to use organic sources for pigment creation like flowers, indigo, alluvial mud and much more. Seven vibrant and earthy colours dominated his palette – blue, Indian red, cadmium green, cadmium green, vermillion, grey, ochre and white.

One of his most famous works, present in this composition, features a child, in their mother’s embrace, symbolic of one of the first and strongest bonds that exist. His magnum opus, however, remains the Ramayana; crafted in 1946 and spread over 17 canvases, it traces the journey of the entire Indian epic.

Amidst the turbulent landscape of the British Raj, Jamini Roy, also turned his attention to satirical representations of the ruling class. He is known for the recurring motif of a cat with a crayfish in his mouth, originally, a satirical jibe at Brahman priests who preach vegetarianism, while themselves consuming meat.

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How is it the perfect choice?

Rare Only 50 pieces  produced at a time

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Limited production of
hand-painted art plates
Exquisite Each artwork is part of our most coveted curations

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Celebrating 3 traditional artforms with
6 exceptional art plates
Impactful Each Purchase=  20 Meals Donated

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Each plate sold
sponsors 10 meals

Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I buy from TPP?
All our decor plates are carefully designed by global artists & each piece comes with a thoughtfully crafted story card that surrounds a social issue. With every plate you buy you will also sponsor at least 10 meals for the hungry fighting the global hunger crisis with art. Indulge in the allure of high-quality ceramic plates digitally printed in high resolution that effortlessly enhances any space. With an easy-to-maintain dust and water repellent coating, preserving their impeccable appearance is a breeze.
Are these decor plates handpainted, what is their material, shape & size? Or What are the different kinds of decor plates you have on the site?
"We have different collections of art plates. While some are digitally printed, some are hand-painted. Our regular artplates come in 3 sizes 5 inches, 7.5 inches & 10 inches. Our exclusively crafted Red Dot collection comes in round or squaricle format & is exclusively produced on Germany sourced wares. These are available in the 10 inch size & each plate is serial numbered on the verso. Our handpainted collection is a rare, limited edition range that is produced in small batches & is created in collaboration with rural artisans. The sale of each piece pays an artist. "
How long will it take for an international orders to reach me?
We generally deliver international orders within 12-15 business days.
How can I track or modify my order?
Once your order has been shipped a tracking link will be generated which will be sent to you via email and whatsapp. You can use this link to track your order. For modifications, you can contact us via whatsapp or email for upto 3 days from the day you place the order.
Can I use the decor plates as serving plates or display dishes?
The plate is meant for display purposes only, not serving. Do not wash the plate. To clean, use a wet wipe or a soft cloth.
Does it come ready to hang and/or with stand?
"Each plate comes individually packed in its box: It includes: an acrylic display stand, a spring hook for easy wall mounting. It includes an A5 insert card which talks about the artwork & the story behind it & the cause it is raising awareness about. The plate is packed in between a layer of foam to protect it during transportation."
How can I personalise decor plates for gifting & make it more special?
We have personalised engravings available on a diverse selection of our plates. Additionally you can also choose to gift wrap & add a handwritten note to any order that you have.
Do you have any special discounts/offers on bulk gifting?
"We always offer special discounts on bulk orders on a case to case basis. We also offer customisation to help you tell your brand story right. We can either use one of our existing designs, or by partnering with an artist create an entirely new piece of art. We also offer customisation of the back of the plates (subject to a certain order volume) packaging, story and gift wrap. Please contact info@theplatedproject.com for more information. You can also check out our offerings here: click here

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