Friday, January 27, 2012

Quilling on Arathi thattu


           Arathi thattu or decorated plates are used in Indian weddings to welcome the bridegroom and his family on the day of the wedding. It is an important part of south Indian culture. Plates are decorated and lamps are lit on them . 
       This is a square wooden plate covered with hand made paper .The inner rectangle is little more than A4 size. I used crimped swirls to quickly fill up the space . No amount of bling is enough when decorating these plates. The swirls and the quilled swans are all glittered ( it doesn't show in the picture).  Seeing so many valentines on other blogs I too was inspired to do a heart shape.I am decorating a few plates and this is the first of them.



        For more Arathi thattu ideas do check out this link .


        Thanks for stopping by ,have a great day.

23 comments:

Sheetal Ahlawat said...

Gorgeous 'Thali' Suganthi ji. You know, in Haryana too we welcome the Groom at the doorstep and do tika, which is performed by the sister of the bride :)

Helen said...

It is gorgeous! Love the swans!

angelin said...

Gorgeous !! . crimped paper swirls and those swans are fantastic ..i haven't made any thing so far for feb 14 .lovely way to decorate the Aarathi thattu

SmilingArts said...

beautiful..

Nágela said...

Suganthi,

This is a beautiful work. Thanks for sharing some of their traditions with us. I love meeting different cultures, especially with ancient traditions as his own.
Good weekend!

aureliaeugenia said...

Yesterday the people of India celebrate the National Day(it was so impressive that army parade)and I thought of you.
I also am impressed with your creation and I hardly can wait to see the next one -it's like I'm getting gifts.
Thank you for sharing.
hugs,
aureliaeugenia

chillin with Quillin said...

Lovely plate, love the crimped swirls !!!!
Paula

Preethu said...

It is gorgeous!always your works are innovative and unique....thanks for inspiring the quillers.
preethu
http://preethusgalleria.blogspot.com/

neli said...

Красота!!!

Ann Martin said...

So pretty! The swans look very graceful.

Miss Syaz said...

This is lovely..

Sathya said...

Perfect swan pair and beautiful work........

Szalonaisa said...

Gorgeous!! The swans are amazing!

Divya Deepak said...

U have done a great job Suganthi:-)

anandhirajan said...

Totally a different concept suganthi I am sure you will be getting more orders for making this quilled arathi thattu.Wish you all the best. My mother and an aunt also joins me cause they cannot type they were awed with your blog wanting to see more and more of your works
anandhirajan

SUSAN said...

I love your quilled swans, Suganthi.
very pretty.

Leanne said...

Beautiful! I was always under the impression that only circular plates/thalis were used for aarti. I presume it's not seeing this.

Anita Kumar said...

Lovely quilling, the idea is very contemporary and practical !

Nati said...

beautiful!
Nati from Brazil
http://natiquill.blogspot.com

Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW the crimping is amazing.
Suganthi many bloggers on my blog expressed an interest to learn quilling so once again I have shared your link as I consider you my quilling guru!!

viji said...

Oh!
Arathi thattu in quilling design?
Very nice.
The creation is nice.
Like to see more in this concept.
viji

Sudha - Art Admirer said...

Pretty awesome. LOve this.

Sudha
sudha-kalra.blogspot.com
http://sudha-kalra.blogspot.com/p/shop.html

Tejal said...

Faabulous stuff!! love the details!