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Postage Stamp Design

A collection of Postage Stamps designed to cherish the diverse arts and crafts of India



From splendid paintings to beautiful wood crafts and textiles, India resounds with a rich and unique heritage.  With each of its states and union territories bursting with ethnic flavours that multiply at every turn, the country sparkles with vitality and vivacity. To cherish the nuances of India's diverse arts and crafts I have designed a collection of Postage Stamps. 

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  • Block Printing

  • Truck Art

  • Bandhani

  • Kathputli (Puppetry)

  • Galicha (Carpet)

  • Wooden Mask Painting



The woodblock is a form of relief printing and is based on the principle that parts that are not to be printed are cut out. Instead, colours are pressed on the raised parts, applied like a relief and this would then be rubbed onto a piece of paper or pushed through the press, in which case the reliefs would be reversed. The stamps have a wooden block in the centre which is placed on the printed pattern.


Truck art has been a part of India’s visual lexicon and heritage for decades. The stamps have a very catchy saying which one will spot on many trucks followed by a melange of hand painted symbols, elaborate patterns, and idiosyncratic artworks.



Bandhani, also known as Bandhej; is a type of tie and dye textile which is adorned by plucking the cloth into many bindings, that form a design. The stamps have traditional bandhani motifs and a bright background that symbolises joy and warmth.



Kathputli is a string puppet theatre, native to Rajasthan, India, and is the most popular form of Indian puppetry. The stamps have a Kathputli couple dressed in their traditional attire who are performing in front of their audience.



Indian carpets have one-of-a-kind designs. They are known for their detailing, rich hues and motifs adorning the surface of the rug. They are an ornament to the floor and the space in all. The stamps have incorporated intricate details that form an unrepeatable pattern. The colours used in Indian carpets are not just for visual appeal but have a meaning attached to them. Muted tones help the space look bigger while darker shades are used to cast a bold statement. The motifs on the rugs have rich coloured yarns to show different details making them even more intricate.



Mask making is an ancient craft in Sikkim. Face masks of wood of different gods,  goddesses and animals are made and worn by people during festivals, religious ceremonies and dances. The stamps have a face mask with very bold and evident features.

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