I met a very interesting interior designer recently. She only designs schools, how cool! Vivacious and a colourful personality herself, this mother of two looks just the kind of person who would make the usually drab school environment ‘all happy and fun’. During our discussion, she was telling me about how ‘Mogli’ appeals to children and hence it is used widely used in classroom decor.
Instantly my mind started racing about how our cute little Madhubani elephants and Gond deers can appeal to kids. How about Panchatantra with the enormous source of wisdom and values? Do kids these days immerse themselves in Amar Chitra Katha and Chandamama like we used to decades ago?! And why shouldn’t these stories be a part of their lives?
I ordered a few books on Panchatantra from Flipkart. Honestly, I was a little shy to be looking around for them in the children’s section at Crossword! I discussed this with a few artisans and they came up with some motifs and I also put together some of them from magazines and googled a few. Now I have about 6 crafts that I will be focusing on.
I’ve done my bit, the artisans are all excited to do theirs. A few suggestions from your side, considering you are the end user will help me finalise designs and start work on the range of products.
Here is a small questionnaire in this regard, hope you will help us bring back the fond memories of Panchatantra for your kids.
Please click here for the questionnaire.