About TWAMEV

TWAMEV

TWAMEV, which means 'ONLY YOU' in Sanskrit; proffers a line of home accessories, which have been inspired by the intricate yet intrinsic elements India has to offer. These aspects, whether on the religious, cultural or social front tend to creep into our lives. TWAMEV is an attempt to capture these elements and factor them into the day to day functional and other requisite products.

TWAMEV Products

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Cotton cloth was one of the main reasons why the East India Company chose to settle in Madras and build its factory here. Around the 12th century, Gadda/Gada: a cotton weave was exported to the middle East and became popular as head pieces. That started the whole thing off. With the Britishers opening here, the weavers began copying the Scottish plaid design (from the Tartans) leading to the formation of the very popular "MADRAS CHECKS".

TWAMEV presents the Checks in a contemporary form by translating it on to wooden trays.

Product : TRAY   Product : COASTER
Code : MC 001   Code : MC 002
Size : 8" x 8" & 12" x 12"
(Can be customized to required size)
  Size : 4" x 4"
Materials : Wood and Wallpaper      
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Munishwaran is a Tamil male folk deity popular in northern Tamil Nadu. The deity is considered a family or village guardian.For thousands of years Tamilians in Southern India have been nature worshippers. They enthralled in women being the center of life, source of rejuvenation and entity to be revered for survival. By early BCE 250 the farmers had great following for Buddhism as it took away the rigidity of Vedic rituals and Brahminism. With the fall of Kalabhras and rise of Pallavas, the Buddhist monks had given up their religion.

"Muni" in Tamil means the brailed and coiled hair these sages wear and "Ishwar" means lord, therefore farmers started calling their Buddhist monks; Munishwarans. As time went by with the influence of Saviate kings of the Pallava kingdom, they were replaced as village guardian deities. Lord Muni is offered liquor, desi cigars (which are lit and placed in His mouth) pooris and Bournvita. He also likes pastries, pizza, cupcakes and tissues.

TWAMEV presents Munishwaran in a contemporary form by translating it on to wooden trays.

Product : TRAY      
Code : MW 001      
Size : 8" x 8" & 12" x 12"
(Can be customized to required size)
     
Materials : Wood and Sticker      
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The game of 'Chaupar' is a board game in the shape of a cross created around the 4th century; each arm being divided into three adjacent columns of eight squares. There are palaces in Allahabad and Agra which served as giant Chaupar boards for the Indian Emperor Akbar I from the Mogul Empire in the 16th century. The board was made of inlaid marble and it had red and white squares. He used to sit in the center and toss the shells; 16 women from his harem were the pawns and they moved the way he told them.

While the Harem is missing, the tray is inspired by the game!

Product : TRAY      
Code : CW 001      
Size : 8" x 8" & 12" x 12"
(Can be customized to required size)
     
Materials : Wood and Sticker      
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'Pattachitra' style of painting is the oldest and most popular art forms of Orissa. The name Pattachitra has evolved from the Sanskrit words 'patta', meaning canvas, and 'chitra' meaning picture. Normally painted on either palm leaf or canvas, TWAMEV takes it a step further, by having the artist hand paint it on a zero watt bulb. The motif they say, wards off all negative energy.

Painting on glass per say is a challenge, but the Orissa artists have outdone themselves by using organic paints and painting on a curved glass surface.

Product : BULB      
Code : BU 001      
Size : Zero Watt
Regular Pin Bulb
     
Materials : Regular Bulb