Case Study 1
Palm leaf bound manuscripts were the original mode of preserving stories and records in ancient Kerala. The technique used palm tree leaves that were processed by boiling and dyeing before being engraved (usually in Sanskrit) using an Ezhuthani (Metal Pen). Palm leaf manuscripts were written in ink on rectangular-cut, cured palm leaf sheets. Each sheet typically had a hole through which a string could pass through, and a set of sheets would be tied together to…
Case Study 2
Kerala wedding ceremonies are known to be concise and have fewer rituals when compared to other traditional Indian weddings. The client, Anoop Venugopalan, wanted the minimalism and simplicity of the ceremony to be echoed in the invitation card. ‘Kalyanakuri’ is the Malayalam word for a wedding invite. The design celebrated the accessories and implements used in the rituals in a minimalist design, to match and celebrate the simple beauty of a traditional ceremony.