Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Simple and cute pen stands at handicrafts fair in Malappuram





While I was in Malappuram, I couldn't help going on a pen hunt… Malappuram is a medium sized town and one wouldn’t expect to find a full fledged pen shop there… but, I saw a couple of stationery shops in the street where the lodge was located… and I found some FPs there…well…that’s for another post… A ‘handicrafts mela (fair)’ was also on in the town and Shruti and I decided to see what they had on offer…our lodge was located in a place called Down Hill and it was literally ‘down the hill’ and this if you have visited one handcrafts fair in India, you know what to expect when you visit another… but you never know … things which wouldn’t have attracted my attention a year ago seemed to call out to me … like these two inexpensive pen stands that I saw in the Kerala State Handicrafts Stall … very ingeniously made from bamboo … bamboo looks suited for pen stands.

I bought two, in fact, they had only two models… the smaller diameter ones and the larger diameter ones … and the larger pen stand also has a small receptacle … for a specially made inkwell? or for a round shaped eraser… though when I bought them, I didn’t think in these terms … these looked nice and inexpensive…and I liked the ingenuity of using bamboo for pen stands … and those small paint dabs look like Japanese style flowers … For the purposes of this post, I have used the small diameter stand for my Leader and Brahmam celluloid FPs…you can see them in the photo…the stand looks made for these pens… and I have used the larger stand for the heavy thick FPs like the Guider Jumbo, Ratnam Supreme, and Deccan Major (brushed ebonite) … the bigger Deccan Masterpiece will be more appropriate I think…I have yet to get one…

I took some photographs of the pen stands at various nooks inside by flat…just to make them look interesting…

1 comment:

Francesco said...

Do you sell this product??