Anahata brings to your doorsteps an age-old tradition, an almost forgotten and lost art – the Filigree. It found mention in Archaeological finds in ancient Mesopotamia that indicate its use in jewellery since 3000 BC. Filigree is a handcrafted work that entails kneading, twining and melding of precious metals likes of which the world has not seen before. These extraordinary works of art held and transferred as heirlooms are a result of long hours of meticulous work by dedicated hands.
Every item of filigree is handcrafted by committed artisans depending upon the complexity of the design. The matrix of the design is first hand-drawn with pure silver wires; gossamer-thin silver filaments are then melded onto it to form an ethereal work of trellis. These 3D designs are outcomes of long hours of meticulous and painstaking handcrafted work. It takes close to 300 to 4500 man-hours to make a single piece.
Anahata Creations is a noble endeavor and the brainchild of founder and owner Mrs. Ragini Grandhi (of the GMR Group family), who is an artist herself and has great passion for the forgotten art of filigree. She formed Anahata to support the cause of the dwindling community of filigree artisans who are facing great odds to revive and restore this art to its past glory and pre-eminence. “There are barely a hundred devout filigree artisans left in Telangana. With Anahata, we hope to provide a global platform to foster the growth and development of the art. That means a win-win situation for both artisans and patrons,” she says.
Mrs. Ragini Grandhi is the visionary and driving force behind Anahata Filigree art. She understands that without patronage the craft will die. Therefore, she intends to provide a global platform to the diminishing art and its artisans through this unique range of filigree products under the brand name – Anahata.