Indira Govindan's Arts and Crafts shop.

New Jersey, United States · 292 Sales


Indira Govindan's Arts and Crafts shop.

New Jersey, United States 292 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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DharmaKarmaArts is taking a short break


Note from shop owner The shop will be closed for inventory refresh. It will reopen at the end of August. Please check back at the end of August when the shop will be filled with new and exciting items.

Note from shop owner

Last updated on 06 Jun, 2018

The shop will be closed for inventory refresh. It will reopen at the end of August. Please check back at the end of August when the shop will be filled with new and exciting items.

Indira Govindan

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Indira Govindan


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Drawing the sketch using wood burning tools.
Drawing the preliminary sketch with wood burning technique.
Painting the cover.

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Appealing to the mind, body and art, inspired by the spiritual tradions of India, Asia and North America.

I grew up in New Delhi, India but the US has been my home far longer. My art and craft are deeply influenced by the spiritual traditions of my Indian heritage as well as other Asian and North American cultures. I use the colors, motifs and textures of my natal land quite a lot but the natural world also influence my work. My yoga art is centered around the elephant, most beloved of Indian animals. The materials I use for my journals are old, handwoven silk saris or jute rice bags. I love the color magenta, the ubiquitous color in all things Indian and peacock, both the bird and the color, elephants and monkeys. At the same time, I enjoy using elements from Western and other Asian cultures.

I love creating art and crafts. I put a lot of my heart into what I make. I want those who buy my creations to feel the same joy that I feel creating them. But selling also has a purpose for me. What I earn from the shop, I donate to a charity called Sukriti Social Organization, founded by my sister who is physically handicapped.This organization provides help and support to handicapped children and adults. You can find all about it here at www.sukriti.org

My mixed media art and journals have been featured in the prestigious Cloth Paper Scissors magazines several times.

Shop members

  • Indira

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    My name is Indira. I have a long and successful career in higher education. I work with numbers and I teach history and culture to undergraduate students. I am an artist and a crafter. Yes, I am both left and right brained.

Shop policies

Last updated on 13 March, 2017
Welcome to my shop DharmaKarmaArts!

I have a successful career in higher education but have been an artist/craftswoman of some kind or the other all my life. I paint in oils and in watercolor and came to jewelry making only recently. I am self-taught in many of my crafts and what I did not learn myself, I learned it from my mother.

I left India a long time ago but India has not left me yet. The artistic creations in this store are inspired by Indian aesthetics, especially that of the the Tamil culture. I use the colors, materials that were part of my life growing up in India and which have informed and shaped my own idea of beauty in my artistic creations.

My products and art are made with great care, and I take great pride in my craftsmanship. I use high quality, natural materials in my jewelry products and artist grade color paints and Arches watercolor paper in my art.

If you are interested in knowing more about my work, feel free to convo me via Etsy conversation or read my blog http://dharmakarmaarts.blogspot.com

Proceeds from the sales in this shop are donated to helping handicapped children and adults. For more information go to http://www.sukriti.org

Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Apple Pay
  • Klarna
  • Sofort
  • Ideal
  • Paypal
  • GiftcardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
if you are not satisfied with your purchase you will get full refund provided it has not been worn or damaged or altered and, is returned in the original packaging. If you want to return your purchase, you must contact me within 3 days after the arrival of your purchase.

Returning shipping costs are the responsibility of the buyer.

EU customers: If you want to return a purchase you have upto 14 days to contact me.
As of now, I accept only Paypal and payment using Etsy Direct credit card checkout.

Full payment must be received within three days of order placement. If payment is not received within three days, I will cancel the order.
Shipping will be done as soon as full payment is received. Shipping is to your Etsy address unless informed otherwise.

Domestic orders will be shipped via USPS first-class with delivery confirmation for shipment upto 13 oz. For shipments that weigh more than 13 oz., it will be by parcel post.

Insurance and priority mail will carry additional costs.

Your purchase will be carefull packaged to prevent any damage to the product.
Additional policies and FAQs
Please contact me to workout any problems.. I believe in excellent customer service and will do everything possible to make your DharmaKarmaArts experience worth your while.

Since monitors differ, there may be slight variations in the colors of the end product itself in contrast to the pictures.