Master Mason Abdul Razak ji talks about Thappi Plaster and the peculiarities of the plaster. Read about how Thappi Plaster with admixtures is applied on diverse surfaces and types of Lime in Rajasthan he has worked with.
Natural Finishes is a series where we portraits a part of a natural building like wall finishing methods (earth and lime based plasters, renders & paints), floors (earthen floors, natural stones,terracotta) used by us or by other natural builders or from a traditional buildings.
Here we try to understand the different techniques of various portions of a dwelling by understanding the various techniques and methods of flooring, roofing or plaster finishes. The research eventually culminates in experiments of our own. The idea here is to bring the lesser known technologies to the household of the common man.
In his journey of explorations in Traditional Indian Lime Plasters, Biju Bhaskar meets Yusuf ji, a traditional natural colourist, who worked mainly on paintings and murals (on lime plaster) for over 50 years. Read more about his expertise in different sources of Natural Colours and time-tested techniques of application