Monthly Archives: June 2013

Tribal Painting on Paper

Mithila Paintings from India Tribal painting on paper from India, showing scenes of animals and village life. Mithila paintings come from rural Bihar, northern India. They depict legends and myths of the area and are painted by women on the

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Kalamkari Indian Paintings

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Indian Paintings: The Story of Kalamakari Kalamkari, sometimes spelt kalamakari, craft is a very old tradition. Indian paintings are often localised in their origins: the kalamkari tradition is centered around Andhra Pradesh in South India. In earlier times groups of singers,

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Warli Tribal Painting

Warli Paintings In her book The Painted World of the Warlis Yashodhara Dalmia claimed that the Warlis carry on a tradition stretching back to 2500 or 3000 BC. Their mural paintings are similar to those done between 500 and 10,000

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Gond Tribal Paintings

The Gond Tribal people The Gond tribal community is one of central India’s largest indigenous communities. The Gond tribal paintings are the living expressions of the people of the tribal village that are deeply linked with their day to day

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Mud Print Wallhanging – How is it Made?

Bògòlanfini or bogolan (“mud cloth“) is a handmade Malian cotton fabric traditionally dyed with fermented mud. It has an important place in traditional Malian culture and has, more recently, become a symbol of Malian cultural identity. In traditional bògòlanfini production,

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What is a Pha Tung? Wallhangings From Laos

Pha Tung Handwoven Wallhangings from Laos Laos is famous for weaving, many women will have a loom and be trained in weaving skills. Traditionally they will weave cloth for their dowry. Luang Prabhang is a famous weaving centre in the

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Indian Bedspreads & Quilts Are Made From Luxurious Fabrics

Indian Bedspreads and the Fabrics of India India is famous for it’s vibrantly coloured textiles as in this outdoor market in Jodhpur. Indian Bedspreads Our Indian bedspreads and quilts are made from luxurious silks, cottons and velvets. These Indian bedspreads

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Indian Wooden Beds – Design Considerations

Indian Carved Wooden Beds A design consideration for our carved Indian wooden beds is that we combine the traditional decorative styles of India alongside a contemporary proportion – we want our Indian beds to retain the character of Indian crafts

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Puja Meditation Ritual

Where can I buy a Puja Oil Lamp? Puja (literally an offering) is an important aspect of Hindu and Buddhist faiths. In Buddhism it can be part of a Meditation Ritual on one of the Bodhisattvas or Buddhas. It is

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Krishna Statue – A Hindu deity

Krishna, the popular Hindu deity Krishna is a Hindu deity, regarded as an avatar of Vishnu and in some monotheistic traditions considered the Supreme Being. The Symbolism of Krishna Krishna is often depicted as an infant or young boy playing

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