MUD is an eco-friendly housing solution which has several advantages over other popular building materials. Top 10 reasons to choose "Mud-Housing" are- 1. COST EFFECTIVE 2. REUSABLE 3. EARTHQUAKE RESISTANT 4. EASY BUILDING TECHNIQUES 5. THERMAL INSULATION 6. DURABLE 7. BIODEGRADABLE 8. CARBON FOOTPRINT 9. AVAILABILITY 10. BREATHABILITY AND TOXICITY. Read the full post and give your views on mud housing-
Here are the top 10 ancient marvels made with MUD- 1. Shibam Hadramawt - Yemen 2. Taos Pueblo - New Mexico 3. Arg-e Bam - Iran 4. The Siwa Oasis - Western Egypt 5. Djinguereber Mosque - Timbaktu 6. Aït Benhaddou - Morocco 7. Khiva Wall - Uzbekistan 8. Kasbah of Sfax - Tunisia 9. Great Mosque of Djenne - Mali 10. Chan Chan - South America Check them out -
A SNEAK PEEK INSIDE TRADITIONAL GUJARATI HABITAT The famous MUD-MIRROR ART FROM GUJARAT- is well discussed at OBSIDIANSPACE. This artwork contributes much to India's rich cultural heritage and being an integral part of folk art it must be taken care of. Lippan and Mud-mirror work together comes out to be an amazing example of Gujarati craftsmanship… Continue reading “BHUNGA” – THE MUD HOUSE FROM GUJARAT
WARLI - The famous tribal artform with geometric and repetitive patterns originated in Maharashtra is the particular tribal painting which is simply popular and recognized among the common public and of course the art enthusiast. Warli paintings are the finest examples of Indian folk style of paintings. This style particularly flourished in Sahyadri range around 10th century A.D. This art form revolves around the everyday life of the Warli (Varli) tribes.
It's interesting to see that despite of having same Basohli origin, each school showcase characteristic motif in its paintings. More or less the fabrication of these astounding piece of art remains the same. But one thing makes every school of pahari miniature different from each other- THE MOTIFS. The schools flourished in Basohli, Guler, Kangra, Chamba, Tehri Garhwal, Nurpur, Mankot, Mandi, Kullu, Bilaspur provide specific motifs or themes to display. Come, explore the peculiar feature of each pahari style of painting.
The Gonds are considered creative people especially the Pardhan Gonds who traditionally served as priests are considered to have renowned skills in different forms of arts- Music, Paintings etc. Their belief that good paintings brings good luck help them to develop mastery in their painting skills over time. This belief is visible in the houses of the community. Gond paintings are narrative of Gond tribe... Let's find out more about it.