ARCHITECTURE, ECO-DESIGNS

TOP 10 ANCIENT MUD HERITAGE MARVELS

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Here are the top 10 ancient marvels made with MUD-1. Shibam Hadramawt - Yemen2. Taos Pueblo - New Mexico3. Arg-e Bam - Iran4. The Siwa Oasis - Western Egypt5. Djinguereber Mosque - Timbaktu6. Aït Benhaddou - Morocco7. Khiva Wall - Uzbekistan8. Kasbah of Sfax - Tunisia9. Great Mosque of Djenne - Mali10. Chan Chan - South AmericaCheck them out -

ECO-DESIGNS, FOLK HERITAGE

“BHUNGA” – MUD HOUSE FROM GUJARAT

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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” – MUD HOUSE FROM GUJARAT

ECO-DESIGNS, FOLK HERITAGE

WARLI PAINTINGS FROM MAHARASHTRA

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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.

ECO-DESIGNS, FOLK HERITAGE

KNOW MORE ABOUT “GOND PAINTINGS”

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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.

ECO-DESIGNS, FOLK HERITAGE

“SHIBORI” – JAPANESE DYEING TECHNIQUE

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Very particular to Japan, Shibori is a manual resist dyeing technique which has now became a synonym for fabric manipulation and dying found worldwide. This technique is distinctive in its style and can not be simply thought as "tie-and-dye". The terminologies are Japanese and thus in most of the languages there is no equivalent term for Shibori and its different techniques. It differs from other dying techniques like ikat, batik, ajrakh, bogolanfini and tsutsugaki and all the shibori traditions together promotes resist dyeing showcasing range of aesthetics, heritage and cultural diversity......