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.
HERITAGE FABRIC DYEING....FROM JAPAN Let's continue our talks on Shibori legacy which is a classic example of handmade Japanese craftsmanship. Running over the centuries, “SHIBORI” art is well preserved in rich Japanese tradition and an integral part of their textile culture. Here we will narrow down our post to the 7 POPULAR SHIBORI TECHNIQUES YOU… Continue reading 7 MOST POPULAR SHIBORI TECHNIQUES WORLDWIDE
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......