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7 MOST POPULAR SHIBORI TECHNIQUES WORLDWIDE

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

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JAPANESE DYEING TECHNIQUE- “SHIBORI”

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......

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BÒGÒLANFINI- AN ART FROM MUD

Known with names like "bogolan" or Bògòlanfini means "mud cloth" is a type of sustainable fabric from Mali, Africa. It is handmade traditional cotton fabric which is dyed with natural dyes or mud, then painted many times over with designs and patterns. This amazing African heritage became popular and accepted worldwide as "MUD CLOTH". Have you heard about it before? Let's explore it now...

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“KAVAD – KATHA”

Well, call it a Portable Shrine or a Storytelling box, KAVAD is amazing in either way and represents the age old craft originally practiced by a group of Jangid Brahmins near Chittorgarh, Rajasthan. It's a way of expressing Hindu devotions in stories with the help of images of the Bhakti saints as well as of Ram and Krishna in a very interesting way... Let's find out more about "KAVAD" and "KAVADIYA-BHAT"...

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TOOLS AND TECHNIQUES OF PAHARI PAINTINGS

We got a deep insight of pahari schools in our previous posts, let's now have a glimpses of Pahari motifs, colors and tools used in fabrication of these astounding piece of art...

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KANGRA SCHOOL OF PAINTING

We have come a long way learning about Miniature pahari paintings of India. This beautiful art was executed in the hilly regions of India, in the sub-Himalayan state of Himachal Pradesh and thus called as Pahari means "from the mountains". The understanding of this heritage art is a matter of great study. They are quite elaborate in terms of patronage, time frame, painting style, artist approach, themes etc. wherein the broad term for these paintings came out as - KANGRA SCHOOL OF MINIATURE PAINTING. Here is the full read-