Sunday Post: Design

All over India women paint the threshold of their homes with traditional decorative patterns. We were fasciated by the beauty of the designs we saw in the Thar desert, halfway between Jaisalmer and Bikaner. The desert people lived simply in round huts made from natural materials, yet they were radiantly happy hospitable families. Here the art of the local women is displayed on the courtyard and around the walls of the grain store and dwelling.

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You can learn more about this kind of folk art from: http://www.tarabooks.com/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/and
http://www.rangolidesign.net/

This post is part of Jakesprinters Sunday Post photo challenge …you can join in too … check it out at http://jakesprinters.wordpress.com/2012/03/10/sunday-post-design/

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7 thoughts on “Sunday Post: Design

  1. I have always loved Rajasthan… their culture, their values and the amount of color they use in their life (not just physically but also [metaphorically] in their interactions). And who can forget the awesome food! 🙂

  2. Nice entry. Design is certainly richer when it is MADE by the people who use it, rather than BOUGHT by the people who use it.

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