For any Indian , the bird is synonymous with Lord Krishna proudly displaying a feather in his hair, playing the mellifluous flute. Mughal paintings, Rajasthani miniature paintings , Gond paintings, Kalamkari , or madhubani , all have different forms of Peacock as a motif form. The Indian Textiles are also not far in using this Natures gift as a source of inspiration !
Printed , Painted and woven Textiles from India.
A prize possession , this vegetable dye ,block printed kalamkari vintage saree from Masulipatnam (ANDHRA PRADESH ) is printed using Manjisht or the Indian madder which gives it the typical pomegranate red. The 8' gold border adds a beautiful highlight to the print.
Whew ! Isnt that a lot of motifs ? Guess the WOVEN WONDERS will have to wait till my next post !