Wednesday, September 1, 2010
On Inspiration from Indian Kanthas
The subject motifs could be anything from epics and legends, to everyday scenes, text (verse, names, sentences) all usually having a symbolic meaning. The central motif is usually Lotus, with paisleys or trees of life in the four corners; the other motifs may be flora and fauna, kitchen utencils, toiletries, vehicles, etc. Many of the images have significance in other cultures, like the Tree of Life, symbolizing the fecundity of life. I would like to write about it separately, in the next post.
Posted by ifr at 10:02 PM