Sunday, July 12, 2009

Indian Designs

Indian Designs n - moon

Indian Designs m - sun

Indian Designs a - bird with 2 heads

Indian Designs - Peacock

Indian Designs i - stream of water symbolism

Indian Designs b - stylised tiger
{reminds me of something}

Indian Designs j - talisman

Indian Designs k - (symbolic) leaf with a pattern

Indian Designs p - bundle of sweets symbol with pair of rabbits

Indian Designs q - scissors symbolic design with pair of stylised or imaginary animals

Indian Designs l - symbol called Tray with Designs

Indian Designs c - elephant made out of line drawn symbol

Indian Designs d - horse made from line drawing symbol - clipart

Indian Designs g - talisman - clip art

Indian Designs h - Lotus (symbol)

Indian Designs t - knot of a single cobra: line drawing design - clipart symbol

The images above come from small clipart book I've got called 'Native Designs from India' © Maarten Hesselt van Dinter, 2007. [More in the set] It appears to be one of a series of indigenous art symbol books by van Dinter for HvD Publishing.

From the introduction:
"The beautiful designs in this book are mostly geometric depictions of animals, flowers, objects and deities and are embroidered in cloths, painted on walls and ceramics, drawn on floors as talismans and even used as henna and tattoo designs. They reflect the vitality of the Indian people, their culture and their beliefs."

Update: See - Kolam {images}/ Rangoli {images} [sandpainting]
Also: Data is Nature / Flickr: kolam / rangoli.

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