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Notes on Antique Textiles, Folk Art & Timeless Traditions – Jaina Mishra

Living with Art – A Home in rural Rajasthan

On a highway outside Jaisalmer, driving at 80kmph, I spot an artistically decorated walled enclave.

The driver is instructed to stop.

He is first confused about my request to visit the enclave that looks like a home. But after a few hurried explanations – he understands.

He alights from the car and walks to the gate.

He knocks.

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And enters.

 

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It turns out to be the home of an extended family belonging to a particular Bhil tribe.

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A family elder wearing a “Gokhru Saankli” earring

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A life that is bare & free from material entrapments. Yet overflowing with art!

 

jm

April 2014

 

 

2 comments on “Living with Art – A Home in rural Rajasthan

  1. Diane
    April 2, 2014

    Thank you

  2. InnerDialect
    April 4, 2014

    Reblogged this on LYRIX & LIFE and commented:
    Each little time I think I’ve had enough of you my India, there’s a new page : a new little lane back of someplace beyond this eye : a coir cot sunbathed, a man’s earring, a patch of cowdung baked earth, antenna beeping at my very soul – oh how you’ve woven us India. How you so have. We are root and soil blood, one bone. One peninsula shaped poem

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