chaklas, the rabari womans forte

24 Dec



Do the colors and  patterns compensate for the dreary, arid surroundings as they pass through their nomadic way of living ?

Each pattern is a story. They are the songs and tears of life .

( these images are from a book — i saved the images  and returned the book to the library noting down the author and the book on my paper where i make notes, now only to be missing ) if anybody recognizes the work of the photographers i will credit them.)

4 Responses to “chaklas, the rabari womans forte”

  1. megha punater December 30, 2008 at 9:52 pm #

    yes indeed, each pattern a story.lovely:)

  2. indian yarn January 14, 2009 at 7:08 am #

    yes megha that is what i think. our erstwhile craftsmen did what they imagined and we liked it and bought them. these days the designer thinks their target audience.
    on another side one has to be a pragmatic, business like, paisa vasool… may be that is why the charm of traditional designs remains classic while seasonal designs remain seasonal and goes out of style when the leaf changes color

  3. Gary April 5, 2009 at 3:16 pm #


  4. Gary April 5, 2009 at 3:17 pm #


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