they are the todas of the niligiri hills

18 Jan


from Tamil nadu.

images from the book the last wanderers by randhwa.

6 Responses to “they are the todas of the niligiri hills”

  1. megha punater January 18, 2009 at 9:17 pm #

    and they are fabulous 🙂
    i wish i could own one.

  2. Nikheel January 26, 2009 at 7:52 am #

    I always love these red, white, black patterns play…
    very very graphics!!

  3. Anaka Narayanan January 26, 2009 at 7:57 am #

    and they make pretty awesome (and heavy) silver jewellery as well.

  4. indian yarn January 30, 2009 at 4:32 am #

    hi megha – i would like to see them to.

    nikheel -red, white and black never goes wrong.

    anaka – thank you. now i know

    indyeah – thank you for the link – the books on indian textiles are mostly focussed towards the rajasthan, bengal, orissa. there is a lot of gap in the area on wriitng the stories in other parts of the country – pictures are not many either – our story telling tradition is good in many cases but when many weaving arts wear out in sight of the power loom or artificial fibres putting them down in black and white would be good.
    in bombay, i worked with an organization briefly and saw how ” embroidery stories” happen. right from conceptualizing the idea, drawing them, deciding what stitch to do, and what patterns are possible etc etc. and these were done by women, a majority of them who does not know to read or write.

  5. Indyeah January 30, 2009 at 3:31 pm #

    sure you can use the pic…I too, took it courtesy the gandhi museum site….:)

    and really interesting to know that you worked with an organization and saw the embroidery stories unfold!amazing!

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