In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Intricate.”
A highlight of most Indian handicrafts and art forms is the high degree of intricacy involved. Here are some exceptional pieces of art that I captured at an edition of the Dastkar Handicraft Fair, one of the most popular handicraft fairs in India:
The Phad paintings are a Rajasthani art form. They stand out for their intricacy and use of myriad colours.
This one is an applique and mirror work parasol. This kind of applique work is an art-form of Orissa:
The epic Ramayana re-told with exquisite applique work:
A carpet adorned with a large sun-motif done in Madhubani style:
A painting of the deities of the Jagannath Temple at Puri, Orissa :
Art on bottles: