Weekly Photo Challenge: “Intricate”

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. IMG_2989

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:


An exquisite elephant mask:IMG_3037

Jungle on a bottle:IMG_3041