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Leaves and Weaves: The Trajectory of the Nagarathar Basket

Kala Shreen A basket is a mundane item that I use to carry things when I go grocery shopping or for a picnic or take my lunch to work.  Is it?  How does something as common as a basket become … Continue reading

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Lines and Dots: Designs of Tamilnadu

Kala Shreen What does the drawing of lines and dots (called kolam) mean to its creator?  Does it have a sacred value or is it decorative art?  What are some of its changing modes and contexts of production?

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Law Poles

Øivind Fuglerud ‘Law Poles’, or thuuth thaa’-munth in the Wik Aboriginal language of north Australia, is an art work by Ron Yunkaporta. In the form seen on this picture it was exhibited as part of the exhibition Border Zones at … Continue reading

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