Kamat's Potpourri

Pictorial Navigation

 
Kamat's PotpourriNew Contents
About the Kamats
Feedback
History of India
Women of India
Faces of India
Indian Mythologies
geographica indicaArts of India
Indian Music
Indian Culture
Indian Paintings
Dig Deep Browse by Tags
Site Map
Historical Timeline
Master Index
Research House of Pictures
Stamps of India
Picture Archive
Natives of India
Temples of India
Kamat Network
Blog Portal

The Human Body as a Medium of Art

Go To: Articles & Table of Contents
Keywords: art, temporary, ephemeral, henna, body art



Ash Covered Face of a Fortune Teller
A Devotee of Lord Shiva
Traditional Indian Woman
"Sumangali" -- Portrait of a Traditional Indian Woman
A vermilion mark on the forehead is considered to bring good luck.

Painted Face of a Devotee
Pictures of the mysterious Yellamma cult
Roadside Tattoo Artist
Man Gets a Tattoo by Roadside
The Village of Chandanpur, 1976

Tattoos of a Tribal Woman
The Kajuraho Folk Festival, 1977

Fashionable Daughter of the Jungle
Notice the tattoos, pierced jewelry, and other decorations of this tribal woman photographed in the forests of Central India, 1977

The Henna Art of the Feet of a Bride
Weddings in India

Declaring Religious Allegiance
A Shaiva devotee with sacred ash on forehead

The Painted Hands of a Bride
Distinctive Head Markings
Horizontal and Vertical Markings
The distinctive head markings (namas) identify the sects of Hinduism. Shaivites paint bands across their foreheads (left). Vaishnavites, adherents of Vishnu, wear three vertical lines (right).

 

Kamat's Potpourri The Human Body as a Medium of Art

Guestbook Web Log Recommend this page to a friend

© 1995-2015 Kamat's Potpourri All Rights Reserved. Do not reproduce without prior permission. Some disclaimers apply

Merchandise and Link Suggestions

Top of Page