Sunday, May 1, 2011

Friday-Free Patterns

Sorry folks I am again late in posting my free pattern. I am not keeping good health and it is quite hot here. So it is really difficult with the frequent and prolonged power cuts to attempt any thing at all. For the past three days, I have been trying to upload my pattern and because of power cuts, I had to try again and again and I finally gave up.

Today power just returned so hopefully I am keeping my fingers crossed that I can at least post today. Any way here it is:

It is dancing women once again. Folk/tribal motifs. 

Singing and dancing during celebrations is quite a common feature with various tribes and rural folk. These people work very hard and are very simple at heart. They lead simple lives too away from all the hustle and bustle. Their day starts early with the sun rise and ends with the sun set. During the day they work hard practising their traditional occupations of agriculture, cattle rearing, basket weaving, pot making or something like that. 

They sell their produce in the local markets on the market days. With what little they earn they buy those things which they cannot produce themselves. 

At the end of day, they eat what little they have and enjoy a drink or two. In olden days the only entertainment they had was singing and dancing in groups. Now perhaps some may have TV sets. Still singing and dancing are a must in celebrations-whether it is a marriage or a birth or festivals.

So their art-usually on the walls of their mud huts reflect their daily chores or  dancing etc. These motifs are from Bengal, painted on a sari I bought. Very simple but reflecting the folk art and culture.

Hope you like them....

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