Sunday, May 23, 2010

Mosaic Monday - beauty of Rajasthan

For today's mosaic - hosted by Mary - I am going to use photos that are not my own! My dear friend Param, an excellent photographer, artist and architect, has let me use his photos!

Rajasthan is a desert state in northern India.....once known as the 'Land of the Kings', the state still retains the glory and richness of those times with its marvelous monuments, colourful traditions and customs. It covers most of the area of the Great Indian desert (Thar Desert) with one edge paralleling the Sutlej - Indus river valley along with its border with Pakistan. The cities of Jaipur, Udaipur, Sanganer and Jodhpur are tourist meccas in Rajasthan, known for their fabulous block printed textiles, handmade paper, blue pottery, silver jewelry, old palaces, forts and fortresses. Music and dance thrive in these cities...here is a mosaic of a dancing girl and 2 forts in the city of Udaipur.

To read my artist profile on Param, go here!

5 comments:

Danish said...

You did a gre8 art work job.

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32˙North said...

Hi Kamini,

Fascinating architecture! Thanks for sharing.

Amanda

Carol at Serendipity said...

Just beautiful artwork and gorgeous mosaics. Your blog is striking.

Carol

Kamini said...

Thank you all. Claudia, I will definitely look into the website you recommended. Again, thanks, really appreciate the nice comments. Makes me want to blog even more.... :-)