[Detail of Indian Zag in Lake. Photo my own.]
Lately, I've been studying Suzanne Rheinstein's print Indian Zag.
[Image via Hollyhock Home Collection.]
[Another detail of Indian Zag in Honey. Photo my own.]
But I think it's even more interesting up close. The smaller, wave-like zig-zags, the droplets, and the layer cake of patterns make me flash back to an old Indian bracelet I saw at the Carlos in the summer of 2010. When Gold Blossoms: Indian Jewelry from the Susan L. Beningson Collection was on view in Atlanta then.
[Gold bracelet; Tamil Nadu; 19th century. From the Michael C. Carlos Museum exhibition catalog When Gold Blossoms: Indian Jewelry from the Susan L. Beningson Collection.]
The beautiful exhibition of fine, mostly South Indian pieces from the 17th through 19th centuries has been traveling for many years now. Readers in Asia will be happy about the next stop: Hong Kong. More than 150 exquisitely crafted objects will be at the Asia Society Hong Kong Center September 26, 2012 through January 6, 2013. Read about the past Atlanta visit here.