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Textiles, Art History, Gardens, and a Little Mental Traveling with Courtney Barnes 2006-2016


Term of the Day: Lahariya

According to D*Hub (a project of Australia's Powerhouse Museum), lahariya literally means 'wavy', but the term is often used to describe a tie-dyed design in chevron stripes or zig-zags. The images shown above are details of a wrap-resist-dyed Indian turban, early-to-mid 20th-century, from Sri Threads.

Joss Graham will show a collection of lahariya turbans of Rajasthan at the Arts of Pacific Asia Show, March 14-18. Click here to learn more about the patterns and dying process.

Graham's ad is from Selvedge, issue 27.


Karena said...

Beautiful and intricate designs. Love them!

Zelda said...

ethnic is so vivid

Anna Spiro said...

Beautiful textiles!

Maryam in Marrakesh said...

I just wanted you to know that I have 3 vintage lahariya turbans in my textile collection.

I will be returning to India in June for a photography class......and for shopping for my shop!

Style Court said...

Oh good to know Maryam :)