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

2.16.2009

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.

5 comments:

Karena said...

Beautiful and intricate designs. Love them!

Zelda said...

ethnic is so vivid

Anna Spiro said...

Beautiful textiles!
xx

Maryam in Marrakesh said...

Courtney,
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 :)