February 6, 2011

Bastar


My shadow shot for this week is from my archives.

It was late evening. The lighting was dim and I shot these pictures in a hurry on my way out after enjoying a good cup of coffee at the Clarke’s Hotel, Khajuraho.

Every region of India has its unique style of creative expression. Madhya Pradesh and its tribal art is famous, whether art that is directly created on the wall or metal art hung on the walls.

Here is an example of Bastar metal wall-hanging:


This wall hanging is made up of metal objects and has an antique look to it. I like the shadows these little animals have cast on the wall. What do you think?

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Thanks to HeyHarriet for hosting
Shadow Shot Sunday

30 comments:

fairchildstreet said...

Great shot. Charmaine

frayedattheedge said...

I love these metal pieces of art .... and their shadows!

Margaret said...

Quite mesmerising - it's as though my eyes are blurred.

Cassie said...

Oh I love the fine shadows cast by the various animals. This metal art work is a double prize. Happy SSS to you!

magiceye said...

beautifully captured!

BLOGitse said...

I wonder how long it took to make this piece of art, beautiful!
Have a good week ahead!

GVK said...

Your reference to Khajuraho and Bastar (the region) took me back in time, to mid-1980s, when I was Times of India correspondent based in Bhopal.

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

VERY interesting subject, and clean, crisp and clear shadows!!

A Seagull Shadow

I enjoyed my visit and viewing your entry for today's meme...do stop by if you have time, I'd love your company.

Woody said...

I find it to be fascinating!

p3chandan said...

Very unique piece of art, never seen Bastar before. Jesline Im awarding you the Stylish Blogger Award, come and get it from my blog.

Vernz said...

Hi there.. first. thank you for dropping by my blog...

second your header.. Awesome! I want my ashes to be flown right there...

Third your shadow shot is like a 3d figure.. love those wall art..

fourth.. hope to see you again..

Dianne said...

I love the shadows they cast
and the soft light is lovely

Dimple said...

Interesting art! In the second shot, the animals seem to be playing!

Gattina said...

That looks absolutely great !!

Ebie said...

Beautiful shadows captured on this exquisite metal art work. Perfect lighting!

Marvin said...

Beautiful artwork and great shadows that give depth to the figures.

Serendipity said...

Great shadow shot :-)

Lisa's RetroStyle said...

Neat!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

With the shadows, those figures are doubly intricate!

SILLY SHADOW DITTY

Shadows may or may not be
Patterns of urbanity.
If a shadow threatens you,
Here, my dear, is what to do:
Grab the shadow by the throat,
Toss it to a billy goat,
So the goat can chomp and chew,
Keeping it away from you!


© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Sinister, Shadowy Spyhole

Miss Becky said...

I think the art is beautiful, and it makes for some whimsical shadows that are awesome! happy SSS!
(I too love your header photo!)

chitra said...

Beautiful!!!seeing this art for the first time

Becky Chalet said...

What a catching header photo! Your second photo is an art in itself..Happy New year.

Hey Harriet said...

Love the artwork! Had I been looking at it without realising that shadows were part of the image I'd be a little worried about my eyesight! Some serious double vision happening here! Great capture!

Have a great week :)

Mridula said...

That is so unique!

Y. Ikeda said...

Fantastic metal artworks and it was a good find. Are they horses?
Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day.
Yoshi

Claire Chadwick @ Scissors Paper Rock said...

Little animal shadows!! Very cool!!

Kay L. Davies said...

Wonderful!
-- K

shooting star said...

i love bastar metal work!!!
will get some to decorate my home soon!!!

Nisha said...

yeah, I have seen this photo earlier too. They certainly are intriguing. Not been there so let me cherish these. :)

Trotter said...

Fantastic!!