Indian Art & Culture
This series takes an in-depth look at both the decorative and functional art and design of a given culture. The engaging text explains how the art ties in to the culture, what it means, why it was created, and what it's used for or represents. Fine art, architecture, music and theater, cookware, clothing and textiles and other topics are all discussed. Feature boxes highlight fascinating bits of information on a specific topic, such as African embroidery.
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18th century 5th century c.e. ancient animals Applique Arabs architecture Aryans Asoka b.ce began Bengal School British bronze Buddha Buddhist buildings built Chola kingdom cities Classical Indian clay cloth makers covered craftspeople created decorated delicate designs dome dramatic elaborate embroidered enamel fabric famous figures films fired gods and goddesses gold Gujarat Gupta Empire Hindu Hindu temples Hindustani holy houses Indian art Indian artists Indian subcontinent Indian village Indus Valley influenced inlaid Jainism Jains jewelry Kashmir Kashmir shawls Kathakali Kathakali dancers known legends live M. F. Husain Mahabharata Mahal Mamallapuram Mauryan Empire metalwork minaret Mohenjo-daro mold mosques Mughal Empire Mughal miniatures Museum of Art Muslims northern India Odissi Orissa plays pots potters produced Rajasthan Ramayana religion religious sculpture shrines silver Skilled southern statues of gods story strings stupas style Sultans of Delhi Tanjore painting temples at Ellora terra-cotta tower traditional Varanasi walls wear Western women wood wooden