Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Jugaad- Everyday Art

I came across this wonderful essay on Indian Artisanship, thanks to fellow blogger Anjali Ramachandran who runs a blog on 'media-related stuff'.

Jugaad is a term that is used to define- making do with what is at hand. This defines most of everyday Indian art from street signs, hand painted walls, sari designs to painted cooking utensils and painted huts.

Design is a part of everyday Indian life...
 Image credit: Ken Botnick
Personalized bicycle seat covers to make one's cycle identifiable in a sea of similar looking cycles- This reminds me of my grandfather, stenciling his initials on our ambassador to make it identifiable in a sea of green ambassadors that once roamed Indian streets.


 Fence made of old saris sewn together. And what a colourful fence it makes!
Image credit: Ken Botnick


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Painted stoves



Painted Entrance ways
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And of course painted trucks!


Keep reading for posts on painted rickshaws (I covered trucks before, how could I forget the other ubiquitous mode of Indian transport!), painted mud huts, street art and more!

11 comments:

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

Lovely post!!...

Sharon Colaco D'Souza said...

Lovely post! I love the painted stoves - so charming!

Anjali Ramachandran said...

Ooh thanks for the mention :)

Sound Horn Please said...

Thanks all! :)

Deepali Kalia Interior Design Blog Filling Spaces said...

Oh how fun is this post!
and thanks for your sweet comment,
Love your blog title:)

GB said...

This is so sweet! We definitely absorb design without even knowing it, especially those of us hailing from the indian subcontinent!! :)

PreeOccupied said...

That painted hit is so beautiful...I could spend my life there!

Sound Horn Please said...

@Pree- Thanks for dropping by and I hope you do so often :)

My Pink Door said...

This is what I love so much about India - the decoration and design used in every day life! - so inspiring. Love your blog...

Sound Horn Please said...

@ My Pink door- Thanks for dropping by and I hope you do it often :)

Lakshmi -Celebrations said...

lovely post