Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Priyadharshini Karthik: Inspired by Yantra

Meet Priyadharshini Karthik, founder and creative genius behind Mystic, a collection of embroidery and applique work on cushion covers. Daughter of illustrious artist A.V. Ilango, she imbibed art while growing up.

She went onto graduate in fine arts, majoring in textile design. Priya combined her love for art and textiles to create Mystic. She was inspired by Yantra, which evolved from Tantrism. Yantra is represented as an interesting variety of diagrams : forms, tones and colours, graphic patterns and powerful symbols bearing unique personal and universal significance. Some of these mystical designs serve as ground plan for Indian temples.

Her Mystic collection goes much beyond just cushion covers, it is a work of art. Take a dekko!

Her Ardhanari line. Priya's elaboration on her sources of inspiration make an interesting read, do spend some time doing so.

Panchabhutas Line

Dasa Mahavidhyas Line

And my personal favourite, the line inspired by the gorgeous Meenakshi temple in Madurai.


To check out her other unique lines, with equally unique names, Shiva and Shakthi, Six Chakras, Five Elements and Halebidu please visit her Facebook page.

14 comments:

Anpu said...

Wowie!!! what a post...so many designs...colors. Very inspiring!!

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

Stunning is the word! The Meenakshi Temple line is Wow!!
Mystic collection..!:)

Ambika said...

My! A rich collection. And what a unique idea to bring the panchabhutas and dasa mahavidhyas on cushions :) In love with Priyadarshini's work!

MindfulMeanderer said...

wow!!! :) what a find..

Anjali Ramachandran said...

LOVE the Meenakshi temple line!

Veda Murthy said...

beautifully inspired ones!!!!!!!very talented!

love the dasa mahavidhyas!

Shubashree said...

Divya: You know when I was working @ NVA in Madras I took lessons from A.V. Ilango in Kotturpuram. All courtesy Kalyani Aunty from Manasthala.

nishaslifestyle.blogspot.com said...

flattered with her creations...how talented she is!!! all are ethnic and thx 4r sharing with us...

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

Wow, this is very interesting and unusual!

Sudha said...

quite a find....need to know how u dig out such talented artists :)

afleetingglimpse said...

Very unique! So vibrant and rich and completely new way of looking at our classics. Thanks for introducing such a talented artist :)

Kamini said...

Wow really spectacular stuff! My fav is the Panchabhutas line. Stunning colors and combinations!

Geetha said...

Wonderful work! Thanks for sharing. Heading off to her page & definitely going to have some in my home!:-)

Neha@ All things beautiful said...

Lovely, lovely cushions! I really like the Panchbhuta and the Ardhanari line...