Temple hanging

This large temple hanging, or kalamkari, illustrates scenes from the Hindu epic The Ramayana, which tells the story of Rama, a legendary king and incarnation of the god Vishnu. Among the many scenes are several red, multi-headed figures wielding swords, and a blue female reclining on a coiled, five-headed snake.


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    Asia: South Asia, India, Western India, Gujarat

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    Asia: South Asia, India, Southeast India, Andhra Pradesh, Masulipatnam

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    Asia: South Asia, India, Northern India, Rajasthan

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If you were to draw or tell your story in the style of this hanging, what would it look like?

responded: Sep 10, 2011

Posted by Sze Ting Niki Yu

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I believe if I were to draw/tell my story in the style of this hanging, it would contain lots of colors. Hopefully it would contain people with big smiles because I like making the people around me happy. I think that the things important to me such as God, my family, and friends would be proportionally bigger because they mean a lot to me in my life. I think my hanging would differ from this one, in the way it is organized because I always feel like my life is a complete mess, so the drawings/figures may be chaotic. I think that you would see a variety of objects, places and people because I like to keep my body busy and keeping it active so it would be represented as well. There would also be a lot of sports activities on the hanging because I enjoy being active and healthy.

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