In the northwestern Indian state of Rajasthan, houses are often decorated with mandana paintings. This traditional folk art is often painted on the earthen walls, or on ground in front of one’s home, using red sand, ocher, and chalk powder, and the patterns often allude to Hindu gods, offering prayers for rain, a good harvest, good health, and more.
Because more and more homes in Rajasthan are built using human-made materials rather than earth, the mandana tradition has moved to canvases and textiles, such as this 3/4-sleeve rayon travel shirt. Decorated front and back with patterns inspired by mandanasboth the vallhari pradhan tradition of flowers and animals, and the aakriti pradhan geometric traditionit’s a vibrant addition to your travel wardrobe. And the smooth fabric ensures that wrinkles disappear in minutes after unpacking.
Made in India. 100% rayon. Women’s sizes S (4–6), M (8–10), L (12–14), XL (16–18).
Lace-making is a relatively recent addition to the
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