Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Screen printing on plain cotton saree

It had been a year that I could not work on screen printing. I have many beautiful designs of screen. Recently  I had designed a screen printing on a saree, which I had shared in the post : Screen printing on saree after years.
Yesterday worked on another saree. This was also a plain cotton saree in purple color, with very beautiful stripe border in Yellow and Maroon. To design on sarees with plain border is quite easy. Any motif can be used  to design the saree. So I used motif of peacock design along the border :

 Here is the closer view of the motif:

To  match the border I printed maroon and yellow paisley motifs.
The pallu has lines of gold zaree, so printed small peacock motifs on that:
I'm planning design many sarees, and next project is designing the blouse for this dakai jamdani saree with Kamal embroidery.

 Soon will share about the same.
Until then,
Love , laugh and live the life to the fullest,
-Ranjana


Saturday, February 28, 2015

Stupas in Mahabodhi temple- Bodhgaya

The Mohabodhi temple in Bodh Gaya, is not only spiritual place for Buddhist , also an evidence of architecture wonder of Mourya dynasty. Its recognized as World Heritage Monuments in India. Stupas play very important role in Buddhism practice. Stupa in Sanskrit means heap. Some of the  major Stupas in India include, Sanchi Stupa, Mabodhi Stupa of Bodhgaya and  Dhamek Stupa of Sarnat. You can read about the details of Stupa here. The stupas are very significant in Buddhism. Its believed building a stupa is considered extremely beneficial in Buddhism.

 Mahabodhi temple
   The main stupa has a beautiful idol of Buddha, and surrounding the main stupa there are many small stupas. If one goes round the main stupa, can find many devotees  engaged in meditation.
Mahabodhi temple

Mahabodhi temple
The different kind of the carvings on the stupas, attracted me the most.All the stupas have dome shaped structure with carved idols of Buddha.
Mahabodhi temple
This one was near the entrance , you can notice Buddha idols of different shapes on the Stupa.
Mahabodhi temple

Mahabodhi temple
 This is the closer view of the carvings. Some had carvings of very small idols of Buddha in many rows:
Mahabodhi temple
This stupa is in front of the Mahabodhi temple, this is small stupa with Buddha idol carved on it.
Mahabodhi temple
There are many such stupas in Mahabodhi temple , each telling story of Buddha and leading his devotees towards peace.

Love , laugh and live the life to the fullest,
-Ranjana
each telling a story about the great Buddha
each telling a story about the great Buddha

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Screen printing on saree after years

Always its fun with screen printing. When I learnt how to do screen printing, I had used it for makeover of sarees. With screen printing and embroidery an ordinary saree looks like a designer saree. As I was busy with jewelry designing last year so could not work with screen printing.
 This is my friend's saree, which she had given to design quite  sometime back. She wanted screen printing on this saree:
This is a simple hand-loom cotton saree in mehandi color, with zari border. The border has small paisley designs, so I selected paisley motifs to print on this.
This design is not the traditional paisley, little modified to give a trendy look. I printed these paisley designs along the border of the saree with dull gold color. First I thought of using bright gold color, dropped the idea, since it would have looked very bright.
All along the border and near the pallu I screen printed these motifs. The pallu is green with gold color lines, so left it as it is:
Hope this is come out good and my friend likes it. Planning to work on another saree with screen printing. I will share about the same in my next post.
Till then,
Love , laugh and live the life to the fullest,
-Ranjana
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