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May 22nd – Crafts Museum and Hauz Khas

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Samples of money design, business card, and truck trunk.

 

This money sample is of 100 rupees which is equal to $1.75.

 

The Rajdhani business card design mimics the strokes of a calligraphy pen. When I look at this design I wonder who designed it and where they may have studied because it seems western in a way.

 

“Horn Please” is a common thing to see painted on the back of a truck. Honking can mean a lot of different things in India. Usually people honk if they want to pass or are about to pass, but sometimes, in the mountains or on narrow streets, people will honk to warn upcoming vehicles and pedestrians that they are coming.

 

 

 

Decorative teapot, wooden shutter, and peacock textile design.
Decorative teapot, wooden shutter, and peacock textile design.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kalamkari design, textile pattern with lettering, and bilingual exit sign.
Kalamkari design, textile pattern with lettering, and bilingual exit sign.

Kalamkari is like a way of telling a story with pictures and script, somewhat like a comic.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Singing Bowl at Haus Khas
Singing Bowl at Haus Khas

Singing bowls are used for meditation in Tibetan Buddhism. I found one at Hauz Khas, but there were many more once we got to Dharamsala. The saying on the inside of the bowl I found here was a mantra about compassion. When you take the wand and drag it around the outer edge of the singing bowl it produces a humming sound that changes with speed and pressure.