International Journal of Home Science
2019, VOL. 5 ISSUE 3, PART A
Adaptation of mandala art for development of design suitable for textile articles
Author(s): Nupur Srivastava, Alka Goel and Sonu Rani
India is a land of diverse religions; variant art flourish here, one of them is Mandala art. Mandala is patronized by the Buddhist people. Buddhist art refers to representation of religious images, sculpture, dance, visual mythology and symbols. They use this art mainly for meditation. The meaning of Mandala comes from Sanskrit meaning “circle”. Even though it may be dominated by squares or triangles, a Mandala has a concentric structure. A set of eight auspicious symbols which are known as Astamangala is most popular in Tibetian Buddhism. Information was collected regarding Mandala designs and their adaptation for screen printing. Purposive sampling was done and information was gathered from the Buddhists and lamas of Uttarakhand. Data was collected from both primary and secondary sources. The motifs were adapted for development of center, all over, border and corner designs suitable for screen printing. Forty five motifs were adapted from the nine mandala motifs and were modified by using CAD. The adapted motifs were evaluated, different arrangement were done and finally seven design arrangements were selected and used in combination to print different textile product. These adapted motifs were accepted well among consumers. The developed designs were found suitable for the production of household articles, apparel as well as textile products through screen printing. This study will be helpful in providing a design bank having spiritual and auspicious meaning attached.
How to cite this article:
Nupur Srivastava, Alka Goel, Sonu Rani. Adaptation of mandala art for development of design suitable for textile articles. Int J Home Sci 2019;5(3):01-04.