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About Mandana

Did you know about the Meena women’s artisan tradition of intricate and imaginative exterior and interior paintings of their homes, Aravalli Hills of India? I did not either, and I am astounded by the beauty and detail of these moments of beauty…In 2009, Tara books published a monograph on the tradition aptly titled Nurturing Walls. The technique is taught by mothers to their daughters, and often reflects the living world, particularly in the depiction of baby animals and their mothers. Graceful, intricate, and at times, lyrical, the white pictures are a sort of public art, and testament to the role of craft as an expression of feminine creativity and voice. Thank you to Gita Wolf, and Indianbydesign for leading me to this inspiring tradition…










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