This is the first book to document the beauty of Himachal Pradesh crafts. It captures the beauty of the picturesque people of this land as they continue to express their innate creativity in numerous artefacts.The caste affiliations of Hindu gods is the theme of a pahari folk song: aquot;Rama belonged to the Kshatriya caste (Rakro or Rangher in pahari dialect), ... regard themselves as offspring of Vishvakarman, the divine architect of the universe, whom they propitiate on the festivals of Holi and Diwali. ... Clay lamps are needed not only for illuminating homes on Diwali, but ... An awareness of myths, legends and folklore is instilled in children through these figurines and toys of birds and animals.
|Title||:||Crafts of Himachal Pradesh|
|Publisher||:||University of Washington Press - 1993|