... and other things (vosh riki doshe)

Aug 14 '11
This is the celebration of Holi, the Festival of Colors, in Kolkata, India. Holi is celebrated to welcome Spring by splashing colourful paint, powder and water. Where people have a strong connection to colour you also find it reflected in their homes.
Inset is a picture of a beautifully decorated clay thatched home in Kolkata. It’s a wonderful and delicate example of Alexander’s pattern language No.249, ‘Ornament’ [http://naturalhomes.org/fb r.pattern].
The colours used in many parts of India are unsafe but natural colours are available for the festival:http://www.e-coexist.com/p roducts/holi/ingredients-o f-natural-holi-colours and you can use the same ingredients to colour clay.

This is the celebration of Holi, the Festival of Colors, in Kolkata, India. Holi is celebrated to welcome Spring by splashing colourful paint, powder and water. Where people have a strong connection to colour you also find it reflected in their homes.

Inset is a picture of a beautifully decorated clay thatched home in Kolkata. It’s a wonderful and delicate example of Alexander’s pattern language No.249, ‘Ornament’ [http://naturalhomes.org/fb r.pattern].

The colours used in many parts of India are unsafe but natural colours are available for the festival:http://www.e-coexist.com/p roducts/holi/ingredients-o f-natural-holi-colours and you can use the same ingredients to colour clay.

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