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Belly Dancer's Costume - Banjara Peoples of India
Belly Dancer's Costume - Banjara Peoples of India A) Choli (top) - Sleeved, backless top. Deep V-neckline. Short sleeves. Patchwork, using various types, colors, and patterns of fabric. Panels at sides, bottom, and upper breasts/lower front shoulders of rows of various sized mirrors framed in different color stitching. Ties in back. Lined in various fabrics. B) Ghaghra (skirt) - Ankle-length skirt made of horizontal bands of various fabrics. From top: Green waistband; Yellow band with red stitched "X" forms; Wide band of three rows of small circular mirrors framed in various colors of cloth, the bands divided by a blue and an orange stripe of cloth with stitched "X" forms; Thin green band with red stitches; Very thin white strip; Pink stripe with center band of yellow/green running across it; Narrow band of various-colored fabric in slightly wavy profile; Black band with center band of various color stitching; White crenelated band; purple band; Wide green section with center wide red stripe with yellow borders; Wide hem with various embroidered bands and stitching. Lined in red fabric with light yellow printed paisley design. Slit at side, tie at waistband. C) Necklace. Yarn/cord necklace. Ball/loop closure at back. Back part of necklace covered with tightly wound spiral of tiny red/purple beads. Necklace has 7 pendants of graduated sizes composed of silver-colored coins with attached loops and with attached hanging loops from which are suspended small silver spheres. Between each coin pendant is a tubular silver spacer bead. Coins are from India, of several denominations, one dated 1984, one dated 1985, others with dates obscured. No maker's marks or hallmarks visible. Measurements: 21 3/4" long D) Necklace. Long, narrow corded/twined black necklace with central openwork beaded "zig-zag" line of tiny beads in groups of red, yellow, green, red, blue, green, and orange, with ...
Ajanta Cave 10, Votive Stupa in Chaitya Hall
The stupa inside the cave is shown in this view. The stupa is a large religious structure housed under the domed interior of the prayer hall.
Prayer Hall
The view moves from the exterior to the interior of the granite prayer hall. The entrance is topped with an arched panel above the lintel and a stupa can be seen through the opening which includes carved figures flanking the doorway.
Prayer Hall, relief sculpture
The relief sculpture detail in the foyer of the prayer hall is seen in this view. The figures are a standing man and a standing woman. The man's right hand is on the shoulder of the woman.
Prayer Hall
This view shows the richly carved surface of the foyer walls.
Prayer Hall
The view shows the foyer and a general lateral view with arch, beam and wall decorations including carved colossal elephants.
Prayer Hall
The view rakes upward to show the carved details of the wall surface and the architectural detail.
Prayer Hall, sculptures
The interior of the prayer hall includes relief carvings and decorations with a sculpture of an elephant reaching out into the space in the round. In the far corner is a standing couple.
Belly Dancer's Costume - Banjara Peoples of India
Bustier of a belly dancer's costume from the Banjara peoples of India. The bra-top of black cotton is embellished at front with silver coins and trimmed in multicolored cross stitch embroidery, mirror work, and Kangura patchwork appliqué. Plain black straps extend over shoulders and around back to tie.
Badami Caves and Surroundings
Outer view of Hindu cave temple. The raised layered platform leads to the temple entrance with its four pillars. Some tourists are visible in this scene.
Badami Caves and Surroundings
This view of the temple shows the raised layered platform of stairs leading to the entrance.
Rajarajeshvara Temple Complex
1 carved complex : granite ; 30.2 m. sq.
Rajarajeshvara Temple Complex
The engaged columns of Rajarajeshvara temple depict various aspects of Shiva. Many human figures rest in carved windows. Several mythological animals decorate the pillars.
Rajarajeshvara Temple Complex
This second, inner gateway's bottom left edge is shown in close detail. Figures and animals are carved in both low and high relief. The surface is richly patterned.
Rajarajeshvara Temple Complex
1 carved complex : granite ; 30.2 m. sq.
Rajarajeshvara Temple Complex
A stone carved wall depicting various aspects of Shiva. There are many human figures that can be seen resting in carved windows. Several mythological animals can be seen resting on top of the windows. Human figures have various stance and movements.
Pattadakal Temple Complex
This view shows the monolithic bull in profile.
Pattadakal Temple Complex
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Pattadakal Temple Complex
This view shows the Jambulinga and Galaganatha temples. The view is east, northeast.
Lakshmana Temple Complex
The front view of the temple is shown in its entirety including the stairs and platform. To the left another temple is shown.
Durga Temple
1 carved complex : sandstone
Lakshmana Temple Complex
This detail view shows a sculpture in the form of a lion with a man much smaller in proportion on the grounds of the Lakshmana Temple dedicated to lord Vishnu. Some portion of the facade of the temple is visible as well as another temple in the upper right corner of this view.
Pattadakal Temple Complex
1 carved complex : sandstone
Lakshmana Temple Complex
The view is southwesterly with another temple visible at the left hand side in this view.
Pattadakal Temple Complex
This close detail view shows the Virupaksha Temple's Bull Pavilion with its relief of a gatekeeper.
Pattadakal Temple Complex
This close detail shows the Mallikarjuna Temple's central facade with its tower.
Kandariya Mahadeva Temple
This view of the Shiva temple shows the many high-relief figures encircling the columns.
Kandariya Mahadeva Temple
1 carved complex : sandstone
Kandariya Mahadeva Temple
This detail view of this Shiva temple includes ascending clusters of towers. The surfaces are covered with intricate patterns carved into the sandstone with each tower topped with a finial.
Kandariya Mahadeva Temple
This view shows the close detail of the south facade which includes carved in high relief erotic couples and their attendants.
Lakshmana Temple Complex
This view shows the south side of the temple and its carved figures including celestial beauties applying vermilion to the part in the hair. Vishnu, singing nymphs and an erotic couple are portrayed.
Lakshmana Temple Complex
This view shows a very close detail of the northeastern subsidiary shrine. Brahma can be seen at the left of this view and Vishnu at the right.
Lakshmana Temple Complex
This view of the subsidiary shrine is shown in very close detail. This wall section consists of many friezes and molded plinths. Many figures carved in high relief and low relief patterns decorate the surface.
Lakshmana Temple Complex
This very close detail of celestial beauty applying henna to her feet and an attendant are shown in this view. They are carved in high relief.
Lakshmana Temple Complex
The Lakshmana Temple's subsidiary shrine is seen here, in detail, from the east.
Lakshmana Temple Complex
This close detail of the temple shows a seated male figure on the far right reaching out in gesture of teaching or guidance to a line of figures in front of him.
Lakshmana Temple Complex
Lavish and rich carved detail of the south facade interior corner is shown in this view. Both humans and animals, particularly elephants are depicted in high relief.
Lakshmana Temple Complex
This very close detail of the temple's south facade shows elephants lined up closely and ridden by people.
Lakshmana Temple Complex
Dancing nymph & snake goddess are depicted in this view. This view is of the south facade and depicts a nymph and a snake goddess. Smaller groups of figures are placed above these.
Lakshmana Temple Complex
This west, southwest view of the main temple shows the upper portion.
Vitthala Temple Complex
A partial view of the temple complex is shown.
Ajanta, Cave 17 Painted Wall
The scene painted on the wall of the cave consists of many male and female figures. In the foreground, a couple are engaged in an enclosed shrine.
Badami: Cave 4
This close detail view of a pillar shows Bahubali, a Jain saint.
Badami: Cave 3
Entrance to cave 3 is shown in this view with its pillars. The massive amount of natural rock is also visible in this view. In the far lower right hand corner of this view can be seen a bit of an underground staircase.
Badami: Cave 3
Entrance to Cave 3 is shown in this view with its six pillars. One figure is also in this view.
Badami: Cave 2
This view shows a dado panel of six dwarves carved in low relief into the wall.
Badami: Cave 4
This close detail view shows two pillars and the carved figural element depicting Bahubali.
Badami: Cave 4
This close detail view shows a relief carving of Mahavira.
Badami: Cave 4
In this view a relief carving of Suparshvanatha with his symbol, the cobra, is shown.
Ajanta Cave 2
This view shows the carved figurative decoration on the lintel frieze of figures both seated and standing.