Tuesday, February 2, 2010


Triangular and zig zag patterns are an essential feature of all tribal art, to be seen in the designs on artifacts like baskets, or vessels.

We also find these patterns in woven materials, where the structure of vertical and horizontal strands in the warp and woof of threads, are used to create diagonal forms. It is interesting to find that it is these patterns that constitute the visual language that we find in the way bands or borders of the rock art, surround and frame important iconic images of human figures, who are also constructed out of intersecting and criss crossing lines, that echo the fissures that we find in the very fabric of the rock surface.

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