Friday, December 3, 2010
The Mango pattern
Kabir was a weaver. In that sense he was a person who was interested in patterns. Benares is famous for its fabrics, which are richly ornamented with many designs. One of the famous patterns that we find in India is the mango pattern. This could be understood as the shape of the fruit of the mango tree. This tree is associated with sweetness, and also with love. The Mango tree is auspicious, and is used by Kama, the god of love, to make his arrows with which he pierces the heart of human beings. The mango pattern could also be related to the form of the heart.