Subtly in Craftsmanship

Who would think to bedazzle the bucket on a backhoe or make a fence from saris?  There’s an interesting article over at Design Observer about the simple embellishments of objects amongst India’s poorer cast.  For the Indians, the act of embellishment is a way of staking claim and personalizing the objects that make up their everyday experiences.  There are also examples of innovative adaptive re-uses, such as a fence made from old saris or the jugaads, vehicles pieced together from old parts.

check out the article to learn more.

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