Re: India, too, I've been noticing...


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Posted by Catherine Cartwright Jones on July 11, 2002 at 02:13:05:

In reply to: India, too, I've been noticing... posted by Anne Beltestad on July 11, 2002 at 01:54:48:

: seems to be influenced (via the Persians?) by the miniatures, styles
: of rendering people, and a lot of decoration, not only henna...

Well, yes, with the Mughal invasions, the art and aesthetics of henna
in India was hugely influenced by Persia. YOU can see via miniatures
and other pictorial the specific period of changeover and blending of
Persian and Indian architecture, henna, ............ everything. Henna
was in India before the Islamic conquest and assimilation, but it was
totally different, and what we see now as Indian Henna is a product of
that cultural transfusion of Persia into India.

 


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