Lay at the cross roads of the Silk routes to China, Persia, India and the Tarim basin. Through the merging and inspiration of the different art forms brought by its various neighboring nations and visitors this monastry established a unique artistic style.
The finished appearence was dependent on the length of time the batik was submerged in the dye bath. A wide range of colours could be achieved by artists by mixing the traditional colours, green could be made by combining blue and yellow; purple could be created by mixing blue and red etc.
Blue, mixing the leaves of an indigo plant with molasses and lime and then left to develop for about 8 hours.
A mandala can represent both the mind and the body. At the centre of each mandala is a dot, this represents the beginning of life ( a sperm or a seed).
From the central dot, a line is drawn. Various Other lines are then added in until they become intertwined, achieving patterns of a triangular geometric nature. A circle is drawn engulfing the lines coming from the dot. The outer square ...
Buddhism inherited from Hinduism. The earliest Buddhist mandalas can be dated to date to around 300-400 BCE
Tibbetern buddhists are particularly nutorious for their mandalas.
Noble women and princesses. However their imput would not have gone further than the first application of wax. The process of dyeing and applying further layers of wax was a messy one and would therefore have been carried out by court artists who were overseen by the princesses/ noble women.
Egypt and middle east 1.500 yrs ago also in turkey, india china west africaa from ancient times cloth with dye resistant patterns on it.
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