publication . Article . 2016

A contemporary form of Jain religious art: the velvet hangings (chor)

  • Published: 31 May 2016
  • Publisher: HAL CCSD
  • Country: France
International audience; This paper is an exploration of a specific form of modern religious art among Shvetamabara Murtipujak Jains, namely hangings on velvet making use of the technique of golden and silver thread embroidery supplemented with sequins and billions and provided with an embroidered inscription (in Hindi or Gujarati) at the basis giving information about date, religious instigators and sponsors. This is the first systematic study of these objects, of their designations, contexts, usages and themes.
free text keywords: Jainism, religious art, velvet hangings, inscription, fast, Jain monks, Shvetambara Jainism, [SHS.RELIG]Humanities and Social Sciences/Religions, [SHS.LITT]Humanities and Social Sciences/Literature, [SHS.HIST]Humanities and Social Sciences/History
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