Painted Wooden Elephant

The puppets astride this black and red elephant are usually made out of either cloth stuffings or a combination of hay and paper as an obvious choice of material that can soak in colours.



Clay toys from Bengals

Clay toys form a veritable part of the crafts of India These are almost always found to feature the brightest of colours with the patterns on their bodies in contrasting colours, perhaps in an effort to match childrens' imagination.


Embroidered leather 'jooties' from Rajesthan.

These are known as 'Jooties '- a kind of footwear from Rajasthan in Northwestern India adjoining Pakistan, which is the land of our deserts These are made out of camel leather and provides excellent relief for colour play.

Colour in Arts
Colours in Textiles
Performing arts