India Song: Royal Procession

Illustration and Surface Design

Designing with Museum Archives was a project associated with the Tasveer Gallery and Museum of Art and Photography (MAP) in Bangalore, India. The task was to take inspiration from a piece of art from the gallery's archives and make a product or artefact that could be sold in the museum store.

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My work was based on a series of photographs named “India Song" by Karen Knorr, a photographer born in Frankfurt, Germany.

The three things that stood out for me the most from Knorr’s photographs were the bright colours, the intricate detailing of the palaces and the use of animals in unlikely spaces. For my final product, I designed tableware with the animals of India, incorporating the intricate patterns and motifs used on the palace walls in to the illustrations. These were then coloured in using the bright colours of the forts and palaces. These illustrations were digitally printed on to fabric and embellished with machine embroidery. 

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Product: Coasters

Material: Aluminium and Acrylic
Pieces: Six
Size: 4 “x 4”

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Material: Crepe Cotton for body and Cotton for borders
Big Runner Size: 15” x 73”
Small Runner Size: 14” x 56”

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Material: Crepe Cotton for body and Cotton for borders
Mat Size: 13” x 19"

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Illustrations