Important Species of Cotton

Earliest evidences of cotton are from Mehrgarh where cotton cultivated 7,000 years ago. During the Indus Valley Civilization, cotton was cultivated abundantly and cotton industry was well developed. Some methods used in the Indus Valley for the spinning and fabrication of the cotton continued to be used in India until modern industrialization came. Cotton Species […]

Mauryan Sculpture

The Maurya period is marked by an impressive progress in the Indian sculpture. Dr. Ananda Coomarswamy differentiates the Mauryan sculptures into Court art and the Popular Art. The Court art includes the pillars and their capitals while the popular art includes the works of sculptors such as the Yakshas and Yakshinis. The Yaksha image from […]

Sculpture in Indus Valley Civilization

The Indus Valley art forms included sculptures, seals, pottery, gold jewellery, terracotta figures etc. Stone Sculpture In stone, the two most discussed male figures are male torso and the bearded priest. Male Torso The Male torso is a red sandstone figure, which has socket holes in the neck and shoulders for the attachment of head […]