This book is the first to describe in detail a community of potters working for the Jagannatha Temple in Puri.
Author: Louise Allison Cort
Publisher: Mapin Publishing Pvt
Book & DVD. This book is the first to describe in detail a community of potters working for the Jagannatha Temple in Puri, and to explore how the role of temple servant affects the potters' understanding of their work and of themselves. As a pilgrimage centre of national importance, supported by the patronage of successive regional dynasties and by fervent popular belief, the Jagannatha Temple requires earthenware in great quantities for the creation and distribution of the sacred food that is an integral feature of daily ritual and pilgrimage. This study observes the potters' technical prowess, sustained by devotion, but also examines the tensions within their relationships to more powerful temple servants and authorities. The accompanying DVD shows the artisans at work -- demonstrating their techniques, skills and products -- thereby adding value to the text.
Cort , L.A. ' Temple potters of Puri ' , RES 7/8 Spring / Autumn 1984 ( Cambridge , U.S.A. ) , pp . 33 – 43 . Das , A. Nabakalebara , Cuttack 1969 Das , J.P. Puri Paintings . The Chitrakara and his Work , New Delhi 1982 Das Gupta ...
Author: O. M. Starza
An account of the architecture, sculpture, paintings and associated festivals of the great Vaisn ava shrine of Jagannatha at Puri in Orissa, on the east coast of India, together with a new analysis of the origin of the icons of the Triad.
Although from outside the Vijayanagara empire , N.K. Behura ( 1965 ) has provided valuable information on the temple potters of Puri ( Orissa ) that is relevant to this discussion . Kumbharpara ( “ potter's village ) was founded in the ...
Author: Carla M. Sinopoli
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Category: Social Science
The study of specialized craft production has a long tradition in archaeological research. Through analyses of material remains and the contexts of their production and use, archaeologists can examine the organization of craft production and the economic and political status of craft producers. This study combines archaeological and historical evidence from the author's twenty years of fieldwork at the imperial capital of Vijayanagara to explore the role and significance of craft production in the city's political economy of the fourteenth to the seventeenth century. By examining a diverse range of crafts from poetry to pottery, Sinopoli evaluates models of craft production and expands upon theoretical and historical understandings of empires in general and Vijayanagara in particular. It is the most broad-ranging study of craft production in South Asia, or in any other early state empire.
(Figure 6.45) Fortunately for me, diagonally across the road are wonderful woven baskets for everyday use and traditional geometric–yantra invitations drawn daily at the threshold.17 Puri Temple and Puri Potters (Figure 6.46) Arriving ...
Author: Elizabeth Brodersen
Jungian Perspectives on Rebirth and Renewal brings together an international selection of contributors on the themes of rebirth and renewal. With their emphasis on evolutionary ancestral memories, creation myths and dreams, the chapters in this collection explore the indigenous and primordial bases of these concepts. Presented in eight parts, the book elucidates the importance of indirect, associative, mythological thinking within Jungian psychology and the efficacy of working with images as symbols to access unconscious creative processes. Part I begins with a comparative study of the significance of the phoenix as symbol, including its image as Jung’s family crest. Part II focuses on Native American indigenous beliefs about the transformative power of nature. Part III examines synchronistic symbols as liminal place/space, where the relationship between the psyche and place enables a co-evolution of the psyche of the land. Part IV presents Jung’s travels in India and the spiritual influence of Indian indigenous beliefs had on his work. Part V expands on the rebirth of the feminine as a dynamic, independent force. Part VI analyses ancestral memories evoked by the phoenix image, exploring archetypal narratives of infancy. Part VII focuses on eco-psychological, synchronistic carriers of death, rebirth and renewal through mythic characterisations. Finally, part VIII explores the mythopoetic, visionary dimensions of rebirth and renewal that give literary expression to indigenous people/primordial psyche re-navigated through popular literature. The chapters both mirror and synchronise a rebirth of Jungian and non-Jungian academic interest in indigenous peoples, creation myths, oral traditions and narrative dialogue as the ‘primordial psyche’ worldwide, and the book includes one chapter supplemented by an online video. This collection will be inspiring reading for academics and students of analytical psychology, Jungian and post-Jungian studies and mythology, as well as analytical psychologists, Jungian analysts and Jungian psychotherapists. To access the online video which accompanies Evangeline Rand's chapter, please request a password at http://www.evangelinerand.com/life_threads_orissa_awakenings.html
16 Louise Cort [ " Temple Potters of Puri " , p 39 ] documented a similar daily ritual in Puri : " The main activity of the potters ' puja is to purify and worship the workshop , the kiln , the wheel , and the other tools .
Publisher: Mapin Publishing Pvt Ltd
Down Through The Ages, Clay Has Been The Perfect Medium For Indian Creativity. Its Myriad Shapes And Styles Range From The Miniscule To The Gigantic, From Realistic To Abstract, From Purely Practical To Utterly Fantastic. India S One Million Potters Mor
Temple potters of Puri 1 1 The men - made pots in Puri are. LOUISE ALLISON CORT The work of potters in India is ephemeral . According to Hindu concepts of purity and pollution , the low - fired , unglazed pot used for serving and eating ...
On the relationship of purity to pottery usage, see Louise Allison Cort, “The Role of the Potter in South Asia,” in ... Those findings are summarized in Louise Allison Cort, “Temple Potters of Puri,” Res 7/8 (Spring/Autumn 1984): pp.
Author: Jan Mrazek
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
Post-Enlightenment notions of culture, which have been naturalized in the West for centuries, require that art be autonomously beautiful, universal, and devoid of any practical purpose. The authors of this multidisciplinary volume seek to complicate this understanding of art by examining art objects from across Asia with attention to their functional, ritual, and everyday contexts. From tea bowls used in the Japanese tea ceremony to television broadcasts of Javanese puppet theater; from Indian wedding chamber paintings to art looted by the British army from the Chinese emperor’s palace; from the adventures of a Balinese magical dagger to the political functions of classical Khmer images—the authors challenge prevailing notions of artistic value by introducing new ways of thinking about culture. The chapters consider art objects as they are involved in the world: how they operate and are experienced in specific sites, collections, rituals, performances, political and religious events and imagination, and in individual peoples’ lives; how they move from one context to another and change meaning and value in the process (for example, when they are collected, traded, and looted or when their images appear in art history textbooks); how their memories and pasts are or are not part of their meaning and experience. Rather than lead to a single universalizing definition of art, the essays offer multiple, divergent, and case-specific answers to the question "What is the use of art?" and argue for the need to study art as it is used and experienced. Contributors: Cynthea J. Bogel, Louise Cort, Richard H. Davis, Robert DeCaroli, James L. Hevia, Janet Hoskins, Kaja McGowan, Jan Mrázek, Lene Pedersen, Morgan Pitelka, Ashley Thompson.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Potter in North Carolina Henry Glassie. P. 38. East and West: Leach, A Potter's Book, pp. ... Cort, “Portrait of a Moment”; Cort, “Asian Ancestors”; Cort and Mishra, Temple Potters of Puri. P. 48.
Temple Potters of Puri. Ahmedabad: Mapin. Dash, G.N. 2010. Jagannatha and the Gajapati Kings of Orissa: A Compendium of Late Medieval Texts (Rajabhog, Sevakarmani, Deshakhanja and other Minor Texts). Delhi: Manohar. Donaldson, T. 1986.
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Few other Hindu gods guide a regional consciousness, pervade walks of everyday life and define a collective psyche the way Lord Jagannath does in Odisha and its contiguous areas. Jagannath is metonymic of Odisha and the Odia way of life, arguably much more than any other god for a particular geography or its peoples. While not derecognising the historical and the spiritual aspects of Jagannath, Bonding with the Lord attempts to look at the deployment of Jagannath in contemporary cultural practices involving the sensorium in the widest sense. The project of a cultural Jagannath not only materialises him in people's everyday practices but also democratises scholarship on him. The expansion of the scope of research on Jagannath to cultural expressions in a more encompassing way rather than confining to 'elitist' religious/literary sources makes him an everyday presence and significantly enhances his sphere of influence. Jagannath's 'tribal' origin, his association with Buddhism and Jainism and his avatari status make him an all-encompassing, multilayered symbol and a treasure trove for multiple interpretations.
“Temple potters of Puri.” Res 7/8: 33–41. Das, J. P. 1982. Puri paintings. New Delhi: Arnold Heinemann. Fischer, Eberhard, Sitakant Mahapatra, and Dinanath Pathy. 1980. Orissa: Kunst und Kultur in Nordost Indien. Zürich: Museum Rietberg ...
Author: Peter Claus
Category: Literary Criticism
With 600 signed, alphabetically organized articles covering the entirety of folklore in South Asia, this new resource includes countries and regions, ethnic groups, religious concepts and practices, artistic genres, holidays and traditions, and many other concepts. A preface introduces the material, while a comprehensive index, cross-references, and black and white illustrations round out the work. The focus on south Asia includes Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka, with short survey articles on Tibet, Bhutan, Sikkim, and various diaspora communities. This unique reference will be invaluable for collections serving students, scholars, and the general public.