Islamic Architecture and the architecture of Indian palaces has always enchanted me. The attention to detail, the patterns, the construction is spell binding. Some of the patterns below are from palaces around India.
Block print patterns on cotton or silk fabric is an old tradition. The patterns are mostly floral or animal prints.
Every festival across India means decorating the house. One form of decoration is creating a rangoli either with coloured powdered or flowers or rice and lentils. This is mostly done at the entrance of the house to welcome the gods and the guests. A lamp is lit to light up the area. It is not a good omen to have a dark entrance especially during the festivals.