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Making FacesSelf and Image Creation in a Himalayan Valley$
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Alka Hingorani

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780824835255

Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016

DOI: 10.21313/hawaii/9780824835255.001.0001

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The Process

The Process

The Process

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(p.35) 3 The Process
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Making Faces
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Alka Hingorani

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University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824835255.003.0003

This chapter examines the processes of making an object and how each stage of existence, with its attendant ritual, contributes to the meaning and merit of objects and of those who are associated with them. While the repetition of ritual and of form is a powerful way of transmitting the idea of timelessness, the process of object making is always contingent and always vulnerable to an insertion of the artist's subjectivity as well as the selective, interpretive reconceptualization of tradition by both artist and audience. The process of making is where reception begins, where the relationships between artisan and object, patron or viewer and object, and artisan and patron are established. This chapter also describes the daily routine for the various participants in the process of making, including the making of the chhatri (parasol) and an embossed mohra.

Keywords:   object making, ritual, object, artist, reception, artisan, patron, chhatri, mohra

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