February 29, 2020
Learn About India Through Color
India is the supreme place to think about colors, magnificent colors! At first blush the idea may seem silly and not so important; kind of fluffy. But, with a little bit of focusing you’ll come to realize the important things you can discover about life in India from looking at its different colors.
Color plays an important role in India’s religion, in its government, in its festivals and in its celebrations. It doesn’t make any difference whether you’re in the north, south, east or west of the country, you must learn about their colors—about their culture!!
We love to send families off with a teacher guide and challenge them to crack the code of India’s colors. For instance, in India—
connotes lack of desirability, evil, negativity and inertia. It represents anger and darkness and is associated with the absence of energy, barrenness and death. Black is used as a representation of evil and is often used to ward off evil.
is the absence of color and is the only color widows are allowed to wear. It is the acceptable color at funerals and ceremonies that mark death in the family
is dynamic! It incites fear and is the color associated with Durga, one of the most revered goddesses in Hindu mythology. Red also stands for purity and is the preferred color for a bride's garment. It symbolizes fertility and prosperity. It symbolizse wealth and grandeur—sort of the way purple represents royalty in the west.
symbolizes sanctity and is an essential herbal ingredient applied on the body and face by women all over the subcontinent.
There is Jaipur the Pink City and there is Jodhpur the Blue City!
What does that mean?
A family must explore hard to crack the color code!! But when they get it, they really get IT!