India’s rich tradition of ornamentation was passed down, generation to generation. It’s everywhere. It’s even marketed in the “incredible india” campaign we read about. Many of the executions were based on visuals of intricately striking things. They realized that India needs only to display to the world it’s vibrance, antiquity, and amazingly detailed landscape to draw attention.
This attention to detail made me realize and believe that they were a more patient people. They were willing to spend time and resources to decorating the most mundane, everyday, objects. For instance, many fences, gates, and chain-link guard rails had a touch of detail.
To see residential gates with beautiful iron work was not uncommon. This design was not only aesthetically pleasing but it was also built for a purpose – to keep others out. We learned that there are many architectural and cultural influences that still linger in India because of their rich history.
It seamed like they were a group of people who live in a country where overcrowding hinders any kind of rush and it was refreshing change from our ADHD nation, where pills are dispensed like candy at a parade.
Of course, we didn’t spend enough time in India to learn the intricacies of their intricacies, but I’ll be back – Ohh yes, I will be back.