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Body painting, floral art, and Rangoli fall into a peculiar type of art, that are characterized by the temporary or ephemeral life of the artwork.  This section on the Living Arts of India explores such temporary art found in India.

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Painted Prayers
Rangoli is a traditional art of decorating courtyards and walls of Indian houses, and places of worship
FlowersSaying' it with Flowers
While the Western societies glamorized and commercialized the flowers, it is only the Indians who have blended their lives with flowers.
Body Art in India
Tattoos, Henna, Piercing, and other body art in India. 


The Living Arts of India
Living Arts of India

The Sacred Body ArtThe Mehendi (henna) on a Brides HandsThe Ephemeral Art of Rangoli
Here in the Morning, Gone by the AfternoonRangoli to Welcome GodFace Painting of a Folk Artist
Ephemeral Dirt Sculpture Erected by a Beggar
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