Diadem

Khasi diadem

"My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style."

~ Maya Angelou

 

Khasi Matriarchal Queen wearing her diadem
Khasi Queen wearing her diadem.
The diadem is the traditional headgear worn by the Khasi women of Meghalaya. The silver or gold crowns are worn traditionally to signify the glory and dignity of the Khasi society.

The Diadem, adorning the matrilineal society of Meghalaya, is not for the fainthearted. It’s for the ones who follow traditions yet keep the courage to challenge them if those traditions hinder freedom.

diadem

Miranda, a Muezart team member, and designer took inspiration from the patterns of her diadem and created a design with one of the Ri-bhoi weavers. 

diadem inspired art work for the eri shawl weave

Drawing inspired by the Khasi crown of the queen.

 

Miranda works with Kong Rupali to transition her drawing to the graph paper for weaving.