THE ORIGIN OF ORNAMENTAL ART
I N the course of the previous investigations I have incidentally touched upon the ornamental art of the Indians, and it is now time to pay more attention to this particular side of their
mentality. I do not, of course, lay claim to an exhaustive treatment of the problems this comprehensive subject puts before us. In the subsequent pages my only purpose is to point out the leading prin ciples of Indian ornamentation, some significant facts being adduced in support of the theories I intend to set forth.