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Peacocks on Tree of Life in Fish Pond
Madhubani Painting on Hand Made Paper
Folk Painting from the Village of Madhubani (Bihar)
Artist: Shivani Jha
20.2 inches x 28 inches
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Lord Ganesha
Madhubani Painting on Hand Made Paper
Folk Painting from the Village of Madhubani (Bihar)
Artist: Shivani Jha
19.5 inch x 27.5 inches
Item Code: DN99
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Radha Dances on The Flute of Krishna
Madhubani Painting on Hand Made Paper
Folk Painting from the Village of Madhubani (Bihar)
Artist - R. Paswan
28 inches X 20 inches
Item Code: DO01
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Train Passing Through a Forest
Madhubani Painting on Hand Made Paper
Folk Painting from the Village of Madhubani (Bihar)
Artist: Shivani
20.5 inches X 28.5 inches
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The Rasa: Cosmic Dance of Radha Krishna
Madhubani Painting on Hand Made Paper
Folk Painting from the Village of Madhubani (Bihar)
Artist - Bacchi Devi
28 inches X 20.5 inches
Item Code: DO03
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Goddess Saraswati
Madhubani Painting on Hand Made Paper
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Artist : Vandana Jha
21 inches X 29 inches
Item Code: DO04
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Radha Krishna  Swinging Over The Fish Pond
Madhubani Painting on Hand Made Paper
Folk Painting from the Village of Madhubani (Bihar)
Artist: Vandana Jha
21 inches x 29 inches
Item Code: DO05
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Villagers Travelling On The Train Enjoying a Beautiful View
Madhubani Painting on Hand Made Paper
Folk Painting from the Village of Madhubani (Bihar)
Artist: Vandana Jha
28 inches Width X 20.2 inches Height
Item Code: DO06
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Dancing Peacock on Tree of Life with Pair of Elephants
Madhubani Painting on Hand Made Paper
Folk Painting from the Village of Madhubani (Bihar)
Artist: Mukesh Kumar
19.5 inches x 27.5 inches
Item Code: DO07
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Mandala: Godna Style
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Artist: Bhola
20.5 inches x 28.5 inches
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Sri Jagannatha in Shringara
Water Color Painting on Tussar Silk
Folk Art From The Temple Town Puri (Orissa)
Artist: Rabi Behera
40 inches X 30 inches
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Krishna Lila with Lord Jagannath Face in Centre
Water Color Painting on Patti
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Artist: Rabi Behra
15 inches x 20 inches
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Goddess Durga Slaying Mahishasur and other Demons
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Folk Art From The Temple Town Puri (Orissa)
Artist: Rabi Behra
33 inches x 17.5 inches
Item Code: PC58
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Jagannatha in Padma Shringara
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Artist: Rabi Behra
39.5 inches x 30 inches
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Realizing Her Mistake, Mother Kali Retraces Her Steps…..
Orissa's Paata Painting on Tussar Silk
Artist Rabi Behera
36.5 inches x 24 inches
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Matangi - The Outcaste Goddess (Ten Mahavidya Series)
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Artist Rabi Behera
12 inches X 18 inches
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Lord Shiva Taking his Bride Parvati Home with His Baraat
Paata Painting on Tussar Silk Fabric
Folk Art from the Temple Town of Puri (Orissa)
Artist Rabi Behera
96 inches X 42 inches
Item Code: PL33
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Kali the Eternal Night (Ten Mahavidya Series)
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12 inches X 18 inches
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Krishna Subduing Kaliya and Being Worshipped By Mermaids
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Folk Art From The Temple Town Puri (Orissa)
Artist: Rabi Behra
53.5 inch x 18 inch
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A Village Scene
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Folk Art from the Temple Town of Puri (Orissa)
Artist : Rabi Behera
41.5 inches X 19 inches
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Ten-Armed Durga Killing Demon Mahishasura
Paata Painting on Tussar Silk Fabric
Folk Art from the Temple Town of Puri (Orissa)
Artist Rabi Behera
30 inches X 40 inches
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Gita Upadesha
Paata Painting on Tussar Silk Fabric
Folk Art from the Temple Town of Puri (Orissa)
Artist Rabi Behera
22 .5 inch X 42 inch
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Dance at Night in a Village
Warli Painting On Cotton Fabric
Folk Art of the Warli Tribe (Maharashtra)
Artist: Nathu Sutar
16.2 inch X 7.7 inch
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Rural Entertainment
Warli Painting On Cotton Fabric
Folk Art of the Warli Tribe (Maharashtra)
Artist - S. Sutar
7.5 inch X 15.7 inch
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Indian Folk Painting
Folk painting is assuredly the oldest traditional art still being created in India. The earliest examples - images of animals and hunters found on rock shelters in the region of modern Bhopal in central India - date back more than seven thousand years. The Indian folk paintings presented here still carry the lively imprint of ancient and inventive minds.

Folk Paintings are living traditions, which can be classified into two categories: those that are executed on ritual occasions for the express purpose of "installing" a deity, and those that are essentially narrative in character, the themes of narration being primarily from the ancient Indian epics. These may be executed on a wall (bhitti-chitra), on a canvas (pata-chitra), and on the floor (bhumi-chitra).' Sometimes the twin functions of Indian folk painting, the magico-religious ritual and narration, overlap.

Indian Folk Paintings: The Art of Magic Diagrams

"Magic diagrams", or auspicious symbols, outlined on the floor, in rice paste and/or coloured powder are executed by women almost all over India, form the major iconography of India folk paintings. These designs are known as kolam in South India, mandana in Rajasthan, rangoli in Maharashtra, sathiya in Gujarat, alpona in Bengal, aripana in Bihar, apna in the western Himalayas, chowka purna and sona rakhna in Uttar Pradesh, osa in Orissa and aripona in other parts of northern India. These line drawings are potent receptacles of cosmic powers that are essentially benevolent and protective in nature.

Ornamentation in Indian Folk Painting:

Folk painters in India have employed traditional ornamentation in their work. They have done so not so much to beautify their paintings but to more fully express their devotion to their deities. While Indian folk artists have created works pleasing in color and design, in no instances have they intended to make paintings "for art's sake" or for aesthetic reasons alone, that is, primarily to be put on a wall or other support and admired as beautiful visual form.

An enormous stylistic range is evident among the traditions and types of Indian folk painting presented here, from bare essential contours to painstaking, miniature-like rendering of details to the precise, geometrized figural abstractions reminiscent of India's prehistoric painting.

It is the goal of this collection of Indian folk painting to capture something of the amazing spectra of the etarnal tradition of Indian folk art, and to provide a framework for understanding its motives and iconography. Folk Paintings have been selected here for their aesthetic appeal as well as for their representative value, and, wherever possible, to show the evolution of a tradition and even the contrasts within it.

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