The painting that you see on this page is a composite of multiple episodes from the life of Lord Krishna. The central panel is a circular one, depicting the amorous couple of Vrindavan under the kadamba tree surrounded by the faithful milkmaids (gopiyaan). The shapely petals surrounding it alternately feature the figures of dancing Radha and the flute-playing Krishna. The six rectangular panels that flank it narrate events from the life of the Lord wherein He had upheld dharma and expressed His leela in ihaloka - such as vanquishing the merciless Kalia, tormenting the milkmaids who loved Him, and holding up the Govardhan Mount for those who called upon Him. A multitude of smaller, circular panels hem in the central panels, each of which draws from the Krishna-predominant Vaishnavite iconography.
This composition has been executed on a homemade canvas called patta. It is made from multiple layers of homegrown cotton fabric, coated with locally produced chalk-and-resin blends and treated with cowdung. Given the diverse colour palette and the precision of the work despite the scale, this is one work of art you could not go wrong with.