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The Gods Going To The War
Kalamkari Painting on Cotton
35.5 inch x 14.5 inch
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Tree of Life With Heart Made By Peacock and Fishes
Madhubani Painting on Hand Made Paper
Folk Painting from the Village of Madhubani (Bihar)
Artist - Vandana Jha
29 inch x 21 inch
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The Warrior Goddess  - Durga
Madhubani Painting on Hand Made Paper Treated with Cow Dung
Folk Painting from the Village of Madhubani (Bihar)
Artist: Bacchi Devi
20 inch X 28 inch
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Four-Armed Ganesha Seated on Rat - Large Size
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Artist - D. Lakshmamma
29.5 inch x 42.5 inch
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Shiva Parvati Seated on Nandi - Large Size
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28 inches X 48 inches
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Gathering of Peacocks
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Artist: Roopa Devi
28 inch x 20 inch
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Marriage of Shiva and Parvati and Ganga Flowing From The Head of Shiva
Madhubani Painting on Hand Made Paper
Folk Painting from the Village of Madhubani (Bihar)
Artist: Bacchi Devi
21 inch x 29 inch
Item Code: DO37
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Tree of Life with Dancing Peacocks
Madhubani Painting on Hand Made Paper
Folk Painting from the Village of Madhubani (Bihar)
Artist: Mukesh Kumar
20 inch x 28 inch
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A Newlywed Bride Performing a Ritual
Madhubani Painting on Hand Made Paper Folk Painting from the Village of Madhubani (Bihar)
Artist: Bacchi Devi
29 inch X 21.5 inch
Item Code: DO25
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Gita Upadesha by Krishna to Arjuna
Madhubani Painting on Hand Made Paper
Folk Painting from the Village of Madhubani (Bihar)
Artist: Megha Devi
29 inches X 21 inches
Item Code: DO28
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Goddess Durga
Madhubani Painting on Hand Made Paper Treated with Cow Dung
Folk Painting from the Village of Madhubani (Bihar)
Artist: Hira Devi
21.5 inch X 29 inch
Item Code: DO29
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Tree of Life With Peacocks and Streams of Fishes
Madhubani Painting on Hand Made Paper
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Artist: Vandana Jha
20 inch x 28 inch
Item Code: DO35
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Tree of Life in Fish Pond With Sun and Peacocks
Madhubani Painting on Hand Made Paper
Folk Painting from the Village of Madhubani (Bihar)
Artist: Bacchi Devi
28.5 inch x 20.5 inch
Item Code: DO36
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Fish Mandala
Madhubani Painting on Hand Made Paper
Folk Painting from the Village of Madhubani (Bihar)
Artist: Rama Paridevi
28.5 inch x 21 inch
Item Code: DO38
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Throne Ganesha
Kalamkari Painting on Cotton
Artist - D. Lakshmamma
36.5 inches X 41 inches
Item Code: PW23
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The Salvation of Ahilya (An Episode from The Ramayana)
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Artist - D. Lakshmamma
35.5 inch x 15 inch
Item Code: PW29
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Shri Ganesha Vandana (Worship of Lord Ganapati)
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Artist - D. Lakshmamma
35 inch x 15 inch
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Gopis Dancing to the Tune of Krishna's Flute
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Artist - Artist - D. Lakshmamma
25 inches X 24 inches
Item Code: PW36
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A Scene From The Ramayana
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Artist - D. Lakshmamma
36 inch X 14.5 inch
Item Code: PW38
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Kumara Karttikeya with Consorts
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Artist - D. Lakshmamma
26 inches X 24.5 inches
Item Code: PW40
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Goddess Saraswati Seated on Swan
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Artist - D. Lakshmamma
33 inches X 42 inches
Item Code: PW22
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Lord Ganesha as Krishna - Large Size
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Artist - Artist - D. Lakshmamma
35 inch x 47 inch
Item Code: PW26
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Six-armed Mahishasuramardini Goddess Durga
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Artist - D. Lakshmamma
35 inch X 43.5 inch
Item Code: PW27
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Dancing Radha Krishna
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Artist - D. Lakshmamma
18 inch x 23 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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