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Pilgrimage to Lord Shiva (Kedarnath)
Madhubani Painting on Hand Made Paper
Folk Painting from the Village of Madhubani (Bihar)
Artist: Vandana Devi
21 inch x 29 inch
Item Code: DN76
$225.00
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Wild Life
Madhubani Painting on Hand Made Paper
Folk Painting from the Village of Madhubani (Bihar)
Artist: Vandana Devi
21 inch x 29 inch
Item Code: DN68
$165.00
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Lord Surya and Tree of Life
Madhubani Painting on Hand Made Paper
Folk Painting from the Village of Madhubani (Bihar)
Artist: Vandana Devi
21 inch x 29 inch
Item Code: DN69
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Tree of Life
Madhubani Painting on Hand Made Paper
Folk Painting from the Village of Madhubani (Bihar)
Artist: Vibhooti Jha
22 inch x 29 inch
Item Code: DN70
$165.00
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Radha Krishna  in a Grove
Madhubani Painting on Hand Made Paper
Folk Painting from the Village of Madhubani (Bihar)
Artist: Vibhooti Jha
28 inch x 20 inch
Item Code: DN71
$130.00
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Tree of Life with Elephant Pair Tiger and Peacock
Madhubani Painting on Hand Made Paper
Folk Painting from the Village of Madhubani (Bihar)
Artist: Vandana Devi
21 inch x 29 inch
Item Code: DN72
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Rasa Mandala
Madhubani Painting on Hand Made Paper
Folk Painting from the Village of Madhubani (Bihar)
Artist: Vibhooti Jha
28 inch x 21.5 inch
Item Code: DN73
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The Mandala (Godna Style)
Madhubani Painting on Hand Made Paper
Folk Painting from the Village of Madhubani (Bihar)
Artist: Ram Pari Devi
21 inch x 29 inch
Item Code: DN74
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Tree of Life
Madhubani Painting on Hand Made Paper
Folk Painting from the Village of Madhubani (Bihar)
Artist: Vandana Devi
29 inch x 21 inch
Item Code: DN75
$165.00
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Tree of Life
Madhubani Painting on Hand Made Paper
Folk Painting from the Village of Madhubani (Bihar)
Artist: Vandana Devi
29 inch x 21 inch
Item Code: DN77
$165.00
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Celebration of the First Crop of Season in Warli Village
Warli Painting On Cotton Fabric
Folk Art of the Warli Tribe (Maharashtra)
Artist: Bhiku Jhop
24.5 inch x 14 inch
Item Code: PU44
$75.00
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Peacock Dance
Warli Painting On Cotton Fabric
Folk Art of the Warli Tribe (Maharashtra)
Artist: Bhiku Jhop
14 inch x 16 inch
Item Code: PU45
$55.00
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Tree of Life
Warli Painting On Cotton Fabric
Folk Art of the Warli Tribe (Maharashtra)
Artist: Nathu Sutar
11 inch x 18 inch
Item Code: PU46
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Life in Warli
Warli Painting On Cotton Fabric
Folk Art of the Warli Tribe (Maharashtra)
Artist: S. Sutar
14 inch x 6.5 inch
Item Code: PU47
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Festival Celebration in Warli
Warli Painting On Cotton Fabric
Folk Art of the Warli Tribe (Maharashtra)
Artist: Bhiku Jhop
22 inch x 23 inch
Item Code: PU48
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Aspects of life in Warli Village
Warli Painting On Cotton Fabric
Folk Art of the Warli Tribe (Maharashtra)
Artist: Bhiku Jhop
25 inch x 17 inch
Item Code: PU49
$75.00
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Tree of Life with Tarpa Dance
Warli Painting On Cotton Fabric
Folk Art of the Warli Tribe (Maharashtra)
Artist: S Sutar
7.5 inch x 15.5 inch
Item Code: PU50
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A Man is Stretching the Net
Warli Painting On Cotton Fabric
Folk Art of the Warli Tribe (Maharashtra)
17 inch x 23 inch
Item Code: PU51
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Tree of Life
Warli Painting On Cotton Fabric
Folk Art of the Warli Tribe (Maharashtra)
Artist: Maanki
12 inch x 8 inch
Item Code: PU52
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Life in Warli Village
Warli Painting On Cotton Fabric
Folk Art of the Warli Tribe (Maharashtra)
Artist: S.Sutar
7.5 inch x 16 inch
Item Code: PU53
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Sunrise in Warli Village
Warli Painting On Cotton Fabric
Folk Art of the Warli Tribe (Maharashtra)
7.5 inch x 34 inch
Item Code: PU54
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Life in Warli Village with the Prayer  of Lord Shiva
Warli Painting On Cotton Fabric
Folk Art of the Warli Tribe (Maharashtra)
Artist: Bhiku Jhop
32 inch x 34 inch
Item Code: PU40
$175.00
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Buzz of Activity in Warli
Warli Painting On Cotton Fabric
Folk Art of the Warli Tribe (Maharashtra)
Artist: Bhiku Jhop
52 inch x 31.5 inch
Item Code: PU41
$225.00
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Dances in the Campus of Mother Goddess Temple
Warli Painting On Cotton Fabric
Folk Art of the Warli Tribe (Maharashtra)
Artist: Bhiku Jhop
47 inch x 46 inch
Item Code: PU42
$325.00
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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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