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Lord Ganesha Dancing and Stretching a Snake Over His Head (Framed)
Water Color Painting on Patti
Folk Art From The Temple Town Puri (Orissa)
Artist: Pravakar Das
19.5 inch x 25.5 inch - Frame
12 inch x 18 inch - Painting
Item Code: PW73
$595.00
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Peacocks Atop The Sacred Tree
Madhubani Painting on Hand Made Paper
Folk Painting from the Village of Madhubani (Bihar)
20 inch x 28 inch
Item Code: DP09
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Devi Chamunda In Her Ferocious Elements
Madhubani Painting on Hand Made Paper Treated with Cow Dung
Folk Painting from the Village of Madhubani (Bihar)
Artist: Goluji
20.00 inch X 28.00 inch
Item Code: DP10
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Five Headed Maha Ganesha
Madhubani Painting on Hand Made Paper Treated with Cow Dung
Folk Painting from the Village of Madhubani (Bihar)
Artist - Goluji
20.00 inch X 28.00 inch
Item Code: DP11
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The Ten Forms of Goddess Kali with Yantras
Madhubani Painting on Hand Made Paper Treated with Cow Dung
Folk Painting from the Village of Madhubani (Bihar)
Artist: Goluji
21.00 inch X 29.00 inch
Item Code: DP12
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Goddess Maha Lakshmi With Her Yantra
Madhubani Painting on Hand Made Paper
Folk Painting from the Village of Madhubani (Bihar)
Artist: Sanjib Kumar Jha
21.00 inch x 29.00 inch
Item Code: DP13
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Shri Yantra
Madhubani Painting on Hand Made Paper Treated with Cow Dung
Folk Painting from the Village of Madhubani (Bihar)
Artist: Goluji
20.00 inches X 28.00 inches
Item Code: DP14
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Serpent Coiled Shri Yantra with Syllable Mantra (Making of Shri Yantra)
Madhubani Painting on Hand Made Paper
Folk Painting from the Village of Madhubani (Bihar)
Artist: Goluji
21.00 inch X 29.00 inch
Item Code: DP15
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Shri Yantra (Shri Chakra)
Madhubani Painting on Hand Made Paper
Folk Painting from the Village of Madhubani (Bihar)
Artist: Goluji
20.50 inch x 28.00 inch
Item Code: DP16
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Dancing Peacocks on Tree of Life
Madhubani Painting on Hand Made Paper
Folk Painting from the Village of Madhubani (Bihar)

20.00 inch x 28.00 inch
Item Code: DP17
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Ganesha Lila
Water Color Painting on Patti
Folk Art From The Temple Town Puri (Orissa)
Artist: Rabi Behra
29 inch x 17.5 inch
Item Code: PG32
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Pilgrimage to Lord Shiva (Kedarnath)
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Folk Painting from the Village of Madhubani (Bihar)
Artist: Vandana Devi
21 inch x 29 inch
Item Code: DN76
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Shiva-Parvati On The Back Of A Beauteous Nandi
Kalamkari Painting on Cotton
Artist - D. Lakshmamma
32 inches X 48 inches
Item Code: DO98
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Vishnu Mahesh With Ganesha in Centre
Kalamkari Painting on Cotton
Artist - D. Lakshmamma (Andhra Pradesh)
52 inch X 23 inch
Item Code: DP01
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Narayana as Krishna Delivering Gita Upadesha to Arjuna
Kalamkari Painting on Cotton
Artist - M. Viswanath Reddy,National Award Winner (Andhra Pradesh)
43 inch X 34 inch
Item Code: DP02
$135.00
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Krishna Sporting with His Cows
Kalamkari Painting on Cotton
Artist - G. Padmaja
24 inch x 17 inch
Item Code: DP06
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Krishna With Cow, Under The Tree
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Artist - M. Viswanath Reddy (Andhra Pradesh)
35.5 inch X 42.5 inch
Item Code: DP07
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The Trinity of Balarama, Subhadra and Krishna at the Temple of Jagannatha
Orissa's Paata Painting on Tussar Silk
Artist Rabi Behera
28.5" X 41.0"
Item Code: PK42
$545.00
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Krishna's Lila with Ten Incarnations of Lord Vishnu
Water Color Painting on Patti
Folk Art From The Temple Town Puri (Orissa)
Artist: Rabi Behra
11.5 inch x 18 inch
Item Code: PJ66
$105.00
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Matsya-Chitta Mandala
Madhubani Painting on Hand Made Paper Treated with Cow Dung
Folk Painting from the Village of Madhubani (Bihar)

28.5 inch x 20.5 inch
Item Code: DO97
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Diagram Representing Tantric Goddesses
Madhubani Painting on Hand Made Paper
Folk Painting from the Village of Madhubani (Bihar)
Artist: Goluji
20 inch x 28 inch
Item Code: DP03
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Shiva Parivar On Their Respective Vahanas
Kalamkari Painting on Cotton
Artist - D. Lakshmamma (Andhra Pradesh)
53 inch X 23 inch
Item Code: DO89
$99.00
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Matsya Avatar of Vishnu Saving Rishis During Pralaya
Kalamkari Painting on Cotton
Artist - D. Lakshmamma (Andhra Pradesh)
44 inch X 27 inch
Item Code: DO90
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Gajalakshmi
Kalamkari Painting on Cotton
Artist - D. Lakshmamma (Andhra Pradesh)
25.5 inch X 48 inch
Item Code: DO94
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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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