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Twelve Patterns of Shringara – Adornment of Shri Jagannatha Ji
Paata Painting on Patti
Folk Art from the Temple Town of Puri (Orissa)
Artist: Rabi Behera
39.0 inch X 23.0 inch
Item Code: PU07
$395.00
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Gaja-Lakshmi with Saraswati and Ganesha
Madhubani Painting on Hand Made Paper
Folk Painting from the Village of Madhubani (Bihar)
Artist: Alka Devi
21 inch X 29 inch
Item Code: DM43
$275.00
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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: Manju Pathak
28.0 inches X 20.0 inches
Item Code: DM78
$155.00
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Scenes of Daily Life  From Village
Madhubani Painting on Hand Made Paper
Folk Painting from the Village of Madhubani (Bihar)
Artist: Manju Pathak
28.0 inches X 20.0 inches
Item Code: DM80
$195.00
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Lord Shiva
Madhubani Painting on Hand Made Paper
Folk Painting from the Village of Madhubani (Bihar)
Artist: Vibhooti Jha
20.0 inches X 28.0 inches
Item Code: DM74
$155.00
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Elephants , Peacocks and Fishes
Madhubani Painting on Hand Made Paper
Folk Painting from the Village of Madhubani (Bihar)
Artist: Malti Devi
29.0 inches X 21.0 inches
Item Code: DM71
$155.00
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Saraswati, Lakshmi and Ganesha
Madhubani Painting on Hand Made Paper
Folk Painting from the Village of Madhubani (Bihar)
Artist: Bacchi Devi
28.0 inches X 21.0 inches
Item Code: DM72
$155.00
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Lord Ganesha
Madhubani Painting on Hand Made Paper
Folk Painting from the Village of Madhubani (Bihar)
Artist: Sushma Devi
20.0 inches X 28.0 inches
Item Code: DM76
$155.00
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The Devil (Folk Tarot Card Illustration)
Paata Painting on Patti
Folk Art from the Temple Town of Puri (Orissa)
Artist: Rabi Behera
11.0 inch X 17.0 inch
Item Code: PU09
$55.00
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The Moon (Folk Tarot Card Illustration)
Paata Painting on Patti
Folk Art from the Temple Town of Puri (Orissa)
Artist: Rabi Behera
11.0 inch X 17.0 inch
Item Code: PU10
$55.00
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Eight-armed Mahishasuramardini Goddess Durga
Paata Painting on Patti
Folk Art from the Temple Town of Puri (Orissa)
Artist: Rabi Behera
13.0 inch X 19.0 inch
Item Code: PU14
$95.00
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Arjuna Saluting Navagunjara - a Composite Figure (Krishna) During His Stay in Khandava Forest
Paata Painting on Patti
Folk Art from the Temple Town of Puri (Orissa)
Artist: Rabi Behera
14.0 inch X 9.0 inch
Item Code: PU15
$70.00
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Lord Shiva with Parvati
Paata Painting on Patti
Folk Art from the Temple Town of Puri (Orissa)
Artist: Rabi Behera
13.0 inch X 19.0 inch
Item Code: PU17
$95.00
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Goddess Kali
Paata Painting on Patti
Folk Art from the Temple Town of Puri (Orissa)
Artist: Rabi Behera
13.0 inch X 19.0 inch
Item Code: PU18
$95.00
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The Descent of Ganga
Paata Painting on Patti
Folk Art from the Temple Town of Puri (Orissa)
Artist: Rabi Behera
13.0 inch X 19.0 inch
Item Code: PU19
$95.00
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Hari Hara
Paata Painting on Patti
Folk Art from the Temple Town of Puri (Orissa)
Artist: Rabi Behera
13.0 inch X 19.0 inch
Item Code: PU20
$95.00
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Worshiping The Cow
Paata Painting on Patti
Folk Art from the Temple Town of Puri (Orissa)
Artist: Rabi Behera
13.0 inch X 19.0 inch
Item Code: PU21
$95.00
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Trikala Form of Shiva
Paata Painting on Patti
Folk Art from the Temple Town of Puri (Orissa)
Artist: Rabi Behera
13.0 inch X 19.0 inch
Item Code: PU22
$95.00
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Jagannatha Ji and Goddess Durga
Paata Painting on Patti
Folk Art from the Temple Town of Puri (Orissa)
Artist: Rabi Behera
19.0 inch X 13.0 inch
Item Code: PU23
$125.00
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Rudra Tandava
Paata Painting on Patti
Folk Art from the Temple Town of Puri (Orissa)
Artist: Rabi Behera
13.0 inch X 19.0 inch
Item Code: PU24
$95.00
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Ardhanarishvara (Shiva and Durga)
Paata Painting on Patti
Folk Art from the Temple Town of Puri (Orissa)
Artist: Rabi Behera
13.0 inch X 19.0 inch
Item Code: PU25
$95.00
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Coronation of Lord Rama
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Water Color Painting on Tussar Silk
Folk Art From The Temple Town Puri (Orissa)
Artist: Rabi Behera
41.5 inches X 27.0 inches
Item Code: PM92
$395.00$296.25
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Lord Krishna Playing Holi with Gopis
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Water Color on Patti
Artist: Rabi Behera
18.0 inch X 12.0" inch
Item Code: PN89
$135.00$94.50
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A Chain of Fishes
Madhubani Painting on Hand Made Paper
Folk Painting from the Village of Madhubani (Bihar)
Artist: Vibhooti Jha
21.5 inches X 3.5 inches
Item Code: DM53
$35.00
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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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