The charming Lord Krishna is making divine music on His flute. A richly coloured halo frames His towering crown, and large kundalas flank the roseate countenance of the Lord. Radha dances with abandon to the music emanating through the forests - the pitcher of water She was carrying has dropped to the ground, and this romantic moment in His company is one of the happiest of Her day.
The word ‘kalamkari’ literally translates to penmanship, but the catch is that the ‘pen’ in question is a rudimentary one made by the artisan from natural supplies by hand. This explains the atypical lines and the limited colour palette that define the subject. A voluptuous silhouette characterises both figures. Note how the intricately done, high-precision lines make up for the lack of colour variation in this work.