This vibrant work is packed with descriptive details both of the action and
the ambience. The scene heralds the summer season with its juicy, sumptuous
fruits of melons and water melons. A woman gracefully dressed sits with a
balance and weights selling the fruit to a couple who take time in choosing
and selecting the sweetest. On one side of the woman are deep green water
melons, with a few of them cut to display the luscious red pulp. The other
side has a stack of yellow musk melons.
The man wears a rich jama, a turban and fine jewellery. The two women are
painted wearing skirts, cholis and transparent odhinis. They are both
adorned in delicate ornaments. The tree, which provides them shade forms an
important element of the background. Asymmetrical architecture provides a
peep into the clear blue sky.
This description by Renu Rana.
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