Subject: Indian Miniature Rajasthani Painting
Paint Material: Opaque Watercolors
Base Material: Faux (synthetic) ivory (unframed)
Size: 9 in. wide X 12 in. tall (23 cms X 30.5 cms)
Age: Modern Handmade Art
Country of origin: India
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You will love this colorful Rajasthani art with its soft colors, fine line-work, delicate figures, elegance and grace, and perfect execution. It represents Ragini Kakubha, one of the principal ragas.
Ragamala Paintings are a series of illustrative paintings from medieval India based on Ragamala or the ‘Garland of Ragas’, depicting various Indian musical nodes, Ragas. They stand as a classical example of the amalgamation of art, poetry and classical music in medieval India. The paintings depict not just the Ragas, but also their wives, (raginis).
Kakubha is a handsome young woman, suffering love sickness, leaving her fine palace she enters the forest, … Again and again she arouses the peacock’s scream, forgetting soul and body in a trance upon her lord. Here, she is dancing with the peacock, possibly in joy of looking out for him. Hindu court poets invented extensive typologies of women and their lovers. These types appear in music, dance, devotional poetry, and secular literature as well as in painting.
These miniatures are as much aids to spiritual awakening as they are pretty pictures. Like seeds, they belie their tiny size with the limitless potential of their contents.
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Note: Faux (or artificial) ivory, on which this art is made, is a special polymer clay with the characteristics of real ivory. Faux ivory sheets have a natural ivory grain pattern and are used for painting, molding and carving. An environmentally friendly alternative to real ivory.