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Vintage Pichhavai Painting of Krishna with Female Gopis Dancing

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Large Vintage Pichhavai Painting of Krishna with Female Gopis Dancing. Colorful Pichhavai hand painted on cotton cloth, circa 1940, depicting a scene from the life of Krishna, in a garden setting. One of a kind Pichhavai painting of Krishna with female Gopis dancing, the composition is enclosed in a lush green forest and the colors of the dresses play off against the vegetative forms, adding a lively pattern to the whole composition green and black border with stylized floral motifs on a blue ground, border composed of meandering leafy vines and multicolored flowers. A Pichhavai painting depicting Krishna, represented in multiple places with female Gopis dancing and offering, great colors, the composition is enclosed in a lush green forest and the colors of the dresses in yellow and oranges play off against the vegetative forms, adding a lively pattern to the whole floral composition, with a colorful Gopis and worshipers. A beautiful antique early 20th century Pichhavai painting depicting Krishna represented in multiple places with Gopi dancing. This piece is all hand painted in pastel colors. It is believed that Krishna enchants the world, but Radha enchants even him. Therefore, she is the supreme goddess of all and together they are called as Radha-Krishna. Gouache on cloth. Rajasthan Jaipur, Indian, Himalayan and Southeast Asian Decorative Art. One of a kind hand-painted. Some damages on the corners. Not framed will be shipped rolled. Dimensions height: 47.25 in. width: 36.5 in. A Picchawai is a large-scale temple hanging made for temporary use in a Pushti Marg shrine. The Pushti Marg (Path of Grace) is a Hindu sect that focuses on the worship of Krishna. One of a kind large size painting on cloth depicting the story of Krishna from a young age. Hand Made painting on cloth.This is an exceptional example including quality of line and design. Not framed, will be shipped rolled. Hand painted in India Lord Krishna Beautiful Hand Painted Indian Traditional Religious pichwai with gopis .... "Maharaas" Maharas is one of the wonderful pastimes of Shri Krishna. It was conceived by the Gopis in Vrindavan in the month of Margashirsha. The gopis worshiped Goddess Katyayani continuously for one month on the sands of Yamuna in Vrindavan and chanted daily. Lord Krishna had to come because of his love and penance. Krishna created Maharas by holding different forms with each gopi there The A picchawai is a large-scale temple hanging made for temporary use in a Pushti Marg shrine. The Pushti Marg (Path of Grace) is a Hindu sect that focuses on the worship of Krishna. Pichhwai paintings are made in the town of Nathdwara in the state of Rajasthan by devotees of Krishna. A closely related composition from a Barahmasa series can be found in the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney (EP3.1969), and another from that series is published in Dwivedi, Barahmasa, New Delhi, 1980, plate 112-3. Radha, daughter of Vrishabhanu, was Krishna's lover during that period of his life when he lived among the cowherds of Vrindavan. Since childhood they were close to each other - they played, they danced, they fought, they grew up together and wanted to be together forever, but the world pulled them apart. It is believed that Krishna enchants the world, but Radha enchants even him. Therefore, she is the supreme goddess of all and together they are called as Radha-Krishna. The Gita Govinda written by Jayadeva in 12th century widely depicted Radha and Krishna as a couple for the first time. In the late Brahma Vaivarta Purana, Radha-Krishna is the central image and supreme deity. Scriptures like Brahma Vaivarta Purana and Garg Samhita are majorly based on the divine pastimes of Radha Krishna in Vrindavan as well as in their eternal abode Goloka. The other relevant texts in which Radha Krishna were mentioned are Radhopnishad of Rig Veda, Radhatapani Upanishad of Atharva Veda, Shiva Puran , Brahmanda Puran, Skanda Puran, Padma Puran, Matsya Puran, Devi-Bhagavata Purana, Narada Pancharatra and Brahma samhita. Goddess Radha is also indirectly mentioned in Shrimad Bhagvatam along with Lord Krishna under many different names like "Aradhika" and "Gopi" by Sukadeva Goswami. Adi Shankracharya who happened way before Jayadeva also mentioned Goddess Radha in his work called "Achyuta Ashtakam" which is dedicated to Achyuta form of Lord Krishna. "Pichwai (pichvai or Pichhavai) is a style of painting that originated over 400 years ago, in the town of Nathdwara near Udaipur in Rajasthan, India. Intricate and visually stunning, pichwai paintings, made on cloth, depict tales from Lord Krishna's life. Creating a pichwai can take several months, and requires immense skill, as the smallest details need to be painted with precision. Lord Krishna is often depicted as Shrinathji in Pichwais, which is the deity manifest as a seven-year-old child. Other common subjects found in pichwai paintings are Radha, gopis, cows and lotuses. Festivals and celebrations such as Sharad Purnima, Raas Leela, Annakoot or Govardhan Puja, Janmashtami, Gopashtami, Nand Mahotsav, Diwali and Holi are frequently depicted in Pichwais. The word Pichwai comes from 'pichh' meaning back, and 'wai', meaning textile hanging. They are made by members of the Pushti Marg sect, founded by Shri Vallabhacharya in the 16th Century. Originally, pichwai paintings were used to decorate the temple of Shrinathji (Shrinathji ki Haveli) in Nathdwara, hung behind the deity to celebrate different seasons, festivals and events in Lord Krishna's life. Over time, pichwais also found a place in the homes of art connoisseurs, owing to their visual appeal. Like several other traditional Indian art forms, the art of Pichwai is also dying, and requires recognition and revival."
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 47.25 in (120.02 cm)Width: 36.5 in (92.71 cm)Depth: 0.05 in (1.27 mm)
  • Style:
    Folk Art (In the Style Of)
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  • Period:
  • Date of Manufacture:
    1940
  • Condition:
    Minor structural damages. corners have some wear, see pictures.
  • Seller Location:
    North Hollywood, CA
  • Reference Number:
    Seller: KR2231stDibs: LU906832890542
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