The seated Flutist

Simplicity


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Music plays an important role in sacred tribal ceremonies: here the musician seems to work in another world, detached from his environment. More...

Height : 12,20'

Weight : 3.70 lbs

Tribal Art

Lost wax casting - copper alloy

Origin : Chattisgarh - India




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Tribal Indian statue art



The tribes, practicing the Dokra art, originate from the Bastar region, in South India (today located in the state of Chattisgarh), they emigrated several centuries before and settled almost everywhere in India from North to South.

Most have kept their tradition (culinary art, clothing, festivals) and their animist religion.


Dokra art: a thousand-year-old knowledge in the manufacture of statues



This traditional and artisanal art has not changed for millennia (more than 4000 years) and the technique used is always that of lost wax: a coarse clay model is made and then covered with wax by the artist who will give it its final form with its details. The whole is again covered with a clay mixture and then heated in an open hearth where a copper alloy will be poured. Visit my Blog.

The objects produced by Dokra artists can be of a usual nature: cup, candle holder ... musical instruments (brass), or artistic such as jewelry, animals: horses, elephants, turtles ..., statues of men and women representing scenes of daily life and Hindu deities adopted by the tribes: Ganesh, Lakshmi ...



Posture What marks at first sight in this sculpture is the disproportion of the body: the bust is immense, giving a very strong presence to the musician. The gaze is distant. He sits on a small straw stool that is very common in the Indian countryside.

Jewelry Typical from tribal sculptures with a rich ornament of necklaces and earrings with in addition a magnificent sun adorning the belly of the musician.

Face Eyes wide open - S-shaped ears typical of Dokra art - aquiline nose.

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« I am more than happy for the gift I gave myself (Bastar Ganesha Musician)
Everything is perfect in the delivery and packaging (we could not do better).
I will remain a fan of GANESH ART INDIA Gallery and dokra tribal art.
Well done and thank you to Mr Bertrand Bellaize for his knowledge sharing. » (Michèle S)
 
« Fast shipping and very well packaged. Thank you. I am very satisfied with this murti with neat details and all imbued with spirituality. » (Gérard M)
 
« Very happy with the gift I gave myself with the statuette of Shiva Nataraj representing the cosmic wheel with his multiple arms. Bertrand Bellaize, through his relationship with Indian artisans, puts us in direct contact with tribal art, far from the international trade organized for mass production. I can savor every day the purity of the delicate gestures of the Shiva and thus open myself to the surge of spirituality that this symbolism offers me. » (Pierre J)
 

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