The seated Flutist

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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 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



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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