Woman sitting in front of her jar

Everyday life


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Bastar tribal sculpture from South India where the artist represents a scene from everyday life: food and water. Beauty in everyday life. More...

Height : 5,07'

Weight : 1.08 lbs

Tribal Art

Lost wax casting - copper alloy

Origin : Chattisgarh - India




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Indian tribal art



The tribes, practicing the Dokra art, originate from the Bastar district, 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. see Blog

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, -



This woman performs a task, cooking, both common and banal, but also most important for the life of the family. The most comfortable posture in India is the cross-legged seat or on the heels, young and old have no problem adopting it thanks to daily practice. The earthenware jar is still a primordial utensil today, in many families in the countryside where plastic has not yet replaced the many potteries. It has the advantage of keeping water cool and free from pests and it is made locally.

The artist has chosen to adorn this woman with many necklaces. The bun hairstyle is typical, a feathered headdress adds a festive touch to this scene of everyday life.

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« 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)
 
« I, who often did not know what to give as a gift, here is the 3rd statue of Ganesh Art India that I offer in a year, this time a bust of a Bastar woman with an "inaccessible gaze". With joy in many facets: seeing the delighted expression of the person to whom I am giving the gift, allowing a gifted but unknown Indian artist to earn a little better a living and living a simple and perfect transaction with Ganesh Art India. Bertrand Bellaize is a reliable and careful person and his statues are even more beautiful in real life than in photos. » (Eric D.)
 

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