Everyday Bastar woman

All in delicacy


In this Bastar statuette from South India, there is an impression of grace and lightness. The art of sanctifying everyday life! More...

Height : 6.69'

Weight : 0 lbs

Tribal Art

Lost wax

Origin : Uttar Pradesh - India

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Indian tribal art

The tribes, practicing the art of Dokra, originated from the Bastar region of South India (today located in the state of Chattisgarh), they emigrated several centuries ago and settled all over India from North to South.

Most of them have kept their traditions (cooking, 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 kind, usual: 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 stands out at first sight in this sculpture is the delicacy of the realization: the bust is slender, slightly curved. The arms seem endless, accentuating the feeling of lightness.

The right knee is raised in an atypical seated position (the usual working position in India being rather that of the tailor).

This gesture reinforces the impression of grace given off by this woman in a work that is nevertheless common, the grinding of seeds or spices.

The features are minimalist, the face expressed in a few smooth lines, the hair well drawn and finished with a high bun.

Jewellery The artist chose sobriety with a few choker necklaces, oversized earrings reinforcing the verticality, a few barely visible bracelets on the wrists.

The clothes are barely sketched, the sari is represented by a few lines and by the movement of the leg.

The art of sanctifying everyday life!

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« Magnificient ! » (Jean Pierre G)
« I am more than happy for the gift I gave myself (Bastar Ganesha Musician)
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