Sitting woman pouring water
Water and daily life
In this Bastar art statue from South India, there is an impression of tranquility, a timeless space punctuated by nature and work More...
Height : 12,48'
Weight : 1,510 lbs
Lost wax casting - copper alloy
Origin : Chattisgarh - India
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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
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 impresses at first sight in this sculpture is the disproportion of the body: the bust is immense, giving a strong presence to this woman. The arms seem endless, the gaze is distant. Indeed, this woman makes a gesture, repeated many times: to transfer the water of her Tumba (made from a gourd and used to transport water from the river or well to the houses) into a kitchen utensil.
Jewelry The artist chose sobriety with a simple necklace, very discreet earrings, a few bracelets. The bun hairstyle is typical, a feathered headdress adds a festive touch to this scene of everyday life.
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