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Rajasthani Folk Art: Traditional Art From India

K. Prakash (Author)
Synopsis Till this date, the tradition of painted folk epics is as much alive in Rajasthan. The painters paint a series of events with context to the epic in a proper sequence on canvas, in a traditional style with local colors. They are sung by the ‘Bhopas’, wandering musicians who play at fairs and festivals to the accompaniment of the Janter, a two gourd instrument joined by a bamboo rod. These ‘Bhopas’ carry the ‘Phad’ from village to village for epic chanting. The performance is considered as an auspicious occasion. This particular scene-painting is from ‘Pabuji life’. The thirteenth century hero belonged to the village ‘Kolu’ in Marwar. His wedding was interrupted by thieves stealing the cattle. He challenged the thieves, won back the cattle, but was unfortunately killed. His bride immolated on his funeral pyre. This set an illustration of bravery and sacrifice, thus praiseworthy.
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About the author

K. Prakash

K. Prakash's boundless creativity touches Hi-Fashion Garments, Paintings, Artefacts, Window Displays, Interiors & of course Design Books. K. Prakash's masterpieces draw inspiration from nature, Indian culture, heritage & architecture. The virtual lack of reference material on textile designing prompted K. Prakash to preserve his unique & unmatched work on paper for posterity. The result was nine classies - 'Expressioins', 'Impressions', 'Mix & Match', 'Madhubani', 'Heritage', 'Paisley & othr Textile Designs from India', 'Folk Art from India', 'Mango Design from India' & 'Traditional Stencil Designs', the last three published by Dover publications, U.S.A.

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Bibliographic information

Title Rajasthani Folk Art: Traditional Art From India
Author K. Prakash
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2003
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8187853638
length 50p., Figures; Col. Plates; 30cm.