Lot 26
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Signed in Devnagari (lower right)
Natural pigment on fabric
16.5 x 17.5 in (41.9 x 44.5 cm)

The Warlis live in the Thane district of Maharashtra, and have a painting tradition that dates back several centuries. Originally painted on the walls of their huts with cow dung, mud and rice paste, Warli paintings are now widely recognized for their spare colours, geometric forms and figures and economy of detail.

One of the first successful Warli artists, and certainly the most widely known, Jivya Soma Mashe is inspired by the tribal folklore and stories of celebration that are narrated to the children in his tribe from a very early age. An important aspect in his works is the fluidity with which he paints every object and figure. There is a sense of constant movement within the paintings, yet each detail is incorporated with utmost precision. Mashe has been honoured with both a National Award and the Padma Shree by the Government of India.

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  Lot 26 of 120  

26-27 FEBRUARY 2013

Rs 20,000 - 30,000
$385 - 580

Winning Bid
Rs 37,128
(Inclusive of Buyer's Premium)


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