Posted on: 12 January 2014

Brahmanical temple cloth of coarse cotton fabric painted, chiefly in red and black, with Vaishnava subjects illustrating the incarnations (avatares) of the Hindu deity Vishnu.

18th century
Tamil Nadu, India

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So nice .....

Very nice

so beautiful ...ayaga patta....of vaisnava motifs including ten incarnations....some rare kind of jaggannath is seen with oil color on cloth since eighteenth century as my view bit earlier to seventeenth century also....this trend is making the sacramental arts burgeoning...

Our eyes don't see it because our westernised outlook. Sad. Thanks for reminding &revealing such a illustrious art.