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    A Pabuji Ki Phad Painting On Cotton - Late 19th Century

    SKU:A01704

    £2,650

    This dramatic textile painting is exclusively found in Western Rajasthan. The style of work is called Phad Chitra and it is a religious depiction of folk deities Pabuji and Devnarayan that can run up to 30 feet in length. These textiles were used for a musical rendition by the Bhopas of Pabusar (bards and priests) singing from a 4000 verse poem. They are also called kavya (bard) cloths These phad are one of the few remnants of an ancient traditional folk art form. 

     

    Pabuji was a Rathore tribal chief who lived between 14th & 16th centuries and became venerated for his heroic deeds. His black mare, Kesara Kali can be seen depicted in the center. He was considered to be an incarnation of God and was believed to have traveled beyond the Indus to defeat Ravana and bring home camels as war trophies. Stories of his battles and events from his life would be performed infront of the Phad and it would have acted as a mobile altar. 


    As to be expected from a well used folk textile, there are multiple points of wear, all of which are shown in the photos. The textile is mounted on a cloth backing. 

     

    References:

    Further information can be found in 'The Epic of Pabuji' by John D Smith.

    A similar example can be found in the Tropenmuseum, Amsterdam, Netherlands. 

    Another similar example can be found on page 193 of The Everyday Art of India by Robert F. Bussabarger & Betty Dashew Robins.

    Calico Museum, Ahmedabad, see Talwar & Krishna 1979, p.101ff, no.120

     

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    Dimensions: W400 x D0.5 x H136 cm


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    This dramatic textile painting is exclusively found in Western Rajasthan. The style of work is called Phad Chitra and it is a religious depiction of folk deities Pabuji and Devnarayan that can run up to 30 feet in length. These textiles were used for a musical rendition by the Bhopas of Pabusar (bards and priests) singing from a 4000 verse poem. They are also called kavya (bard) cloths These phad are one of the few remnants of an ancient traditional folk art form. 

     

    Pabuji was a Rathore tribal chief who lived between 14th & 16th centuries and became venerated for his heroic deeds. His black mare, Kesara Kali can be seen depicted in the center. He was considered to be an incarnation of God and was believed to have traveled beyond the Indus to defeat Ravana and bring home camels as war trophies. Stories of his battles and events from his life would be performed infront of the Phad and it would have acted as a mobile altar. 


    As to be expected from a well used folk textile, there are multiple points of wear, all of which are shown in the photos. The textile is mounted on a cloth backing. 

     

    References:

    Further information can be found in 'The Epic of Pabuji' by John D Smith.

    A similar example can be found in the Tropenmuseum, Amsterdam, Netherlands. 

    Another similar example can be found on page 193 of The Everyday Art of India by Robert F. Bussabarger & Betty Dashew Robins.

    Calico Museum, Ahmedabad, see Talwar & Krishna 1979, p.101ff, no.120

     

    From India

     

    UK Delivery Charge - except Highlands & Islands £40
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    • International Delivery: Please contact us for quotes on individual pieces

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    Whether purchasing for resale or buying on behalf of a client, we offer trade discount pricing to:


  • Retail Stores
  • Interior Designers
  • Film & Photo Studios
  • Architects
  • Event Producers

  • For all trade and wholesale enquiries please email us with your contact and business name, company registration number & VAT number (if applicable) to enquiries@indigo-uk.com or call 01672 564722


    For full details, visit our Trade & Wholesale Page

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    Looking for that one off iconic piece for an event or requiring props for a filming or a photography shoot? You will have seen our oriental antique furniture & decorative art in the James Bond films, The Golden Compass and many others.


    For all prop hire enquiries please send emails to enquiries@indigo-uk.com or call 01672 564722


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