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Flute Playing Ganesha-Patachitra

Flute Playing GaneshaDimensions : 6 x 4 Inches

The handmade folk painting -‘Talapatrachitra’ shows Lord Ganesha, the son of Shiva and Parvati in a joyous mood, standing on a pedestal and playing the sweet strains of music through flute.

Ganesha is regarded as a master of all virtues. He is a patron of music and dance and himself an accomplished dancer. Elegantly draped in finest of clothes and jewelry his presence is sought in all the auspicious occasions. Ganesha represents pure consciousness; his four arms represent mind, intellect, ego and conditioned conciousness.

His right arm at the back holds a noose symbolizing worldly attachments and desires while the left back arm carries an elephant goad representing the path of righteousness and truth. His large ears signify knowledge and the rotund belly stands for the bounty of nature.

The painting is done on dried palm leaves. The palm leaves are cut into rectangular pieces of the desired size, and stitched together with a black thread. Then, the design is etched, followed by filling of colors. The painter has used natural colors in earthen hues of yellow, brown, green and red, which complement the natural grace of the painting.

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