The Ten Avatars of Vishnu
- Subject: Rajasthani Marble Plate Artwork
- Paint Material: Opaque watercolors & Glass gemstones
- Base Material: Marble (unframed)
- Size: 15 in. round (38 cms)
- Age: Modern Handmade Art
- Country of origin: India
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Showcase your love for unique objects by putting this striking decorative marble plate artifact in your living room. Crafted on marble and superbly hand painted this artwork is a striking painting featuring Vishnu surrounded by all his ten avatars also known as Dashavatara.
Dashavatara refers to the ten avatars (incarnation or manifestation) of Vishnu, the Hindu god of preservation. Vishnu is said to descend in form of an avatar to restore cosmic order. The list of Dashavatara varies across sects and regions of India. The order of the avatars has been interpreted to be reflective of Darwinian evolution.
This artwork is done by skilled craftsmen in and around the city of Jaipur in Rajasthan, India. The techniques, which started with the Mughals in medieval India, has been passed down over generations to modern times.
The artwork is drawn on clean marble surface with pencil. Motifs usually consist of flowers, petals and leaves, animals, portraits etc. Most drawings are freehand, with some help from rulers and other tools. The motifs are embossed by brush application of a mixture of village sand and glue. Once dry, pencil lines are erased and a coat of yellow paint mixed with varnish is applied to designs. Imitation gemstones and colored glass, called “Nagina” are stuck to motifs and enhance the beautiful artwork with added glitter. Craftsmen incorporate miniature paintings into their work to add interest to the craft. A final coat of varnish seals all the elements together and protects them from scratches.
Extremely aesthetic and very durable, this jewel like work on marble in its true magnificence, will provide a very royal demeanor to your decor. It will stand out in your collection and you will get lost in the beautiful colors from the moment you view the artwork.
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Note: This artwork comes with a shipping/storage box and a wooden stand.