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Sorathi Ragini Rajasthani Miniature Painting Indian Ethnic Handmade Ragamala Art

Regular price $108.00

 

Sorathi Ragini

  • Subject: Indian Miniature Rajasthani Painting
  • Paint Material: Opaque Watercolors
  • Base Material: Faux (synthetic) ivory (unframed)
  • Size: 9 in. wide X 12 in. tall (23 cms X 30.5 cms)
  • Age: Modern Handmade Art
  • Country of origin: India
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You will love this colorful Rajasthani art with its soft colors, fine line-work, delicate figures, elegance and grace, and perfect execution. It represents Ragini Sorathi, the second consort of Raga Megh, one of the six principal ragas.

Ragamala Paintings are a series of illustrative paintings from medieval India based on Ragamala or the 'Garland of Ragas', depicting various Indian musical nodes, Ragas. They stand as a classical example of the amalgamation of art, poetry and classical music in medieval India. The paintings depict not just the Ragas, but also their wives, (raginis).

In this Sorathi Ragini miniature the heroine is depicted alone in the wilderness with her vina, a stringed instrument. With use of brilliant yet subtle coloration, the painting shows Sorathi Ragini standing with a peacock in a gilded dress whose pattern echoes the intricate surrounding in which she stands. It is a theme symbolizing both a yearning for earthly love and for reunification with the creator, a touching parable of "the wandering soul."

These miniatures are as much aids to spiritual awakening as they are pretty pictures. Like seeds, they belie their tiny size with the limitless potential of their contents. Add this unique Rajasthani Ragini artwork to your decor or collection. Only one is stock. Buy it today before it is gone.

Note: Faux (or artificial) ivory, on which this art is made, is a special polymer clay with the characteristics of real ivory. Faux ivory sheets have a natural ivory grain pattern and are used for painting, molding and carving. An environmentally friendly alternative to real ivory.