Acrylic, Acrylic on paper
Dimensions: 55.9cm (H) x 38.1cm (W) / 22" (H) x 15" (W)
Note: Actual colours may vary due to photography & computer settings
Estimated delivery for this item is between 12 March - 17 March
This item ships from India
Please note that this item is unframed and will be shipped rolled
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About the art
The Bhil Tribe—native to Western and Central India—amongst approximately 50 other Indian tribes, is the third largest community today. Originally, hunters and great archers living in Madhya Pradesh’s thick jungles—they have long taken to agriculture and some have migrated to large cities taking up masonry, road making and other manual labour. There are several hypotheses that suppose the origin of the Bhil tribe and as a result historians and researchers so far have not quite confirmed any one theory to be true. Numerous attempts have been made to discover the original status and cultural conditions of the tribe since the times of Aryan invasion on Indian subcontinent, if not its racial origin. Although, closer to modern times the Bhils have been mentioned more frequently in the historical texts.
Based in: Bhopal
Bhuri Bai of Pitol was the first Bhil artist to use paper and canvas for her painting. J Swaminathan, the then Director of Bharat Bhawan asked her to paint on a paper, Bhuri Bai began her journey as a contemporary Bhil artist. That day, Bhuri Bai painted her family’s ancestral …
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