CELEBRATION - SANTHAL PAINTINGS
Santali Culture- The traditional life of the Santhali community.
This set of Santhal paintings, inspired by Indian rural or tribal life. Santhal is an important tribe which contributes more than 50% of the Indian tribal population. Santali culture is depicted in the painting set. This is a set of 3 - charming Santal paintings of marriage celebration (in A3 size) , celebration of life through beating music and dance (in A4 size), fishing as livelihood (in A4 size).
In the marriage celebration painting Bride and groom are being carried in a doli (palanquin). Basically freehand painted, this painting replicates their perception of life .
In the celebration of life painting the Santal traditionally accompany many of their dances with two drums: the Tamak’ and the Tumdak’. The flute was considered the most important Santal traditional instrument and still evokes feelings of nostalgia for many Santal.
The other painting depicts the Santala performing their traditional occupation fishing- catching fish from a village pond.
Basically freehand painted, this painting replicates their perception of life . The paintings are traditionally made from handmade paper, backed with cloth. Santhal Art is a notable art form, coming from the tribal villages of West Bengal. These scrolls were visual accompaniments to stories told through songs and ballads. These paintings are traditionally made with natural mineral and vegetable colors. Delightful and earthy, these paintings reflect the ancient tradition of story telling in India. The tribal life of India has a lot of celebration in it. Their eyes shine bright and their body language is full of life.
The painting is done by Rupsona Chitrakar, the Patua Artist from West Bengal.