Tree of life, Kalamkari Painting by Siva Reddy


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K Siva Prasad Reddy Siva Reddy
Size : Medium
Dimensions : H: 2.3ft by W: 1.75ft | H: 28inches by W; 21inches
Medium : Natural Colors on Cloth

About the Artwork +

A symbol since ancient times, The tree of life is seen in artforms across cultures and religions. carrying meanings in both spiritual and religious philosophies, Siva Reddy hand paints this sacred symbol in traditional kalamkari form. Representing connectedness to the universe, ancestry, growth, strength, individuality, Immorality, Rebirth and Peace. Hindu mythology says that the Trimurthi resides in various parts of the sacred tree; Brahma (creator) in the roots, Vishnu (Protector) in the bark and Shiva (Destroyer) in the branches or aerial roots

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  • Size:  21 x 28 inches 
  • This painting is made to order (in 2 weeks)
  • Price is for unframed painting and painting would be sent without a frame


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Artist


Siva Reddy

K Siva Prasad Reddy, a master craftsman and an award-winning artist, is noted for his exquisite method of hand-painting onto fabrics. He founded a Kalakshetram for Kalamkari works, to impart the knowledge and legacy of Kalamkari art to the younger generations. His creations were showcased around the country through Hastha Kala fairs as well as artisan bazaars. Siva Prasad Reddy has received numerous awards for his contribution towards the field of traditional Indian arts and crafts: He received State Awards for his paintings 'Life of Buddha' (in 1995) and ‘Hanuman's Ramayan’ (in 2000). UNESCO-CCI awarded him the Seal of Excellence for his artwork ‘Tree of Life’ (in 2004). His name was added to the Limca Book of Records for his record breaking work which featured 1926 characters from the Mahabharata and Ramayana(in 2007). Siva Prasad Reddy was given the National award by President Pranab Mukherjee for his work 'Life of Buddha' (in 2012) and was presented with the Shilp Guru award for his artwork 'Weaver's Village’ (in 2015). He also won the Kala Ratna award from Shri Nara Chandra Babu Naidu (in 2017), and earned the YSR Lifetime Achievement award from Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Shri Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy (in 2021).

Art Form

Kalamkari

Kalamkari refers to the ancient style of hand painting done with a tamarind pen, using natural dyes. The name Kalamkari originates from Persian words qalam (pen) and kari (craftsmanship). Paintings made on fabric and fabric scrolls are mentioned in ancient Hindu, Buddhist and Jain literature. Under medieval Islamic rule, the term Kalamkari was derived from the words "kalam", which means "pen" in Telugu, and "kari", which means craftmanship. This became popular under the patronage of the Golconda sultanate. Motifs drawn in this ancient art of Kalamkari, include flowers, peacock, paisleys and also divine characters from Ramayana and Mahabharata. Kalamkari colours are made mostly from vegetable dyes. The popularity of this exquisite form of painting has earned international repute for the state of Andhra Pradesh. Kalamkari art was the household occupation of several rural women and craftsmen in the ancient times and continues to be passed down from one generation to the next. Artforms like Kalamkari have started gaining more and more popularity in recent times because of their no-chemical process of creating printed textiles.



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