Beejni, welcoming Goddess Lakshmi: Mandana Painting by Vidya Devi Soni


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Size : Medium
Dimensions : H-1.2 W-0.9ft I H-14 W-11 inches
Medium : Natural Colors on Paper

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"बीजणी" राजस्थान मैं मांडणे बनाने में स्थान विशेष का अधिक महत्व है।बरामदे में लक्ष्मी के स्वागत एवं सुख समृद्धि के लिए गोलाकार स्थान का विभिन्न डिज़ाइनों में चित्रण किया जाता था जिसकी आकृति पंखी के रूप में होती है।उसके मद्य में अन्न की मुट्ठी भरकर रखा जाता था फिर उस पर दीपक रखा जाता है।इसे बीजणी कहते हैं।

In Rajasthan, the location of the Mandana has prime significance. This design, in the shape of a fan is made in the Verandah to welcome goddess Lakshmi who brings prosperity. In the middle of the artwork a handful of grains are kept and then the lamp is then placed on the Mandana, this is called Bijani. 

Painted by Artist Vidya Devi Soni, acclaimed Mandana Artist. Vidya Devi Soni (Age 70), was born in a traditional artist family and learnt the art of Mandana from her father and mother. In her almost 60 years of carrying the legacy of this art forward, she has been awarded the National Merit Award in 2017 and has also taught many students. In her work, you will see the traditional ways of painting Mandana art, beautiful geometric patterns of Mandana art dancing off from her paintings, preserving this heritage art in its original form yet making it beautifully accessible for todays modern homes.

Mandana Paintings, one of the oldest forms of tribal art of India is predominantly done by the Meena community in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh. One of the incredible feats of Mandana art is that it isn’t taught through mere formal training but passed along as girls learn it by observing and emulating their mothers. In a way, it is seen as a skill that has connected women over generations.  These paintings are often seen on walls and floors of rural mud houses, keeping the place ornamental. The theme differs from animals such as peacocks and elephants to wells and water bodies. Even without colour, it portrays a distinctive and diverse design that binds several generations together. Some believe that making these on the entrance of homes while serving its decorative attribute, also protects the home from evil. It has religious and auspicious significance as seen on major Indian festivals when it embellishes houses just like Rangoli art. It wards off wicked energies while manifesting divinity.

DETAILS

  • Size : 14 by 11 inch
  • Handmade Paper card sheet
  • Mandana art style
  • Price is for unframed painting and painting would be sent without a frame
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Artist


Vidya Soni

Vidya Devi Soni of Bhilwara began learning at the age of six under the guidance of her father, Shri Badri Lal, and mother, Smt Sumitra. Mandana refers to 'drawing' in the sense of chitra mandana or 'drawing a picture' in the local language. She still practises this traditional Indian art form at the age of 68 and was given the National Merit Award in 2017.

 



Art Form

Mandana

Mandana Paintings, one of the oldest forms of tribal art of India is predominantly done by the Meena community in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh. One of the incredible feats of Mandana art is that it isn’t taught through mere formal training but passed along as girls learn it by observing and emulating their mothers. In a way, it is seen as a skill that has connected women over generations.  These paintings are often seen on walls and floors of rural mud houses, keeping the place ornamental. The theme differs from animals such as peacocks and elephants to wells and water bodies. Even without colour, it portrays a distinctive and diverse design that binds several generations together. Some believe that making these on the entrance of homes while serving its decorative attribute, also protects the home from evil. It has religious and auspicious significance as seen on major Indian festivals when it embellishes houses just like Rangoli art. It wards off wicked energies while manifesting divinity.



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