Kumbhakarana Sleeping: Chitrakathi painting
Kumbhakarna was a Rakshasa and the younger brother of the legendary antagonist Ravana in the epic Ramayana. It is said that Kumbhakarna, despite his gigantic size was a good man whose heart was pure and he fought the war against Rama only because of his older brother.
Chitrakathi paintings are part of an oral storytelling tradition, once popular in the Maharashtra-Karnataka region. 'Chitra' means painting and 'katha' is a story in any form. More than 50 paintings together form a bundle or pothi, which is used by the artist to narrate the story.
The Gangawane family are Chitrakathi artists who continue in the traditional craft, while also moving forward into contemporary interpretations. Parshuram Gangawane along with his two sons regularly hold Chitrakathi performances in their museum.. The Gangawane family is so devoted to preserving their collective art form that they have sold their cows and converted their cowshed into a museum on Chitrakathi where they hold their workshops and performances – the museum is called the ThakarAdivasi Kala Angan (Museum and Art Gallery) of the ancient village of Pinguli.
- Size: 11 X 15 inches
- Price is for unframed painting and painting would be sent without a frame
- Handpainted in Chitrakathi style
- The image shown here is representative to help visualize the painting in a home setting and not an actual framed image
- Artist: Chetan Gangvane
- COD cannot be accepted as a payment option for paintings
- This painting will be made to order and will take 3-4 weeks