Tree of Life, gond painting by Venkat Shyam
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Daadar upar gaon base, nav kori chani
Manjhoor jhaali, tema neel bagre hain.
On top of the hill rests my village, twenty homes spread out in nine rows like the tail of the beautiful peacock,
Like the peacock’s neck, the azure sky soars above.
~ A Gond karma song on the Patangarh village
Karma is a traditional dance of the Gond community where dancers wear peacock feathers on their head and tails and dance to the rhythmic beats of the nagara to appease Karam Deo- the god of fate in the Autumn season. A traditional tribal tale recounts how initially it was the peacocks who danced the Karma, and men learnt the dance from the peacocks.
In this painting, Venkat Raman Singh Shyam is narrating the symbiotic relationship between man and nature and the deep love for his village in the hills of Madhya Pradesh.
- Size: 36”x36”
- Acrylic on canvas
- Price is for unframed painting and painting would be sent without a frame
- The image shown here is representative to help visualise the painting in a home setting and not an actual framed image