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Antique Indian pichwai painting on silk

Antique Indian pichwai painting on silk, depicting Krishna, Radha, and Gopis, late 19th c., watercolor on silk, now in an ebonized frame.

Framed dimensions: 19 1/2" w x 29 3/8"h

Pichhwai are devotional pictures found on cloth or paper which portray Lord Krishna. They originated in the Deccan, India, and the villages of Aurangabad and Nathdwara in Rajasthan state. The purpose of Pichwais, other than artistic appeal, is to narrate tales of Krishna to the illiterate, and were found in temples and home shrines.

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