dilipgadwa-25-2

dilipgadwa-25-2

Protection of the Deer

The print depicts a popular Bhil folklore. Within the Bhil community, the deer is symbolic of the beauty of the forest. Upon observing the beauty and innocence of the deer, the tree donated some of its sharper branches to the deer, giving it horns. By doing so, the deer is able to protect itself from imminent danger.

Bhil

The Bhil tribe is an ethnic group inhabiting the Western part of Central India. Well over 1.5 million live as marginal farmers in almost 2000 villages. The members of the Bhil tribe possess a vast array of rich customs and traditions. Their "pointilist" tradition is inspired by the kernels of maize—the Bhil’s staple crop—each group of dots have multiple layers of symbolism. Stories, prayers, ancestors, memories and traditions are skillfully painted into a symphony of multihued and rhythmic dots.
Regular price
$ 750.00
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$ 750.00