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Repeated Inscription of the Hindu Chant
“Hare Ram Hare Ram Ram Ram Hare Hare
Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare”
In Assam gamuchas depicting inscriptions with Vaishnavite mantra in Assami script were used to display spirituality.
Note the Vaishnav symbols in the border.
This hand-block printed gamcha is not common outside the region.
The script may be Bengali or Assamese.
Features depictions of Krishna with Radha
Age unknown but estimated to be post 2000.
The inscribed chant was popular with the ISKCON movement in the ’60s and ’70s.
Loosely woven cotton.
147 x 82cm
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This item has spent a lifetime being used for the purpose of its creation with the original artist/user. Signs of this life lived heartily may be present on the piece in the form of stains, thread loss, loose threads, holes, tears, color run and other imperfections. Therefore the condition must be assumed to be “not” perfect. More photos of such imperfections will be provided on request.