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A first tentative step into the new world of old Kantha textiles. Or should I say Old World?
Here is a small section of one with a scene, that I have yet to comprehend. Any clues would be appreciated.
The figures are clear but the cultural story is not known to me.
I hope the answers become clear …. if you have any clues about the scene depicted here please help!
Another section of the same Kantha:
In someone else’s notes I read that this group represents the Raas Leela – the dance performed by Gopis in their enchantment with Krishna.
Quite likely since Bengal has a rich Vaishnavite tradition as well, in which avatars of Vishnu – Ram & Krishna – are worshipped. [Goddess Durga is the most worshipped in Bengal].
More images of this and other kanthas may be found on the Wovensouls Art Gallery linked here.