Folk Painting of Mythical Forest
This colorful scene shows an idyllic forest with an elaborate temple (for a forest), a ‘reusi’ (‘rishi’/sage/hermit) dressed in tiger skins and sitting in a meditative position, male and female royals, a red dog, and other typical animals of the forest- wild boar and deer. The flora is quite exuberant- perhaps symbolizing the rich bounty of the forest. Executed in marker and water color on cardboard, this was formerly decorating the shaman’s home. A crude frame of bamboo strips is an appropriate surround.
Size: 31.5″ x 21.5″