Indian Folk & Religious Art

India is a vast country and culture and hand crafted objects have always been embellished with decorations. Whether everyday items as toys (i.e.  Marapatchi dolls ) to religious pieces and Temple carvings such as Kalathalas. From the far Northeast we carry primitive panel carvings by the isolated mountain Naga Tribe who were up to the 1930’s a headhunting society.

 

 Marapatchi Dolls

Hand carved red sandalwood Maripatchi Dolls from South India. These dolls are an essential part of the Golu Festival, which is celebrated in the month of October. This is a time for teaching children to the sacredness of nature. The dolls are given to new brides by their families and are handed down for generations. These are over 100 years old.

Size:

Male         5″  (W)   x   2-1/2″ (D)   x   15-1/2″  (H)

Female     5″  (W)   x   2″  (D)   x   14-1/2″  (H)

Weight:

Male       2 lbs. 11 oz.
Female   2 lbs. 15 oz.

Year:

early 20th C.

Sale Price:

$150.00 each

 Wooden Nandi

Hand carved folk art Nandi with deep blue coloring Good vintage condition with age appropriate patina.

Size:

8-1/4″ (L)   x   1-3/4″ (W)  x8-1/4″ (H)

Weight:

.75 lbs.

Year:

Early 20th C.

Price:

$70.00      SOLD

Stone Apsara

Apsara Dancer in the tradition of Indian Temples. Sandstone. Head was separated from body but repaired at some time.

Size:

12″ (W) x 8″ (D) x 31″ (H)

Weight:

103 lbs. 10 oz.

Year:

Unknown

Price:

$450.00

Wooden Nandi

Folk art nandi. Hand carved, painted and rustic. Good vintage condition with age appropriate patina.

Size:

8-1/2″ (L)   x   2-1/2″ (W)   x   7-3/4 (H)”

Weight:

1 lb.

Year:

Early 20th C.

Price:

$70.00

 Marapatchi Doll

Hand carved Maripatchi Doll from South India. These dolls are an essential part of the Golu Festival, which is celebrated in the month of October and is a time for teaching children the sacredness of nature. The dolls are given to new brides by their families and are handed down for generations. Made of  Deodar cedar .

Size:

3-1/2″ (W)   x   9-1/2″ (H)

Weight:

6 oz.

Year:

20 C.

Price:

$105.00

 Carved Nandi

Folk art nandi. Hand carved, painted and rustic. Good vintage condition with age appropriate patina.Size:

8-3/4″ (L)   x   2″ (W)   x  6-1/4″ (H)

Weight:

1.4 lbs.

Year:

Early 20th C.

Price:

$70.00


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