|Description||Thanjavur Painting of Goddess Lakshmi - 14 inches x 12 inches
Product SKU : TLH-80392
Size : 5.1 x 29.21 x 34.29 cm
Tanjore Paintings depicts goddess Lakshmi as seated on a fully blossomed lotus, a seat of divine truth. Cascades of gold coins are seen flowing from Lakshmi hands, suggesting that those who worship Lakshmi gain wealth. The frame is made from hardwood and is in the Chettinad style. Some parts of the painting are embossed by painting with a mixture of chalk powder and arabic gum (gesso work). This painting took a master craftsman almost a month to complete.
Thanjavur (Tanjore) is an ancient city built in the fertile delta of the Cauvery river in Tamil Nadu, around 350 kilometres from Chennai (Madras). It is here that this style of painting was developed during the rule of the Marathas during the 17th & 19th centuries. Raja Sarabhoji (Serfoji II), who belonged to the Bhonsle clan of Marathas and descended from Chhatrapati Shivaji’s half brother Venkoji, played a crucial role in nurturing this art form.
The easiest way to differentiate between Thanjavur & Mysore paintings is that the former uses a lot of gemstones and gold leaf, whereas the latter has more intricate details and doesn’t have any gemstones.
|Material||Gold Leaf, Semi Precious Stones|