Indian Folk Art(242 items)
Welcome to the Indian Folk Art Collection at NOVICA.
Featured Review on Indian Folk Art
I purchased this to give to one of my dearest friends for her trip to Africa. It arrived at her house only the day before she left, and she immediately called me, in awe of its beauty. She told me later that it was so inspiring that she wrote in that journal almost every day of her trip, capturing precious once-in-a-lifetime moments with some of her extended family members. I then got a second one to give as a Christmas gift to a teenager that I mentor in science and math. She was incredibly touched and thought it was the most beautiful gift she?d ever been given! One day I?ll splurge on myself!!
Devendra Kumar Jha and Family Madhubani paintings
My mother, who is a state award winner in Madhubani, the painting style that I use, was my mentor."
Popular Indian Folk Art
Round Wood and Papier Mache Decorative Box, "Kashmir Cobalt"$37.99
This elegant velvet-lined decorative box is from Fida Hussain, daughter of a papier mache artisan. She hopes to preserve that artistic legacy through her own work. The round box is crafted from weeping willow wood and papier mache and then carefully painted by hand with a leaf motif in a pretty palette of blue and gold.
Gond Style Handmade Paper Journal by Indian Artisan, "Dance of Freedom"$34.99
A colorful peacock struts his stuff on the cover of this journal from Vidushini in India. The artisan paints the front cover by hand in the traditional Gond folk art style, which was once used to adorn the walls and floors of a home. The journal is made of handmade paper and features 40 unlined pages and a spiral binding.
Hand Painted Black and Gold Decorative Box, "Srinagar Delight"$29.99
India's Fida Hussain designs this pretty decorative box, which is made from weeping willow wood and covered with papier mache. Once the box is sanded perfectly smooth, it is carefully painted with a floral motif in black and gold on pale grey. The box is lined with velvet to hold small treasures.
Signed Madhubani Painting of Radha and Krishna Together, "Endless Love of Radha and..."$69.99
Rejoicing in their everlasting love, Lord Krishna and his beloved Radha share a moment of music in a garden. Devendra Kumar Jha portrays the divine couple in a colorful and detailed Madhubani painting. Depicted in blue, Krishna manifests his "cloud complexion." Originating in northern Bihar, Madhubani painting was once used to decorate the floors and walls of homes. Life in harmony with nature is a popular theme for this art style.
As each painting is an individual creation, each is unique. Colors and motifs may vary slightly from that pictured.