A Kalamkari Temple Hanging

Radha Krishna Naidu

Museum of Art & Photography

Museum of Art & Photography

A large painted Kalamkari textile designed for hanging in Hindu temples during religious festivals: this depicts the deity Sri Venugopala Swamy, who is the form of Krishna playing the flute, surrounded by the Gopis (cow-herd girls) and the Gopas (cow-herd boys) by the Yamuna riverside. The surrounding scene depicts a herd of cows and a flock of birds. The large borders are painted with motifs of peacock and floral designs which are typical to the Kalamkari style of painting.

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  • Title: A Kalamkari Temple Hanging
  • Creator: Radha Krishna Naidu
  • Date Created: Circa 1930
  • Physical Dimensions: H. 348 cm, W. 348 cm
  • Type: Textiles
  • Medium: Natural pigments on textile
  • Region: Trichy, Tamil Nadu
  • Department: Textiles, Craft & Design

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