Window shutter

Window shutter

Window shutter. Pigment painting and lacquer on wood; 67 cm x 44 cm. Probably Jodhpur, Rajasthan. c. mid 20th century. 7/4217(1).

All over Rajasthan old buildings and palaces have beautifully painted window panels that depict scenes from local history and legends in the typical style of Rajasthani miniature painting.

Generally such window shutters have paintings executed on both sides so that both interiors as well as exteriors are equally well adorned.

Standing beneath a typical arch or mehrab, this Rajasthani woman in lehanga, or long skirt, delicately fanning at her feet and odhni, or head cloth, gracefully placed over her head, is depicted holding her son in the graceful stance of a dancer.

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