Indian Kalamkari Painting - Kali & Snake
A Kalamkari temple painting of Kali and a snake.
A hand painted temple hanging traditional to Andhra Pradesh, South India. The word kalamkari is derived from the Persian words kalam (pen) and kari (craftmanship), meaning drawing with a pen.
The painting on this fabric panel depicts the Hindu goddess Kali who is often portrayed standing or dancing on her consort, the Hindu god Shiva, who lies calm and prostrate beneath her. Kali is worshipped throughout India.
This freehand depiction is highly detailed. Kali is shown with a snake around her shoulders. Rich, warm red and a deep golden brown pigments enhance the black line drawing.
Dimension: approx 45x55cm