Indian Kalamkari Painting - Lakshmi & Snake
A Kalamkari temple painting of Lakshmi 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 goddess Lakshmi the Hindu goddess of wealth, prosperity (both material and spiritual), light, wisdom, fortune, fertility, generosity and courage, and the embodiment of beauty, grace and charm.
This freehand depiction is highly detailed. Lakshmi is shown with a snake around her shoulders, standing on a reclining male figure. Rich, warm red and a deep golden brown pigments enhance the black line drawing.
Dimension: approx 45x55cm