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PICCHVAI WITH KRISHNA AND RADHA AMONGST LOTUSES
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A PICCHVAI WITH KRISHNA AND RADHA AMONGST LOTUSES

NORTH INDIA, RAJASTHAN, LATE 19TH CENTURY

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A PICCHVAI WITH KRISHNA AND RADHA AMONGST LOTUSES
NORTH INDIA, RAJASTHAN, LATE 19TH CENTURY
Opaque pigments on textile
90 ¾ x 78 ¼ in. (230.5 x 198.6 cm.)
Exhibited
London, Asia House, "Krishna and Devotion: Temple Hangings from Western India", February-April 2009

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Bright summer colors of pink and green, with a yellow floral motif bordering the current work indicate that it was used for worship of Shrinathji during the summer months, in the Nathwara district of Rajasthan. In this picchvai, Radha and Krishna walk blithely through the waters of the Yamuna River, while devotees and attendants watch in amusement.

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