Handmade Ardhanreeshwara / Shiv-Parvathy Paintings (Madhubani/Mithila Paintings)
Craft: Madhubani Painting
Place: Bihar, India
Color: Multi-Color, Acrylic
Measurements: Height - 12" x Dia - 9"
Product weight: 300 Grams
Special Attention: Handcrafted Village Craft
Product Care: Wipe with a soft cloth.
Expected Delivery Date Within USA Dec 12th-Dec 22nd
Expected Delivery Date Outside USA Dec 22nd-Dec 29th
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The Ardhanarishvara is a composite form of the Hindu deities Shiva and Parvati. Ardhanarishvara is depicted as half-male and half-female, equally split down the middle. The right half is usually the male Shiva, illustrating his traditional attributes. Ardhanarishvara represents the synthesis of masculine and feminine energies of the universe (Purusha and Prakriti) and illustrates how Shakti, the female principle of God, is inseparable from (or the same as, according to some interpretations) Shiva, the male principle of God, and vice versa. The union of these principles is exalted as the root and womb of all creation. Another view is that Ardhanarishvara is a symbol of Shiva's all-pervasive nature.
Mithila/Madhubani Painting Depicting Fishes. This painting is made using a mixture of natural and artificial colors. This is a handmade paper which is a mixture of cotton cloth and paper(60% clothing & 40% paper). Mithila/Madhubani Painting Depicting Fishes and which is a symbol of Good Luck and it is believed to bring prosperity to the house. It’s no new finding that paintings and art often reflect the culture and tradition of the place from which they originate. They tend to be a reflection of the times in which the art was created. Rarely does an ancient art form become a reflection of modern times and issues? Yet a drive on Highway 52 of the Madhubani district or Ranti village in Bihar will tell you how Madhubani art that originated about 2500 years ago is still very much thriving.