The Charcoal Jungle Art

Kobar Painting,



The indigenous farming community of Hazaribagh celebrates the harvest season by paying tribute to nature through paintings depicting cattle, flowers, crops, etc. The style dates back to 10,000-4000 BCE, and paintings can still be found on some cave walls. This canvas painting captures the same style in a brilliant melange of birds, flowers and plants so that you too can bring a part of India's ancient heritage into your home.

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These paintings were done in caves and shifted to mud walls of people in Hazaribagh. Hence, continuing since ancient times, dating back 10,000 : 4,000 BCE.

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    The tribals coat the wall with a layer of white mud.While the layer is still wet, they scrape with their fingertips on it. The designs that they draw out may range from flowers and fruits to various other designs inspired from nature.The cow dung which has earlier used to cake the walls of the house are used to add to the colour of the designs of Kobar Art. In this way the dark outline thus scraped on the walls is clearly visible due to the contrasting white mud coat previously applied on the wa...

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    Length: 76
    Width: 6
    Height: 96
    Type of Material:Paper, Paint

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