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Ek Tara Bauol : Wooden Relief Paintings

US$35 / Rs. 2381
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The ektara is a single-stringed chordophone or "monophone". In which during play is plucked giving a "pluck-gong-pluck-gong-pluck-gong" type sound oscillating between the two different pitches. The Ektara is considered one of the ancient stringed instruments of Eastern India similar instruments though are found through various regions with in India. It is believed that the ektara originated from wandering minstrels and bards. Traditionally the ektara are used in Kirtan chanting, which is a practice of Hindu devotional singing. The divine names of deities and mantras are called out in an ecstatic call and response during the performance. The ektara is also used by Sadhu's who are the "wandering holy men" through out India. Also the Sufi tradition employs the ektara is used to accompany the Sufi chanting and the ektara is also used by the Bauls of Bengal. Here this painting depicts a Sadhu plays with it and also dance on its beats in his own world. This wooden painting is crafted with skillfully arranged small wooden blocks in collage form of three different colors to form a lovely image. Materials Used- Three kinds of wood are used- Jack fruit wood (Yellow), Margosa (Red) and a kind of hairy sour apple (White) Base is made of 'Macanite Board' Maintenance & Care- It can be easily cleaned using a soft brush. Please do not use water to clean it.
  • Size

    14 inches X 30 inches
  • Weight

    1190 Gms
  • Color/Material

    Multicolor Wood / Three kinds of wood are used- Jack fruit wood (Yellow), Margosa (Red) and a kind of hairy sour apple
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