Monday, February 2, 2009

Someone tell me what this is?

I found it in the Crafts Museum. It's about five feet tall, I think.

3 comments:

Ajay said...

Looks like Saanjhi. In northern part of India, there's tradition of making a 'Saanjhi'.

Anuradha Goyal said...

It is not Sanjhi. It is a story telling panel, found in Haryana Rajasthan region. Best place to see them Uruswati Museum.

If there is a specific name you found out, do let us know.

Deepa Krishnan said...

After some help from friends in Rajasthan, I figured this one. It's a clay votive from Molela, the potters village near Udaipur. Sold to tribal people, with motifs and stories related to tribal legends and gods.

This article has a good set of explanations:
http://rajsamand.nic.in/molela.pdf