New Arrival

  |  September 19, 2014


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THE SEASON TO START ANEW!

   Puppet head depicting Mahishasura
  Puppet head depicting Mahishasura

In Indian mythology there is a story about the goddess Durga defeating a demon king named Mahishasura.  Durga fought for nine nights and ten days, an epic feat only a goddess could manage.  At the exact moment the battle was over, when good finally conquered evil, a new era free from negativity was established.  It’s a story celebrated each year at harvest time during a festival called Dussehra, which marks new beginnings.

Dussehra is a festival celebrated every year around harvest  
Dussehra is a festival celebrated every year around harvest
 

This week’s New Arrival features a large scale puppet head.  Imagine a procession winding its way through an Indian village during this festival.  Amidst the spectacle of costumed players and musicians, a single puppet with its head bobbing up and down commanded everyone’s attention.  It was Mahishasura.  Over there, he reminded spectators how harvest was really the time to begin again.  Here, he reminds us we need not wait to start anew!              

Puppet Head for Dussehra Festival
Depicting Mahishasura
Maharashtra, India
Early 20th C.
Painted wood, based
28" W x 10.5 D" x 11.25" H
$3,195

 

Part of a much larger collection of authentic tribal artwork from all over the world available exclusively at PRIMITIVE. For more information or to purchase, please contact a Client Advisor at 312-575-9600 or email info@beprimitive.com.

 

This depiction of Mahishasura is part of a much larger collection of authentic tribal artwork from all over the world
This depiction of Mahishasura is part of a much larger collection of authentic tribal artwork from all over the world available exclusively at PRIMITIVE
 
Please contact a Client Advisor for more details, or to make an appointment call 1-312-575-9600
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