- Product Code :2916
- Material :Cotton cloth
- Size : 46" x 30"
The young ladies are busy as one is instructing the other to write a love letter to her beloved. The surroundings are also nicely painted with trees, the inquisitive deer. The beautiful Batik painting celebrates the beauty of the nature along with the beauty of love and emotions. The two young ladies are lying by the side of the river and the method of waxing and dewaxing adds a special effect to the painting.
A masterpiece indeed with the sensuousness and the feelings of shyness being batiked in the beautiful, sensuous painting by the artist. Amorous feelings are getting reflected in the beautiful painting with the half naked maiden with prominent breasts surrendering to the call for union with his lover. Feelings of pure love and sexual attraction are being beautifully painted in the Batik painting. The half closed eyes of the lady say the story in details. It’s a real surrender to the amorous feelings.
The beautiful Batik painting celebrates the arrival of first mansoon in a touchy manner. The beautiful lady is mesmerized by the drizzling. The lightning and the drops of rains have been painted using the dewaxing method. The lady is wearing a green cloth and she is putting on white ornaments. The window is painted with some beautiful carvings on it.
Batik, ('wax writing') is one of the most popular forms of paintings in India. The art has been in practice some 2000 years back. Rice starch and wax resists were used for printing.
A batik artist needs to have a good sense of colors and patterns. Though the motifs used in batik are simple, knowledge of color gradations and tack to remove wax finely are required.
Applying the wax resist and systematic cracking are the key to a beautiful art piece. The characteristic batik effect is created by cracking of wax on the lighter hues and seeping in of the darker colors though them.
The beautiful Batik painting depicts two village women engaged in gossips on their way to fetch water from the village well. A panoramic scene of an Indian village is manifest in the spectacular painting. Two cows are beautifully painted and another woman is bust at her daily work. Trees are also given a refine touch. The method of waxing and then dewaxing also adds some beauty in the painting.
The lady with flower on her left hand other wise looks nothing but the way she has been painted by the Batik artist has made a real difference. Sharp line formations and colour pattern have made the painting quite watch worthy. A beautiful combination of orange, white, black, and green has an additional impact in the painting. The method of putting wax on the painting and then removing them has given an additional beauty to the painting.
The leisure time of the couple has been painted by the Batik artist using vibrant colour patterns and strong lines. The lines used here are quite sharp and this gives a beautiful effect to the painting. Applying the wax resist and systematic cracking are the key to a beautiful art piece. The characteristic batik effect is created by cracking of wax on the lighter hues and seeping in of the darker colors though them. Once the wax is removed it leaves behind an impression of beauty.
Love blossoms in the moonlight night and the warmth of the heavenly experience is being painted in the Batik style by the artist. The boy and the girls embrace each other with a sense of warmth and love. The colour patterns in the painting has been quite impressive as both the boy and the girl have been treated with beautiful colours. The system of applying the wax resist system gives the painting a rare beauty.
The immortal love story between Sohni and Mahiwal has been treated in a most royal manner in the Batik painting. The sense of colour pattern and the method of dewaxing have added beauty to the painting. About Sohni Mahiwal-Sohni was the daughter of a potter named Tula, who lived in Punjab near the banks of the Chenab River. As soon as the Surahis (water pitchers) and mugs came off the wheels, she would draw floral designs on them and transform them into masterpieces of art. Izzat Biag, a rich trader from Balakh Bukhara, came to Hindustan for doing business. But when he saw the beautiful Sohni he was completely enchanted. He would end up buying the water pitchers and mugs everyday just to get a glimpse of Sohni. Sohni also fell in his love and soon started building castles of love in her dreams. Izzat Baig sent off his companions to Balakh Bukhara and started working as a servant in the house of Tula, the potter. Soon he was known as Mahiwal (cowherd). However, the society didn’t approve of their love. Her parents arranged her marriage with another potter. Sohni was helpless and in a poignant state. Her parents bundled her off in the doli (palanquin), but they could not pack off her love in any doli (box). Izzat Baig renounced the world and started living like a fakir (hermit) in a small hut across the river. He had forgotten his own land, his own people and his world. Taking refuge in the darkness of the night when the world was fast asleep Sohni would come by the riverside and Izzat Baig would swim across the river to meet her. He would regularly roast a fish and bring it for her. It is said that once due to high tide he could not catch fish, so he cut a piece of his thigh and roasted it. Seeing the bandage on his thigh, Sohni opened it, saw the wound and cried. From the next day Sohni started swimming across the river with the help of an earthen pitcher as Izzat Baig was so badly wounded, he could not swim across the river. Soon spread the rumours of their romantic rendezvous. One-day Sohni’s sister-in-law followed her and saw the hiding place where Sohni used to keep her earthen pitcher among the bushes. The next day her sister-in-law removed the hard baked pitcher and replaced it with an unbaked one. At night when Sohni tried to cross the river with the help of the pitcher, it dissolved in the water and Sohni was drowned. From the other side of the river Mahiwal saw Sohni drowning and jumped into the river. This was Sohni’s courage, which every woman of Punjab has recognized, applauded in songs: "Sohni was drowned, but her soul still swims in water..."The true, immortal love story has been crystallized in the Batik painting and it is a paradigm of love and beauty.
The two women are selling veena for their bread. Th etypical Batik painting has depicted the special effect due to the application of the dewaxing method. A rare sense of colour and the mastery over the patterns have been key to the beauty of the painting. The gracefulness and the innocent faces of the women have been aptly depicted. Their hands, bangles, drapery all have been treated with equal importance.
The spectacular Batik painting depicts the Indian Lady in a dancing posture. Sparkling eyes, dazzling jewelries, refine and colourful drapery make the painting a treasure for the art connoisseurs. Batik paintings are mostly centered on West Bengal, Orissa and Tamil Nadu in India and are known for their originality, uniqueness and finesse. Batik is the art of creating images on the cotton cloth using wax resist method.
- Product Code :1248
- Material :Cotton Cloth
- Size :36"x22"
Simple motifs such as this one with two women swinging in the monsoon season have been treated in such a creative manner that the entire painting has turned a unique creation. Thanks to the master artists of this form of paintings, where a deep sense of colour and pattern is essential to create effective painting, the Batik paiting stands out to be a vibrant painting. Sawan jhoola is associated all Indian music and art form and it portrays the significance of the season. In this form of art images are created on cotton cloth using wax resist method. Rice starch and wax resists were used for printing. The technique had lost its popularity because of tedious procedures of waxing and dewaxing. It was kept alive as a hobby by the aristocratic ladies and revived in 20th century.
- Product Code :4189
- Material :Cotton cloth, signed by artist
- Size :43" h x 32" w
The three ladies are dancing to the tune of the tables being played by the man. Sheer line formations and colour patterns have given the painting a beautiful impression. The method of removing the waxes from the painting has created a beautiful impression in the painting. Batik prints are very popular in traditional Indian art forum and these paintings from West Bengal, Orissa and Tamil Nadu are known for their originality, uniqueness and fineness. Batik is the art of creating images on the cotton cloth using wax resist method.
- Product Code :5450
- Material :Cotton Cloth
- Size :33"H x 47"W
The artist has painted a festive time on cotton cloth in this beautiful Batik painting. A lady is getting here nails painted by another one even as two beautiful peacocks are playing joyfully. Natural colours are nicely used here to give a pleasant impression. Yellow, red and black colours are nicely combined to create an overall impressive painting. Batik is an ancient art genre and it uses waxing and dewaxing method to create painting on cotton cloth. The technique is quite rigorous one as the final design must be conceived before the painting is started. A batik painter must have a thorough knowledge of colour pattern. He cannot separate one part of his design and complete it before moving on to the others as an artist in oils or water colour may; he must create his design in stages, each of which encompasses the whole picture. The selection of waxes is important to the quality of the finished batik. Paraffin and beeswax are the two waxes commonly used in batik and are usually combined in different proportions. This genre of painting celebrates the glory of colour and gaiety. Batik paintings are mostly centered on West Bengal, Orissa and Tamil Nadu in India and are known for their originality, uniqueness and finesse. Batik is the art of creating images on the cotton cloth using wax resist method. This kind of painting style involves three rigorous phases: waxing, dying and dewaxing and the method of waxing and again dewaxing give a spectacular spread on the painting.
- Product Code :3322
- Material :Cotton Cloth
- Size :44" x 32"
The blue monochromatic batik painting is inspired by a 10th century medieval Sculpture of famous Khajuraho temple in Central india, it is a beautiful lady needless to say a love letter. The world famous Khajuraho Temple is decorated with a profusion of sculptures that are among the greatest masterpieces of Indian art, the batik painter has tried to capture the beauty of the stone in the painting capturing the erotic nature which is prevalent in Khajuraho art.