Portrait of a Bheel Tribal Girl

Portrait of a Bheel Tribal Girl

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The beautiful portrait of the Bheel girl is given a refine and detail treatment in the traditional dhokra format. The portrait reveals a deep sense of gravity of womanhood. Bheel tribes are predominent in Madhya Pradesh and other Central Indian states. Dhokra (meaning "oldest,") is a crafting tradition dating as far back as 2000 B.C. and this art is mainly associated with the tribal groups of northern India. Myriad images are cast in the dhokra tradition as artisans preserve their millenary culture, custom and belief through the wondrous pieces they create.

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The beautiful portrait of the Bheel girl is given a refine and detail treatment in the traditional dhokra format. The portrait reveals a deep sense of gravity of womanhood. Bheel tribes are predominent in Madhya Pradesh and other Central Indian states. Dhokra (meaning "oldest,") is a crafting tradition dating as far back as 2000 B.C. and this art is mainly associated with the tribal groups of northern India. Myriad images are cast in the dhokra tradition as artisans preserve their millenary culture, custom and belief through the wondrous pieces they create.

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