Antique Jain Paintings, India

August 13, 2011

Jainism as a religion has harmony with all elements of nature as one of the core beliefs. Non violence, minimalistic living and compassion are values central to its philosophy. All its followers are gentle people. The community is probably one of the wealthiest in India, yet they live quiet austere lives.

A few examples of the amazing Jain religious paintings on cloth.

[Exhibits at the Asian Civilisations Museum, Singapore]



“Lokapurush”

These images are of exhibits at the Asian Civilisations Museum.

To see some paintings from the early-mid 20th century paintings with Jain motifs please click (AFP-507, AFP 430 & AFP-431)

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August 2011

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