Painting with Jain iconography & the cosmological chart
Note the extremely detailed Jambudwipa / Jambudweep with fish and turtles in the waves.
Note also the 3-tiered structure of the Lokpurush / Lok Purush / Lokapurush denoting the three Lokas of the Jain Universe.
Note the presence of saints and monks in the matrix depicting various tales.
Painted with a great amount of attention to detail.
Pigment on cotton. Some gold paint.
Edges have some fraying, minor distress spots.
Some holes along the edges where it might have been nailed to a frame.
Age not known
104 x 135 cm
This item has spent a lifetime being used for the purpose of its creation with the original artist/user.Signs of this life lived heartily may be present on the piece in the form of stains, thread loss, loose threads, holes, tears, color run and other imperfections.Therefore the condition must be assumed to be “not” perfect. More photos of such imperfections will be provided on request.
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