Ramayana painting, Rama and Sita's marriage

Orissan painting is well known for its detailed line drawings and delicately decorated figures. There is a tradition of painting using bright colour, of which this is an example.Socially, Ramayana has played a very pivotal role in Indian society. This painting is of a living tradition, which has continued to date and has a popular following. This piece was specially commissioned for a patron.

Date/Period
20th century
Region
Orissa, east India
Dimension
Image size: L:76.8 x W:56.5
Accession No.
1997-00795
Material
Cotton
Collection of
Asian Civilisations Museum
Category
Paintings