FAUX IVORY PAINTINGS
KRISHNA-SHAMLI- The Eternal Life Force
The story of Krishna and Shamli is immortal, and is often the inspiration in books and films of Hindu culture. One will often find a painting of the two of them in people’s homes, symbolizing devotion: Unsolicited Bhakti.
Folk Art is a rich valuable symbol of culture and history of various communities. It depicts in the simplest of ways, how a particular community comes to be, and what its beliefs are shaped by.
Thousands of communities have had their own Folk Art forms for tens of centuries, wherein older generations have passed their knowledge to the younger ones.
At Irris, we are sure these Arts are important for society. The stories, heritage and values they impart, are pillars of our wisdom and knowledge. Their beauty fits in wonderfully with all kinds of spaces, especially transitional and contemporary, and moreover, teaches the younger generation of a time, when everything was made at home, by hand.
We therefore, travel, look out for special communities, collect, curate and commission. With this, we launch our painting collection with the Bengal Patachitra and Kalighat School of Art.