Make your bid to support local art

Aug 21, 2012, 08:22 IST | Ruchika Kher

If tribal art and Indian folk collectibles manage to pique your imagination you must head to an auction of Indian Folk and Tribal Art and Objects.

This auction will showcase a selection of unique artworks and artefacts representative of the contemporary visual culture and artistic practices of the country’s many folk and tribal groups. With a total of 75 objects, the auction includes paintings, sculptures, masks, jewellery and functional items from around the country.

Gond artist Jangarh Singh Shyam’s  work, which is acrylic on canvas

The auction catalogue brings together an extensive and attractively priced range of Indian folk and tribal art, with great aesthetic value and timeless appeal, providing an opportunity for avid collectors and first-time buyers to acquire pieces that showcase India’s rich artistic heritage and diverse cultural identity.

The auction features several exceptional works by Gond artists, Warli artists and other tribal artists. The auction also includes traditional wooden masks from Kerala and Karnataka, tribal jewellery including a pair of gilded silver Akota earrings from Gujarat and silver anklets from Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh, and a selection of functional objects like a toddy vessel and a bell-metal paan box.

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