Antique Indian Shiva Cotton Tapestry

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Antique Indian Shiva Cotton Tapestry

PRESENTING A Glorious Antique Indian Shiva Cotton Tapestry.

We are of the impression that this is from the late 19th Century, circa 1880.

Made of Cotton and hand-painted with an graphic of Shiva, closely bejeweled with her third eye and an elaborate headress that curls and finishes in what surface to be lotus flowers and eco-friendly birds of paradise on possibly aspect. Her palms seem to be holding a hugely embellished bowl with lotus flower.

Extremely vibrant hues, but the age of the piece is evident from the minor discoloration as evidenced on the white pars in the pictures and the transference of what appears to be some red letters or script.

We believe this to be a very fascinating piece of Southeast Asian or Indian textile or tapestry and is most likely from Central India as the authentic collector seems to have had a &#8216link&#8217 with Central India, in that, most of the things he gathered have been from that location and most ended up bought by him at possibly Christie&#8217s or Sotheby&#8217s NY Auctions involving 1999 and 2008. (SEE OUR SOUTHEAST ASIAN ANTIQUITIES Portion FOR Extra Items FROM THIS Assortment).

Shiva (/ˈʃiːvə/ Sanskrit: शिव, Śiva, lit. the auspicious just one) also known as Mahadeva (lit. the terrific god) is a single of the principal deities of Hinduism. He is a single of the supreme beings within Shaivism, one particular of the big traditions inside contemporary Hinduism.

Shiva is known as “The Destroyer” in just the Trimurti, the Hindu trinity that includes Brahma and Vishnu. In Shaivism tradition, Shiva is a single of the supreme beings who makes, safeguards and transforms the universe. In the Shaktism tradition, the Goddess, or Devi, is explained as a single of the supreme, yet Shiva is revered together with Vishnu and Brahma. A goddess is mentioned to be the strength and creative power (Shakti) of each, with Parvati (Sati) the equal complementary husband or wife of Shiva. He is a single of the five equal deities in Panchayatana puja of the Smarta tradition of Hinduism.

In accordance to the Shaivism sect, the highest type of Ishvar is formless, limitless, transcendent and unchanging absolute Brahman, and the primal Atman (soul, self) of the universe. There are a lot of the two benevolent and fearsome depictions of Shiva. In benevolent areas, he is depicted as an omniscient Yogi who life an ascetic life on Mount Kailash as perfectly as a householder with wife Parvati and his two young children, Ganesha and Kartikeya. In his intense elements, he is frequently depicted slaying demons. Shiva is also known as Adiyogi Shiva, regarded as the patron god of yoga, meditation and arts.

The iconographical characteristics of Shiva are the serpent around his neck, the adorning crescent moon, the holy river Ganga flowing from his matted hair, the third eye on his forehead, the trishula or trident, as his weapon, and the damaru drum. He is usually worshipped in the aniconic form of Lingam. Shiva is a pan-Hindu deity, revered greatly by Hindus, in India, Nepaland Sri Lanka.


Antique Indian Shiva Cotton Tapestry.

Provenance: See previously mentioned. From a Dallas Private Assortment.

Issue: Great. Some color bleeding with age.

Proportions: 66 inches Tall and 43 inches wide

SALE Cost NOW: $2,500