This Miniature Painting is of Traditional Musician of India - A Saint (Sadhu) Playing Ektara. Ektara (Literally 'one-string', also called iktar, ektar, yaktaro gopichand, tun tuna) is a one-string instrument most oftenused in traditional music from India. In origin the ektara was a regular string instrument of wandering bards and minstrels from India and is plucked with one finger. The ektara isa drone lute consisting of a gourd resonator covered with skin, through which a bamboo neck is inserted. The Iktara is commonly used in kirtan chanting, which is a Hindu devotionalpractice of singing the divine names and mantras in an ecstatic call and response format. The Ektara is used by Sadhus, or wandering holy men and for Sufi chantingas well as by the Bauls of Bengal.
This is a Handmade Indian Miniature Painting on Handmade Paper with the use of Other materials like Selfmade Brushes from Squirrels Hairs, Moulded Wooden Frame (without glass) & Paper Mounting. This is a centuries old rare art and will adorn any decor and is ideal for Display, Collection & Gifting purpose. This Painting is made by Mr. Tilak Gitai who is a renowned artist from Jaipur, India and has got many prestigious awards & recognition in India & abroad for his work. India has been the home of arts and crafts sinceprimitive times and painting is no exception to this fact. Indians knew the art of painting since prehistoric times. Indian paintings like Miniatures paintings, Thangka paintings,Madhubani paintings, Warlis paintings, Tanjore paintings and various others are now an art freak's greatest temptation. Painted geometric designs and symbols have also beenfound on pottery items belonging to the Indus valley civilization, while the medieval period is remembered for the Persian styled miniature paintings introduced by the Mughals.