Thursday, July 20, 2017

Karnataka's magical wooden idols at new art show

THE INDIAN EXPRESS
These magical wooden puppets allow one to have a glimpse at the cultural aspects of Karnataka. Sculptures include puppets of lord Shiva, lord Vishnu among many others and colour the ambience of the gallery to a religious one.
NEW DELHI---A melting pot of cultures, the quaint Kannal village in Koppal district of Karnataka is known for its treasures of folk music and dance, and art and craft traditions that date back to ancient India. One such art form popularly known as "Gombe" or the wooden sculptures is being showcased at an ongoing exhibition at Art Konsult gallery in Hauz Khas here. Titled, "Gombe", the show organised by MATI (Management of Art Treasures of India) has on display sculptures that are replicas of the traditional Hindu temples and idols in southern India. The exhibition is set to continue till July 22. [More]