Rabi Biswas :: Ritual Poush alpona
This is a traditional winter harvest based alpona painted during in the month of Poush (Dec-Jan). It depicts symbols of a fecund harvest as well as agricultural implements. Traditional alpona reproduced by Rabi Biswas on canvas treated with a paste of cowdung and mud. The paint is a paste of khari mati or rice powder and gum extracted from the Bael fruit . Rice powder gives a brighter look.
Date : March 14, 2014
Location : Nadia, West Bengal
Source : Rabi Biswas
Copyright : Rabi Biswas @2013
Subject : Alpona