• A city accessible to everyone Quick View
  • A folktale of Anjur Quick View
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    • In the popular folktale ‘Tale of Anjur’, seven brothers return from a foreign land to find that their sister Anjur has undergone great torment from her sisters-in-law. In this scene, just as her brothers arrive on horseback to her rescue, Anjur is washing a blanket that a sister-in-law had told her to turn from black to white.
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  • A Maithil woman’s household work Quick View
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    • A Maithil woman’s household work
    • Traditionally women of the Maithil culture veiled their faces with their sari (anchara) when they went out in public and met strangers. At the top left, Rebti shows an image of herself opening the veil of her sari and then all the types of work that she and other women must do. The second image from the left shows her…
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  • A motorbike, imagined Quick View
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    • Komal incorporates traditional Maithil images of fish, a symbol of auspiciousness, into the seat and wheels of her imaginary motorcycle. A symbol of good luck, a coconut sitting on top of an earthen pot, is placed in front of the steering wheel.
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  • A motorbike, imagined Quick View
  • A motorcyclist performing stunt Quick View
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    • When Madhumala visited a fun fair she saw a popular form of entertainment: a daredevil motorcyclist racing at high speed around the wall of a cylindrical structure. Such a structure is called the “Well of Death.” The audience looks down from above as the motorcyclist circles up the vertical wall, held in place by centrifugal force. In depicting the motorcycle…
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  • A Strolling Goat Quick View
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    • A Strolling Goat
    • Rebti gives imaginary patterns and colors to a village goat. Families typically raise goats for meat, and the goats are often marked with hand prints made with pink powdered dye in order to distinguish the owners.
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  • A tailor’s daily life Quick View
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    • A tailor’s daily life
    • Pano depicts the life of a modern woman who uses tools and machines requiring electric or battery power. In the upper left, in her free time, the woman listens to the radio. Here her son is calling to her daughter to come listen as well. In her house she also makes a phone call, irons a shirt and sews a…
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  • A tailor’s tools and materials Quick View
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    • A tailor’s tools and materials
    • Rajkumari’s painting is inspired by what she sees in the sewing section at the JWDC. The hands are covered with patterns resembling mehandi, the decoration made on hands and feet during festivals and occasions such as marriage.
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  • A tailor’s work place Quick View
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    • A tailor’s work place
    • Pano’s paintings of modern life have a surreal quality, with objects like irons, sewing machines and scissors being out of proportion and dwarfing their users. In this painting a woman sews a shirt with her giant sewing machine. Huge buttons are strung like lights above her house.
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  • A tiger riding a bicycle Quick View
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    • A tiger riding a bicycle
    • Sudhira paints a favorite Maithil image of a tiger, but untraditionally puts it on a bicycle. The tiger represents auspiciousness and is the vehicle of goddess Durga. 
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