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Sun and moon : folk tales

Author: Gita Wolf
Publisher: [Madras, India] : Tara Books Private Limited, [2016] ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The sun is life and the moon is time (Ramsingh Urveti) Why is the sun so burningly hot, while the moon stays cool and serene? (Durga Bai) -- They need each other, to be complete. In our tradition, we think of the sun as male and the moon as female (Bhajju Shyam) Part of everyday life, yet rich in symbolic meaning, renderings of the sun and the moon are present in all folk and tribal art traditions of India.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Art
Folklore
In art
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gita Wolf
ISBN: 9789383145447 9383145447
OCLC Number: 960090888
Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 x 29 cm
Responsibility: by various artists ; Concept: Gita Wolf ; Design: Catriona Maciver ; Production: C. Arumugam

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Here, for the first time, is a collection of unusual stories and exquisite art from some of the finest living artists, on the most universal of themes: sun and moon.  Read more...

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