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Pichvai or devotional shrine hanging, FRAMED
Krishna & Attendants Standing At the River with Heavenly Vimans Overhead in Sun & Moon Filled Sky
Deccan plateau, India
19th C.
metal leaf and pigment on cloth
72'' W x 87'' H

The pichvai (picha &mdash; back, and vai &mdash; of) is a hanging cloth displayed behind the statue of a deity. In the 15th century the cult of bhakti, or devotion, swept over India... <a href="/stories-descriptions/indian-pichvai-depicting-krishna">Read more</a>