Kolkata Durga Puja tour 2015 - theme on Bengali folk art on clay

Artistic theme on clay

Deva Ganesha greeted us from the gate top. I could discern the theme would be on clay, my favorite.

Deva Ganesha invites, Kolkata Durga Puja 2015

 

Standing below the awning of the gate the huge welcoming mythical figure looked a bit awesome, but nevertheless it was a pleasing visual.

 

Colorful opening to the courtyard, Kolkata Durga Puja 2015

 

The milling crowd looked like pygmies in front of the huge figure.

Rising figure above the entrance, Kolkata Durga Puja 2015

 

The sky-high welcoming figure with clay lamp in hand looked far ahead. We proceeded towards the entrance to the inner sanctum.

 

Welcome with clay lamp in hand, Kolkata Durga Puja 2015

 

Inside, the small happy family caught my eye first. Lovely curves and soft colors. We grew up with Bengali clay art and didn't expect to meet such a beautiful piece all on a sudden.

 

Lovely little family, folk art on clay, Kolkata Durga Puja 2015

 

We payed homage to the Devi, serene, assuring rejuvenation.

 

Devi Durga extends rejuvenation, Kolkata Puja 2015

 

Looking above, the beauty of the roof held my attention. I never thought a roof could be made so attractive with cheap clay pottery and intelligent lighting.

 

Beautiful roof made of clay pottery, Kolkata Durga Puja 2015

 

On the way out the tribal family I couldn't ignore.

 

Mother with child, folk art on clay, Kolkata Durga Puja 2015

 

Overall the beautiful clay art invoked long lost pleasurable memories.