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Kapil Jariwala is an independent curator and art dealer specialising in Oceanic, Indian, Tribal and Contemporary art. The gallery was established in 1986 and has been mounting diverse exhibitions ever since both in Europe and the USA.
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Shrinathji Picchhavai Morakuti Krishna dancing with peacocks (detail)
Area: Nathdwara, Rajasthan, India
Period: C. 1880
Technic: Pigment and silver on cloth
Dimension: 171 x 184 cm
Origin: Ex Private Collection, Hudson, New York, USA
Copyright: Kapil Jariwala Gallery, photo Mark Colliton
The Morakuti pichhvais are used in the temple at Nathdwara and elsewhere during the monsoon season. Morakuti is a small village in Braj near Barsana, in modern day Uttar Pradesh, the legendary home and birth place of Radha - Krishna's consort. The Morakuti pichhvai is filled with dancing peacocks. It is associated with the rainy season because at the first clap of thunder, the peacock spreads his magnificent tail feathers for the courting dance – his shrill cry and handsome feather display attracts the peahen.