Kite Painting No. 2


This kite is a contemporary work of art by the son of a prolific tantra painter in Jaipur. While it has some of the visual characteristics of a yantra symbol, it is not recognized as tantra art but rather as an ode to one of the most celebrated festivals in India.

In India, the kite symbolizes high aspirations and an elevated vision. During Makar Sankranti (or Uttarayan), flying a kite is an important ritual. The kite festival happens every year when winter ends and spring begins, with the sun moving into Capricorn. It represents the start of a new season. This painting was found in Jaipur, India.

Materials: gouache on paper

Measurements: 14.5 x 9 in. framed

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