Water Carriers

Haren Das

Water Carriers




4.7 x 6.7 in. / 11.9 x 17.0 cm.


Woodcut on paper

One of the finest printmakers of India, Haren Das worked exclusively in the medium when it was considered less creative than painting. Among other things, his work embodies a deep identification with the rural folk, and nostalgia for the land he had lost due to politically-forced migration. The woodcut here celebrates the role of women as providers of water for their families, while at the same time, it highlights the sun-drenched lushness of rural Bengal. Details such as the thatched roofs, women crowding around the tap, one walking away in the distance, make it a charming work.

Water Carriers
Water Carriers
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Art Artist Names Single Haren Das

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