SEED HOLDER BIJNI Madhya Pradesh India agricultural engraved seed spreader wood carved

ETHNOFLORENCE

INDIAN AND HIMALAYAN

FOLK AND TRIBAL ARTS

2008 2019

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SEED HOLDER BIJNI

This press photo is a recent acquisition to my collection. It’s an interesting document.

1966 ii - copy

SEED HOLDER BIJNI Madhya Pradesh, India. Photo credit Gene Graham & Ethnoflorence Archive Collection Schede no 604; 602; 603; 650; 605; 606. Side carved with the couple in the act of plowing and sowing.

 

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Close up of typical farm family and their homemade combination plow and seeder for planting wheat. This picture was taken in Madhya Pradesh.  Picture Credit Gene Graham

The act of plowing and sowing immortalized in this photograph taken in 1966 in Madhya Pradesh reproduces exactly the
iconography’s high-relief historiated of one of the sides of the instrument for sowing typical of this area.

side 1

SEED HOLDER BIJNI Madhya Pradesh, India.  Ethnoflorence Archive Collection Schede no 604; 602; 603; 650; 605; 606. Side carved with the couple in the act of plowing and sowing.

On the other three
sides a Nandi is generally reproduced on two sides and on the fourth one an image of Ganesh.

side 2

SEED HOLDER BIJNI Madhya Pradesh, India.  Ethnoflorence Archive Collection Schede no 604; 602; 603; 650; 605; 606. Side carved with Ganesh effigy.

side 1 2 3 4

SEED HOLDER BIJNI Madhya Pradesh, India. Ethnoflorence Archive Collection Schede no 604; 602; 603; 650; 605; 606. General view of the carved sides.

602

SEED HOLDER BIJNI Madhya Pradesh, India. Ethnoflorence Archive Collection Schede no 602

603

SEED HOLDER BIJNI Madhya Pradesh, India. Ethnoflorence Archive Collection Schede no 603

604

SEED HOLDER BIJNI Madhya Pradesh, India. Ethnoflorence Archive Collection Schede no 604

605

SEED HOLDER BIJNI Madhya Pradesh, India. Ethnoflorence Archive Collection Schede no 605

606

SEED HOLDER BIJNI Madhya Pradesh, India. Ethnoflorence Archive Collection Schede no 606

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SEED HOLDER BIJNI Madhya Pradesh, India. Ethnoflorence Archive Collection Schede no 650

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651

SEED HOLDER BIJNI Madhya Pradesh, India. Ethnoflorence Archive Collection, Scheda no 651

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