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Folio from a Ragamala Series: Kamodini RaginiEnlarge image

Folio from a Ragamala Series: Kamodini Ragini, 18th century

Unknown (Indian, Rajasthan, Bundi-Kota - 18th century)

opaque watercolour on laminated paper
27.1 x 19.6 cm
Gift of Max Tanenbaum, Toronto, 1979
National Gallery of Canada (no. 23590)

Kamodini is one of the six original "ragini" in the female mode, played early at night. Her personification is shown in the form of a young woman adorned with jewels and carrying flowers. Here she is accompanied by peacocks as she waits for her lover in a forest.




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