Hindu Apsara tapestry - Tied silk - India - 1950-1959
Particularly decorative Indian Hindu 'Aspara' tapestry made of beautiful tie-dyed silk from the 1950s. Professionally framed in a partly gilded oak frame. We see an Aspara, a heavenly nymph offering flowers. One of the first representations of this scene can be found in a fresco in the fortified citadel of Sigiriya in Sri Lanka.
In Buddhist and Hindu mythology, an apsara is an immortal, heavenly nymph. Apsaras are beautiful young women, heavenly dancers and irresistible seductresses. In mythology, the apsaras often play the role of temptresses, especially ascetics. Hindus believe that asceticism can give a person spiritual energy, but sexual relations destroy this energy. Ascetics therefore live exclusively celibate lives. The apsaras try to seduce ascetics on behalf of the god Indra, to whom successful ascetics pose a threat.
Status report: in good condition
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