Pipal Leaves – Then and Now
I found a lot fascinating at the Ripley’s Believe It Or Not Museum in Ocean City, Maryland. Here’s another item:
EAST INDIAN LEAF PAINTING
Sacred to Hindus and Buddhists, the leaves of the pipal or bho tree, are often used in India by folk artists as canvasses to paint miniature accounts of historical or religious scenes, Believe It or Not!
Upon research, I found this practice continues today. Though…the technique, not to mention the content, appears to be a little more modern. : )
Michael Jackson Pipal Leaf, one of many designs from InALeaf.com.
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