Art Number 873
Artwork Title Marigold Fields - 5
Artist Name Chitra Vaidya
Medium Mixed Media on Paper
Size 7 x 10.5 inches (17.78 x 26.67 cm)
Price SOLD
Information This painting of Marigold fields is part of artist Chitra Vaidya's series of floral paintings. The botanical name is Tagetes. The marigold was regarded as the flower of the dead in pre-Hispanic Mexico, parallel to the lily in Europe, and is still widely used in the Day of the Dead celebrations. The marigold is very significant in Nepalese culture, where marigold garlands are used almost in every household, especially during the Tihar festival. It is always sold in the markets for daily worships and rituals. The marigold is also widely cultivated in India and Thailand, particularly the species T. erecta, T. patula, and T. tenuifolia. Vast quantities of marigolds are used in garlands and decoration for weddings, festivals, and religious events.

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