Trident with Shiva as Ardhanari (Half-Woman) ca. 1050, Chola dynasty, South India. A Shiva Shakti sculpture almost a thousand years old celebrating the Oneness of the Divine Feminine and Divine Masculine.
Tanjore paintings also known as Tanjavur paintings have decorated the walls of temples, palaces and homes since the chola dynasty(17th century). Deeply rooted in tradition, Tanjore paintings depict divine Gods and Goddesses of the Hindu pantheon in rich vibrant colors.<br><br> Notable for the adornment of semi-precious stones and 22 karat gold foils, the creation of a Tanjore Paintings involves a lot of dedication and several stages of meticulous artwork. <br> <br>