Traditionally when there were not enough metal statues, poster of hand painted deities were popular.
Foomantra presents exclusively hand painted posters that has been painted by a family for generation. As technology as made possible shiner and colorful photos, these arts are at the cusp of disappearing. We are trying to protect these tradition and art.
More about Hand painted pictures of dieties:
Nepali people are very religious and they worship many gods / goddess in different occasions. One of the followed traditions on the day of Dashain (Ghtasthapana) hand painted pictures of Durga is pasted. A place of worship is established for nine days.
From the ancient times, Nepalis have been using hand painted prints to paste on the wall. These prints not only have a religious values, it also reflects the artistry and creativity of Nepalese art.
But with the digitalization, these hand painted prints are being replaced by digital photos. This present trend is devaluating the ancient ways of Nepali artist.
We should preserve these traditions as a respect for our artists and for showing the world the artistry of Nepal.
You can find these hand painted prints with various arts of gods and goddess like: Bhimsen, Laxmi, Ganesh, Durga.