AMNH 70.2/1116 Adiparwa: Burning of Khandawa forest

Depicts the Adiparwa narrative

Painted in Selat - Dated 1850 to 1900

Adiparwa. Burning of the forest by Arjuna, showing Arjuna and the two servants going into the forest and firing arrows etc. which kill various birds, but also a flying snake and even dragon-flys. See also AMNH 70.2/1112 for the continuation of this story. 19th century ider-ider not in the Kamasan style (not especially because of air motifs in back-ground).
22.5 cm x 274 cm
Cloth (cotton), Pigment

  • Currently in the Collection of the American Museum of Natural History

  • Previously in the Colin McPhee Collection


    AMNH 70.2/1112 Adiparwa: Burning of Khandawa forest

    Depicts the Adiparwa narrative

    Painted in Selat - Dated 1850 to 1900

    Adiparwa.
    From the end of the Adiparwa, showing the burning of the Khandawa forest by Arjuna. This is the second in a series of two ider-ider showing this story, the other one being AMNH 70.2/1116. In the first scene of 1112, (left end) Agni is shown talking to two birds who have escaped the burning and are appealing to him for help. At the other end of the painting, Agni is shown going to his fellow god, Indra. Although of high quality and a 19th century work, this painting does not appear to be strictly in the Kamasan style, and has, e.g. unusual depictions of follower figures.; ;
    22 cm x 283 cm
    Cloth, Pigment