Thursday, August 31, 2006

Goddess image construction live at British Museum

Durga: Creating an image of the goddess
12 August – 27 September 2006
British Museum
Great Court
Admission free
Open daily 10.00 – 17.30,
late Thursdays & Fridays until 20.30

The Great Court will be the venue for the creation by West Bengali craftsmen of a spectacular image of the goddess Durga killing the buffalo-headed demon Mahisha. The image will be created using straw, clay and paint, and visitors will be able to view the whole process, from the construction of the initial wooden structure, to the painting of the giant figures on the tableau. This is a chance to witness the incredible skills of the West Bengali craftsmen creating the Durga; a sight rarely seen outside of Bengal.

Click here to read more about the construction.

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