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"Aronai with Serja" is a unique piece of artwork that represents the tribal music instrument of the Bodo tribe in Assam. Created using the Etching & Aquatint medium, this impressive piece measures 22 x 28 inch in size. The Bodo tribe, indigenous to Assam, has a rich cultural heritage that includes traditional music and dance. The Aronai and Serja are two important things used by the tribe. The Aronai is a traditional fali worn by both the Bodo men and women. Mostly used as a ceremonial scarf. On the other hand, the serja, is a percussion instrument made from wood which somewhat resembles a violin. It is made of Ejar (Lagerstroemia speciosa) tree, has a more delicate and melodic sound. It is often used to convey emotions and feelings of longing and love. Having their own unique sound and style. When comparing the two, it can be likened to a couple in a relationship, each bringing their own distinct qualities to the table. Just as in a couple, they complement the other, creating a harmonious blend of sound and emotion. When Aronai resemble of protection, welcome guests and for felicitations other side serja are played a beautiful and unique expression of music. Overall, "Aronai with Serja" serves as a tribute to the heritage of the Bodo tribe and highlights the importance of preserving and celebrating traditional art forms. Through this artwork, the artist has created a visually striking representation of the cultural significance of the Aronai and Serja in the Bodo community.

Size: 28 x 22 Inch

Meet the Artist

Juri Basumatary

Juri Basumatary, a talented artist from the Bodo tribe in Bijni, a remote tribal area of Assam, she completed her Bachelor of fine art in graphics from Kokrajhar music and fine art college, Assam and Master of Fine arts in graphics from Indira Kala Sangeet Vishwavidyalaya, Khairagarh, Chhattisgarh. Brings a unique and captivating perspective to her artistic endeavors by integrating her strong tribal background into her works. By drawing inspiration from native cultural stories and themes, she showcases the rich heritage and traditions of her community in a way that mesmerizes and intrigues her audience.

Exploring the cultural tapestry of Assam, where she belongs, Juri’s surrealistic artwork seeks to intertwine traditional elements with imaginative twists. Through the use of vibrant colors and dreamlike scenarios, her pieces aim to evoke a sense of wonder and invite viewers to immerse themselves in the mystical realms where culture and creativity converge in a harmonious dance. One of Juri’s favorite themes is the lotus, a symbol of peace and calmness that resonates deeply with her. Through her art, she aims to capture the essence of happiness and warmth that the lotus represents, infusing her work with a sense of serenity and tranquility. Additionally, Juri finds inspiration in the traditional music of her tribe, which adds a dreamlike quality to her creations and enhances the overall aesthetic. Silence is another theme that Juri seeks to convey through her art, using visual imagery to express the stillness and introspection that can be found in moments of quiet contemplation. By incorporating elements of nature, traditional symbolism, and personal reflections into her work, Juri creates a unique artistic experience that resonates with audiences on a deep and emotional level. Juri Basumatary’s artistic talent and creative vision are a testament to the richness and diversity of indigenous cultures in Assam. Through her bold exploration of traditional themes and her ability to infuse her artwork with personal meaning and emotion, Juri shines a spotlight on the beauty and intricacies of her tribal heritage, captivating viewers with her unique perspective and storytelling

Artwork Specs

Size 28 x 22 Inch
Medium Etching & Aquatint
Artwork Care Do not wash
Packaging Details Box packing, Bubble wrap