Tiger in Indian Art

Tiger Finial from the Throne of Tippoo Sultan (1750-1799), Mysore India, Circa 1790. Gold inlaid with Diamonds, Rubies and Emeralds

Composite man and tiger, late Mughal, Shah Alam period, late 18th cent.

Tiger Approaching a Waterhole, Kotah, c. 1790

Early 18th century – “Hindu Goddess Durga fighting Mahishasura, the buffalo-demon, astride her tiger.”

Raghuraj Singh hunting tigers Datia” 1800-1855

“Brahmin Kneeling Before Two Tigers” – Kalighat Painting, Kolkata, India, 1875

Tiger Head in Acrylic Medium by Ajay Singh Peelwa

Tiger in Acrylic Medium by Ajay Singh Peelwa

Tiger in Watercolor Medium by Ajay Singh Peelwa

Tiger in Mixed Media by Ajay Singh Peelwa

Tiger Riders – Jhuma Sharma Roy

Tiger – Jhuma Sharma Roy

Big Tiger and Antelopes – Gurupada Chitrakar – West Bengal, India c.2007. Water-based paint on paper

Gond Painting – Tiger – Rajendra Shyam – Patangarh, Madhya Pradesh State, India – 2012

Gond Painting – Tiger and Tree – Rajendra Shyam – Patangarh, Madhya Pradesh State, India – 2013

“Spirit’s Tiger” 1998. Drawing on paper by Gond artist Jangarh Singh Shyam

Gond Painting – Tiger and Deer – Rajendra Shyam Kumar – Patangarh, Madhya Pradesh State, India 2013. Acrylic and ink on handmade paper

Tigers (1995), paintings by Gond artist Jangarh Singh Shyam, oil and silkscreen

“Tiger Woman” – Kalighat painting by Kalam Patua

Tigers Cave, rock-cut Hindu temple complex located in the hamlet of Saluvankuppam near Mahabalipuram in Tamil Nadu, considered to be one of the Mahabalipuram rock-cut temples constructed by the Pallavas in the 8th century AD

Tiger and Woman – 10 to 12th century AD, Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh

Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Victoria Terminus The Tiger Statue On One Entrance Gate Represents India

Tiger Statue at the Maharaja’s Palace in Mysore (Karnataka)

Artist Rekha Rodwittiya’s tiger in Central Park, New Delhi

Indian Tiger  – Sukarma Thareja – collage on a vinyl flag

Pulikali or Tiger Dance during Onam, annual harvest festival, in the southern Indian state of Kerala

Tiger Murals

Street Art in Bangalore

Street Art in Mumbai

Street Art in Mumbai

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And dont forget Join WWF to Save Tigers Now :

A hundred years ago there were 100,000 tigers in the wild. Today there are as few as 3,200.

Why are tigers disappearing?
Illegal Trade : poaching to feed consumer demand for tiger body parts, mostly for use in traditional Asian medicines and folk remedies.
Deforestation : as more and more forests are cleared for paper and palm oil, tiger habitat disappears daily.

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