Fierce and loyal, golden lions guard a blossoming bhodi ("bo") tree. It is also known as the "enlightened" tree, for it is said Buddha achieved enlightenment while meditating beneath one. Painting with acrylics, Parinya Nanjai creates a composition of admirable artistry that is framed with rain tree wood.
About the Artist: Thai artisan Parinya Nanjai says about his art: ‘We can essentially learn about art on our own, through everything that surrounds us -- nature, culture, everything. A few years of art in the technical school taught me to love painting and I know this to be my vocation. I prefer the northern Thai style because I was born here; it‘s always in my way of thinking and in my heart. I paint from my own thoughts, and the Lanna style is always on my mind.‘
The Parinya Nanjai Artisan Collection is brought to you by Novica in Association with National Geographic. This beautiful piece was handcrafted by Parinya Nanjai in Thailand. An artisan story card will be included with your purchase.
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girl swings on the trunk of a friendly elephant. She is dressed in her traditional costumes including her head ornament. Oraphat sets a cheerful mood with this colorful acrylic on canvas, featuring her unique nanf style. The ...