The exotic temple culture of India comes alive through this beautifully illustrated, die-cut model of a temple courtyard complete with altar and figures of Krishna, the cowherd boys and girls, cows and monkeys. Several prayers and songs provide a glimpse into the magical lives and daily worship of the inhabitants of the sacred city associated with Krishna. As an introduction to the culture of India for children three to thirteen, it has no peer. Includes: One Garuda Stambha, Ten play figures, Six village animal playmates, Seven paraphernalia items used in Hindu ceremonies, Tulsi Devi, Three songs, Three prayers and Four different activities. An introductory story and easy-to-follow instructions for performing puja included.
Kim’s distinctive paintings and illustrations draw freely from Indian spiritual imagery, Persian miniature painting, Medieval and Renaissance illumination, Celtic folklore and Victorian book design. Her unique combination of Western alchemical symbols and intricate borders introduces the viewer to a rich and intruiging fantasy world. Kim Waters has produced major works with her voluminous Illuminations from the Bhagavad Gita; The Butter Thief; Enchanted Tales, and numerous book illustrations and private commissions.