Devotees worshipping a fakir covered with hair and henna markings, all naked but for white dhotis, seated on a mat Rajasthan, perhaps Bikaner, late 18th Century
gouache on paper, red and yellow borders, in mount 281 x 203 mm.
Strange sights are amongst the endless joys of India and this particular fakir and group of holy men gives both delight and interest to the picture's beholder. For comparison see S. C. Welch, Room for Wonder, New York 1978, nos. 11 and 32.