Fascinating Deer Man


Seeking inspiration from the fantasies of animal-headed Gods and Goddesses, the Gond craftsman has created this deer-headed warrior. This antique figurine fascinates because of its half-animal and half-man look.

With eleven million people, Gonds are the second largest tribe in Central India. The Gonds are also known as the Raj Gonds. The term was widely used in 1950s, but has now become almost obsolete because Gond Rajas don’t exist anymore. Through their works, the Gond artists seek to preserve the disappearing Gond environment and their longstanding heritage of tales and legends.

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