“Kusum brings Mother Sakhrabai to visit the Artist” – Rasa Masterpiece


Rasa Masterpiece “Kusum brings Mother Sakhrabai to visit the Artist”- by Mumbiram

A Flagship of Rasa Renaissance

  • 90 x 120 cm

Collector’s Item

High Quality Canvas Print

individually signed by Mumbiram


Collector’s Item Canvas Print of Original Masterpiece “Kusum brings Mother Sakhrabai to visit the Artist” by Mumbiram

The Pulindya forest women used to host Krishna in the caves of the Govardhan mountain.Here Mumbiram is hosting his favorite Muses in his legendary atelier alongside the crowded vegetable market place of Pune.
Such ecstatic switching of roles between Krishna and his lovers takes place in the esoteric Prema Vivarta mood of Krishna devotees. In the Prema Vivarta state, even mundane everyday affairs remind the lover of Krishna something about Krishna’s dealings in his eternal abode Goloka.

90 x 120 cm
High Quality Canvas Print
individually signed by Mumbiram

This is a collector’s item and you will get your Rasa Masterpiece individually signed by Artist Mumbiram. 

Rasa Appreciation of original charcoal masterpiece 

by Mumbiram


“Kusum brings her Mother Sakhrabai to visit the Artist”

(Charcoal on cotton-rag hand-made paper, Pune 1984, Mumbiram)

Sakhrabai had migrated from rural Mungi-Paithan to Pune as a teenager with her father and family and settled in what would become an urban slum. They were from the Matang (Mang) untouchable caste that salvaged bones and skins from animal carcasses. Kusum was her eldest daughter. Kusum went into the city with other girls in the neighbourhood to collect paper and plastic refuse as well as metal scrap from construction sites. It was an adventure fraught with danger for teenage girls. Kusum was the leader of her group.

She is a tall dark, strongly built, attractive teenager. She had a variety of suitors. That included a young Englishman that was once a disciple of Osho-Rajneesh, a Muslim boy from a neighboring slum besides a fellow rag-picker who dressed as a girl. Kusum’s father had already got a boy from his relatives to marry her. Kusum had driven that boy away. Kusum had kept all this from Mubiram the artist who also liked her. 

“Kusum brings her Mother Sakhrabai to visit the Artist”, Mumbiram, Charcoal, 1984, Pune Detail Kusum2

Kusum and her gang became regular visitors to Mumbiram’s atelier at the downtown vegetable market place. He was hospitable, gracious and generous. Kusum kept it like that. He was the kind of man to take mama to meet. Nothing hanky panky. Here Kusum is seen sharing Mumbiram‘s art with her mother. Kusum has been Mumbiram’s favourite muse and inspired many a classic of Rasa Renaissance Art.

Mumbiram’s romantic life style and his Art are amazingly intertwined.

This charcoal rendering has been included in an anthology of Mumbiram’s other charcoal renderings depicting loving couples sharing their book reading experience. This anthology is titled ‘Book Readers, Love on the Gutenberg Galaxy’.

Mumbiram’s original charcoal rendering is in private collection in Sydney Australia since 1990.