A wise and kind sloth bear bearing the gift of long life and divine foresight. In his previous life, Jambavan was the King of the Himalayas. He was a brilliant leader, an able strategist, and formidable opponent to the most fierce demons. Jambavan is commonly portrayed as a strong, but gentle servant to the greater good. He reminds us all to slow down and to live a life of service to others, just as he did before retiring to the forest as a wise, old bear.
This print is part of a 12 part series called Forbidden Forest: an exhibition celebrating the art of storytelling through a series of illustrations of ancient South Asian mythological creatures.
Humble Raja is the name of the Toronto-based design shop Bhavesh & Reena Mistry created as husband and wife. We are both designers who grew up in Canada in South-Asian households. We were always intrigued by our culture, the traditions and the many stories passed down by our elders. Humble Raja explores and shares our culture through graphic design and illustration.
This is a gallery-quality giclée art print on 100% cotton rag archival paper, printed with archival inks. Each art print is listed by sheet size and features a minimum one-inch border.