An ambitious and arrogant buffalo-headed king who was granted a boon that convinced him he could evade death by man, overlooking the fact that a woman could (and did) take him down. The legend of Mahishasura cautions us against chauvinistic behaviour, the greed of our ambitions and the false sense of security rooted in arrogance.
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.