This one is inspired by one of the murals of Bai Pirojbai Dadabhoy Maneckji Vatcha Agiary (Mumbai/Bombay), India. Located on D.N. Road (formerly Hornby Row), Vatcha Agiary is one of the most visible Parsi fire temples in town. The Parsis are a small but rather prominent community of Zoroastrians originally from Persia (Iran). These fascinating murals of the two imposing winged creatures guarding the entrance resemble sculptures in Persepolis. Unfortunately, only members of the Parsi community are allowed inside the temple, but it is said to carry a fire that has been burning for 300 years. The illustration’s art deco architectural style combines modern art deco features with a modified classicism. It has an architectural drawing style because of original mural and line art style.
This is a great gift for house warming or for your own wall. A must buy souvenir to capture the Mumbai art deco era.
This illustration has been created by Jayesh Raut.