Eyes on the Peacock's tail
n the beginning, the peacock had no markings on its shimmering blue-green tail. The sun king's daughter sees this beautiful creature one day and promptly falls in love. Much against her father's wishes, she marries the peacock. What happens then and how, finally, the peacock gets ‘eyes' on its tail is what this story from Rajasthan is all about. The brilliant illustrations are adapted from the traditional parh cloth paintings of Rajasthan. Reds, yellows and oranges dominate the frame.