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Tanjore paintings, a beautiful amalgamation of art and craft

Tanjore paintings, a beautiful amalgamation of art and craft

The Tanjore paintings are popularly known as Paladai Padam, which means painting on a wooden plank. The painting tradition developed when the Chola empire was at its zenith. It originated... Read More
The Mud Work of Kutch: Lippan Kaam

The Mud Work of Kutch: Lippan Kaam

Chhittar Kaam is the mural tradition from the Kutch region in Gujarat. The craft form was traditionally done using the wild ass or camel dung, which means lippan in Gujarati,... Read More
Kashmiri Paper Mache, continuity and change of traditions over generations

Kashmiri Paper Mache, continuity and change of traditions over generations

The traditional occupational groups in Kashmir have been practicing various traditions for generations. Most of their work is done manually, while residing in rural areas. These traditional crafts are a... Read More
Blue Pottery of Jaipur

Blue Pottery of Jaipur

Pottery has been one of the earliest inventions of humans. It has been around us for centuries and humans have always strived to make them aesthetic, and at times a...
Shiva, Parvati and Ganesha, Kalighat Painting

Kalighat Paintings

The Kalighat paintings developed in the 19th century in the Bengal presidency. The travelling scroll painters or the patuas had been practising folk art of Pattachitra. The new manners and customs of the...
The tradition of Warli painting

The tradition of Warli painting

Everyone is familiar with the paintings of Bhimbetka, Madhya Pradesh. The bold lines used to make the paintings are successful in depicting movement as well. There is a stylistic similarity...
Pithora painting

The Ritual Art Of Pithora Wall Paintings

The Pithora paintings are done by the Rathwa, Bhil, Nayak and Tadi tribes of Gujarat, parts of Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh. The origin of these paintings goes back a few...
Kantha – the embroidered threads of Bengal

Kantha – the embroidered threads of Bengal

Kantha embroidery draws our attention to the resourcefulness of our women in the past, their sustainable way of living, and the socio-cultural life. The rural women reused the pieces of...
Phulkari – the embroidery tradition from Punjab

Phulkari – the embroidery tradition from Punjab

Phulkari – the embroidery tradition from Punjab The entire textile tradition of Punjab revolves around Phulkari, but Phulkari is not just a textile, it is an umbrella term used for...
WARLI PAINTINGS, DIFFERENT TYPES & STYLES

WARLI PAINTINGS, DIFFERENT TYPES & STYLES

Learn about different types of Warli paintings from India

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