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Dance scene along with musical instruments: Phad by Kalyan Joshi

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Portrayal of a regal trip: Phad by Kalyan Joshi

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Tree of Life, Phad Painting by Kalyan Joshi

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The Resplendent Tree of Life: Phad Painting by Kritika Joshi

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Roots of Serenity Enigmatic Banyan Tree, Phad Painting by Kalyan Joshi

Roots of Serenity: Enigmatic Banyan Tree, Phad Painting by Kalyan Joshi

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The Grand Farewell: Ganesha Visarjan

The Grand Farewell: Ganesha Visarjan by Kalyan Joshi

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Mystic Enchantment: The Elegance of Jal Pari

Mystic Enchantment: The Elegance of Jal Pari by Kalyan Joshi

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Divine Mischief: Krishna's Playful Antics with Gopis

Divine Mischief: Krishna's Playful Antics with Gopis by Kalyan Joshi

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Lotus Melodies: Krishna's Flute Enchants the Kamal Talai

Lotus Melodies: Krishna's Flute Enchants the Kamal Talai by Kalyan Joshi

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Flute of Bliss: Krishna's Harmonious Rendezvous

Flute of Bliss: Krishna's Harmonious Rendezvous by Kalyan Joshi

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Melodies of Devotion: The Enchanted Vrindavan

Melodies of Devotion: The Enchanted Vrindavan by Kalyan Joshi

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Benevolent Serenity: Lord Vishnu's Tranquil Rest

Benevolent Serenity: Lord Vishnu's Tranquil Rest by Kalyan Joshi

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The Grand Parade: Phad Painting's Pageantry of the King

The Grand Parade: Phad Painting's Pageantry of the King by Kalyan Joshi

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A Hymnal Journey: Homage to the Ganesha Chalisa, Phad Painting by Kalyan Joshi
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Episodes of Pabuji’s Life Stories Through Phad Painting by Kalyan Joshi
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Shades of tranquility : Pond of Visionary

Shades of tranquility : Pond of Visionary by Kalyan Joshi

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Love in Winter: A Serene Phad Painting

Love in Winter: A Serene Phad Painting by Kalyan Joshi

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Portrayal of Lord Ganesha in mandap: Phad by Kalyan Joshi

Portrayal of Lord Ganesha in mandap: Phad by Kalyan Joshi

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Buy Imagery of couples along with maids: Phad by Kalyan Joshi

Imagery of couples along with maids: Phad by Kalyan Joshi

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About Phad

Phad art is a style of traditional folk painting, practiced in the state of Rajasthan, India. Known for its vivid colors and intricate details, Phad paintings serve as visual narratives that depict stories from epics, folklore, and religious texts. The term ‘Phad’ refers to the large scrolls or banners on which these stories are painted. Traditionally, it is not made for art sake, but to serve as ‘portable temples’ to the deities of the Rebari tribe.

History and Tradition

The origins of Phad painting can be traced back over 700 years ago to the Joshi family in Shahpura and Bhilwara, Rajasthan. However, the artists in the family believe that this art form has existed for a hundred thousand years. This folk art form is primarily associated with the Rebari tribe and Bhopas (priests in the tribe) follow the tradition of traveling and singing about the epics painted in the Phad, from village to village.

The tradition of Phad painting is largely centered around the stories of Pabuji and Devnarayan, revered deities in Rajasthan's local folklore. The scrolls were used by the Bhopas during religious ceremonies and community gatherings, where they would unroll the Phad and narrate the stories, often accompanied by music and song.

Technique and Details

Phad painting involves a meticulous process, starting from scrolls made from hand-woven cotton fabric, which is first soaked overnight and then stretched on a wooden frame. The fabric is then treated with a mixture of rice paste and gum to create a smooth, durable surface for painting. The drawings are done using charcoal or a light pencil and then colored with natural vegetable dyes.

The stories depicted in Phad paintings usually revolve around heroic tales, divine exploits, and legendary feats. Characters are portrayed with expressive facial features and dynamic poses. However, the scenes are not linear or chronological and work on the principles of ‘horror vacui’. The protagonist looms over the composition and place gets primacy over time. The colors used in Phad paintings also have symbolic meaning—red for valor and strength, green for nature and life, yellow for knowledge, and blue for divinity. Artists often work collaboratively, with one person sketching the outlines and others filling in the colors and details. 

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