Buy Recording : Online Rogan Art Workshop with Rizwan Khatri
ONLINE ROGAN ART WORKSHOP BY RIZWAN KHATRI
This workshop is now over and you can buy recordings.
This was a two hour class each for over 2 days and was conducted over Zoom - adults or children above 12 years can join.
On popular demand we are hosting a Rogan art workshop with one of the oldest families practising this art.
- Day 1: Introduction about Rogan, introduction to colours, some practise of using colours on paper (Please see a short video for this technique that we have added here)
- Day 2: Working with colours on cloth- traditionally one side of the artwork is worked on and then the other side is placed on top of the completed side so that the artwork replicates on the other side
Materials that will be sent for this workshop:
- 3 colours prepared by the artist (blue, yellow, green)- these colours are prepared with castor oil and make a long time to make and only last from 10-14 days. Hence deliveries for this workshop will be done from 10th to 15th December and all orders must be placed before that
- Black Cloth for painting- about 1 meter
- Kalam- this is the traditional iron kalam /small rod used by the artist
At your end please have the following ready
- Some paper to practise on day 1
- Some rough cloth
This craft is a form of surface embellishment and practiced for over hundred years, but now by only a single family in Nirona, Kachchh. A special paste made of castor is used in this craft. Castor seeds are hand-pounded to extract the oil and turned into a paste by boiling, Colored powder diluted in water is then mixed with this. The pastes of different colors yellow, red, blue, green, black and orange are stored in earthen-pots with water to prevent them from drying up. The kalam, an iron rod, flat at both ends, is used to paint half the design with the support of the fingers of the left hand. It is then impressed on the other half of the cloth by pressing the two halves together. As they were inexpensive substitutes for embroidered textiles, they were popular alternative textiles for clothing. Today, cushion covers, bed spreads, skirts, kurtas, curtains, tablecloths and wall hangings are painted using this technique. Generally, geometrical motifs are preferred; moti
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