Rogan Art

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; motifs from nature such as tree-of-life are very popular for wall hangings.
Rogan Artwork
Regular
Rs. 2,499.00
Sale
Rs. 2,499.00
Regular
Unit Price
per 
rogan art workshop
Regular
Rs. 2,499.00
Sale
Rs. 2,499.00
Regular
Unit Price
per 
Regular
Rs. 3,250.00
Sale
Rs. 3,250.00
Regular
Unit Price
per 
Tree of life rogan painting
Regular
Rs. 7,500.00
Sale
Rs. 7,500.00
Regular
Unit Price
per 
Regular
Rs. 5,000.00
Sale
Rs. 5,000.00
Regular
Unit Price
per 
Regular
Rs. 5,000.00
Sale
Rs. 5,000.00
Regular
Unit Price
per 
Regular
Rs. 5,000.00
Sale
Rs. 5,000.00
Regular
Unit Price
per 
Regular
Rs. 5,000.00
Sale
Rs. 5,000.00
Regular
Unit Price
per 
Regular
Rs. 5,000.00
Sale
Rs. 5,000.00
Regular
Unit Price
per 
Regular
Rs. 5,000.00
Sale
Rs. 5,000.00
Regular
Unit Price
per 
Regular
Rs. 5,000.00
Sale
Rs. 5,000.00
Regular
Unit Price
per 
Regular
Rs. 5,000.00
Sale
Rs. 5,000.00
Regular
Unit Price
per 
Regular
Rs. 5,000.00
Sale
Rs. 5,000.00
Regular
Unit Price
per 
Regular
Rs. 5,000.00
Sale
Rs. 5,000.00
Regular
Unit Price
per 
Regular
Rs. 7,500.00
Sale
Rs. 7,500.00
Regular
Unit Price
per 
Regular
Rs. 7,500.00
Sale
Rs. 7,500.00
Regular
Unit Price
per 
Regular
Rs. 7,500.00
Sale
Rs. 7,500.00
Regular
Unit Price
per 
Regular
Rs. 7,500.00
Sale
Rs. 7,500.00
Regular
Unit Price
per 
Regular
Rs. 7,500.00
Sale
Rs. 7,500.00
Regular
Unit Price
per 
Regular
Rs. 7,500.00
Sale
Rs. 7,500.00
Regular
Unit Price
per 
Regular
Rs. 7,500.00
Sale
Rs. 7,500.00
Regular
Unit Price
per 
Regular
Rs. 7,500.00
Sale
Rs. 7,500.00
Regular
Unit Price
per 
Regular
Rs. 7,500.00
Sale
Rs. 7,500.00
Regular
Unit Price
per 
Regular
Rs. 7,500.00
Sale
Rs. 7,500.00
Regular
Unit Price
per 
Regular
Rs. 7,500.00
Sale
Rs. 7,500.00
Regular
Unit Price
per 
Regular
Rs. 7,500.00
Sale
Rs. 7,500.00
Regular
Unit Price
per 
Regular
Rs. 7,500.00
Sale
Rs. 7,500.00
Regular
Unit Price
per 
Regular
Rs. 7,500.00
Sale
Rs. 7,500.00
Regular
Unit Price
per 
Regular
Rs. 7,500.00
Sale
Rs. 7,500.00
Regular
Unit Price
per 
Regular
Rs. 7,500.00
Sale
Rs. 7,500.00
Regular
Unit Price
per 

FAQs

The art of Rogan dates back centuries, having its origin in Persia, it descended to the village of Nirona.
The floral, geometric and calligraphic motifs were traditionally used for the art of Rogan painting. The traditional floral motifs were small, like chauphulla, tik, ghonta( marigold) and keyri (mango). The floral borders included panfarei, single fareei (flower and seed pod), kangsi or phullivel (comb like pattern and phulvels), popat gulvel (parrots and flowers). Fauna was also a common element in stylised forms, haathi, with or without ambadi (Howdah and rider). Other figurative elements are mahiyarin – two women wearing ghagras, chunaris, churning curd and a garud. During ancient times, calligraphy motifs were used in Persian alphabets.
Its long dedication is the reason for its high cost. Each process is long and independent, handled mostly by skilled artisans. The Rogan jelly is prepared by burning castor oil, which is not fit for humans and produces a foul odour as well. The traditional method to procure dye was through natural sources such as stone and plants. The colours like blue (vadadi), green (leelo), orange, red (lal) and white (safed) were used in pure form. The colours were obtained from varied sources To prepare the Rogan colour paste, the artisans have to be highly skilled. The main equipment used for the preparation of colour paste is kharal, a manual stone grinder, to mix the colour paste. The ingredients are napthol, white chalk powder and water.
Traditionally, the equipment was hand made using organic material, which is now replaced by its inexpensive metal alternatives. The original ingredients of Rogan painting were castor oil, dyes, kerosene oil and wood.

MEDIA COVERAGE