Sanjhi

The delicate art of papercutting said to have originated from the times of Lord Krishna has evolved over time from the sanctum of the temple to modern home décor – this is Sanjhi. A rare art from Braj. The word Sanjhi means evening or dusk and is more an expression of the devotional love that was unveiled in the temples. It is said to have originated at the time of Lord Krishna when Radha used to create beautiful patterns out of leaves and flowers creating decorations for Krishna. The story goes that following Radha, other Gopis too indulged in the art to impress the lord. Consequently, the art grew in the 16th and 17th centuries when the walls and floors of temples were decorated with Sanjhi.

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Cows Sanjhi Artwork
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Sanjhi Art by Ashutosh
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Shree Nath Ji and Cows Sanjhi Painting for sale
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Banyan Tree Sanjhi Artwork By Ashutosh Verma-
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Cows Group Godhuli Sanjhi Artwork
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Radha Krishna Sanjhi Artwork by Ashutosh Verma
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Mughal Phool Jali Sanjhi Artwork by Ashutosh Verma
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Godhuli Sanjhi Artwork by Ashutosh Verma
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Banyan Tree Sanjhi Artwork
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Eagle Sanjhi Artwork By Ashutosh Verma-
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Krishna With Cows Sanjhi Artwork by Ashutosh Verma
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Kalpvriksh Sanjhi Artwork by Ashutosh Verma
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Sanjhi Artwork by Ashutosh for Sale
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Buy Sanjhi Artwork by Ashutosh Verma
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8th-9th October: Online Sanjhi Tea Light Workshop by Ashutosh Verma-Course
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Sanjhi Art Workshop With Ashutosh Verma
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Sanjhi Artwork by Ashutosh Verma
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Buy Sanjhi Art Workshop with Ashutosh Verma
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Sanjhi Artwork Workshop by Ashutosh
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Janmashtami Special Jal Sanjhi Workshop
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17th July 2022 : ONLINE SANJHI WORKSHOP WITH ASHUTOSH (WITH MATERIALS)-Course
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Sanjhi paper cutting is the traditional craft practiced in the region of Mathura-Vrindavan. The word Sanjhi is derived from the word saaj, saja or sajavat, all of which mean decoration. Alternatively, it also means sanjha or evening, which is the time when Sanjhi is traditionally made.
The craft of Sanjhi originated as a folk art form practiced by the unmarried girls for a good husband and children. The folk tradition involves the creation of Sanjhi on the walls using stones and mirrors on a cow dung base. Eventually with the rise of Vallabhacharya sect and the growth of Bhakti movement in North India in the 15th an 16th century, the craft came to be associated with Vaishnavas in the form of temple traditions. It takes it roots back to the divine relationship of Radha-Krishna. Hence, the two traditions of Sanjhi are folk tradition and temple tradition.
The motifs used in sanjhi revolve around the stories of Krishna up until his departure from Vrindavan. Hence, the scenes depicted are from Vrindavan and include peacocks, monkeys, cows, kadamba trees, and the river Yamuna. The sanjhi also have creepers and floral borders. Later it came to include the motifs inspired from the Mughal patterns such as jali work, and the Persian way of depicting animals and flowers.
The process of preparing sanjhi involves a lot of precision, even though the only tools used in the process is a pair of scissors. Traditionally, no sketch was prepared for the Sanjhi cuttings and it was prepared based on the thought process and feelings of the artist himself. The creation of sanjhi is an expression of love and devotion to the almighty. Today, the Sanjhi artists are experimenting with different mediums to display the sanjhi such as glass, mirrors and frames.
The process of preparing sanjhi involves a lot of precision, even though the only tools used in the process is a pair of scissors and paper.

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