Buy Recording : ONLINE SANJHI WORKSHOP WITH ASHUTOSH (WITH MATERIALS)


Beginner Friendly Materials Included

ONLINE  SANJHI WORKSHOP WITH ASHUTOSH

 This workshop is now over and you can buy recordings

This was a two hour class for beginners and was conducted over Zoom  - adults or children above 8 years can join.

Sanjhi is the ancient art of paper stenciling practiced across Mathura and Vrindavan. This art is done with special scissors and hand-made paper to create a stencil.

(You can also sometimes place these stencils on flat surfaces or water, where they can be used to draw rangoli with dry colours or you can frame your sanjhi stencils with coloured paper behind it)

About the artist: Ashutosh Verma, a fourth generation Sanjhi artist from Mathura will guide you will all process and techniques during the workshop. Sanjhi art has been practised in his family for the last 90 years

The following materials will be sent for this workshop: (if you choose the option to buy with materials)

  • Special Scissors made only for Sanjhi Art by the artists family in Mathura
  • Stencils on handmade paper for cutting and learing the artwork will be provided (the stencils image is shown in images)

    We hope you can join us to support the arts and artists.

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    Artist


    Ashutosh Verma

     

    Ashutosh is a sixth generation artist from Mathura's Verma community who began learning Sanjhi at the age of five. Shri Chain Shuk Das Verma, Ashutosh's great grandfather, began mastering this folk art form approximately 300 years ago, and it has been passed down from generation to generation since then. Ashutosh has been pursuing this art form for 15 years. His family has received State and National prizes for Sanjhi activities, and he, at the age of 20, has applied for a State Award category.

     



    Art Form

    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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