Hasegode, a Wedding Hall: Chittara Art by Ishwar Naik

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Dimensions : H-22 W-22 inches
Medium : Acrylic Colors on Handmade Paper

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Refined artist Ishwar Naik's Chittara artistry comes to life in "Hasegode," a vibrant piece that portrays a wedding hall in intricate detail. The mantap, the heart of the ceremony, is adorned with rich patterns and motifs, while the guests and the couple are depicted in a joyous, festive mood. At the center, the sacred altar symbolizes the blessings and unity of the entire community, invited to witness this sacred event. Chittara is a unique and indigenous art practice intimately tied to the Deevaru community, a matriarchal and nature-worshipping agrarian society near Sagar. This socio-cultural phenomenon, primarily led by the women of the community, showcases a microcosm of their dynamic heritage. The art form's vibrant colors, detailed patterns, and traditional motifs reflect a deep connection to nature and tradition, making "Hasegode" a stunning representation of this cultural treasure.

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Ishwar Naik

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Traditionally, Chittara paintings are crafted by skilled women, but Ishwar Naik stands as one of the few men who embraced this art form under the guidance of his mother. His journey was one of dedication, spanning five years of relentless research into the intricate interplay of colors and lines. His masterpiece, 'Aradhana chitra,' which earned him the national award, encapsulates his profound learnings—a tribute to respect, both for fellow humans and the natural world that surrounds us. Ishwar's motivation to reinvigorate Chittara Art lies in his desire to preserve a cultural treasure that transcends generations, a vibrant canvas that continues to narrate the story of life itself.

Chittara Art

Chittara is a unique art form practiced by the Deevaru community, a close-knit group living in the serene surroundings of Sagar, Karnataka. They have a rich heritage of matriarchal and agrarian living. This art primarily involves women and reflects their cultural and social dynamics. Nestled in the lush Western Ghats of North Canara, Chittara paintings are intricate designs that symbolize significant ceremonies and life's rituals, often portrayed through simple geometric shapes. For the Deevaru women, creating Chittara paintings is a source of joy, beauty, and creativity, and they take great pride in their traditions, which strengthen their social bonds and cultural practices. These artworks hold a lasting value and provide a delightful escape from the fast pace of urban life.

Product Details

Hasegode, a Wedding Hall: Chittara Art by Ishwar Naik
Ishwar Naik
Art Style
Chittara Art
Acrylic Colors
22 in(H) X 22 in(W)
Tribal Art
Pink, White
Country of Origin
Karnataka, India
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