The famous "SANGANERI" hand-block printing is originated in the small town of "Sanganer",Jaipur. The art is known for its sober patterns, bright colors, and fine motifs mostly depicting the flora and fauna of Sanganer. Originally the Sanganer prints were always created with bright color patterns printed on white backgrounds. The United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) in its report on the Jaipur hand block printed textile cluster, has mentioned, "Shades of black come out best after washing the cloth in the waters of Sanganer. The motifs are mostly floral-based. Fine lines and intricate detailing are specialties of the Sanganeri style."
The captivating art of the "Saura", is a folk heritage gifted to us by the Saura tribe of the state of Odisha in India. The paintings are in the form of wall murals which are ancient and are mentioned in the epic texts of the Ramayana and the Mahabharata. The Saura tribe holds its customs and rituals through the fine depiction of their religious ceremonies, their history, philosophy and religious practices in their intricate paintings.The art is called Italons or Ikons (or Ekons) because they are dedicated to Idital (also Edital) the main deity of the Sauras.
A SNEAK PEEK INSIDE TRADITIONAL GUJARATI HABITAT The famous MUD-MIRROR ART FROM GUJARAT- is well discussed at OBSIDIANSPACE. This artwork contributes much to India's rich cultural heritage and being an integral part of folk art it must be taken care of. Lippan and Mud-mirror work together comes out to be an amazing example of Gujarati craftsmanship… Continue reading “BHUNGA” – MUD HOUSE FROM GUJARAT
WARLI - The famous tribal artform with geometric and repetitive patterns originated in Maharashtra is the particular tribal painting which is simply popular and recognized among the common public and of course the art enthusiast. Warli paintings are the finest examples of Indian folk style of paintings. This style particularly flourished in Sahyadri range around 10th century A.D. This art form revolves around the everyday life of the Warli (Varli) tribes.
It's interesting to see that despite of having same Basohli origin, each school showcase characteristic motif in its paintings. More or less the fabrication of these astounding piece of art remains the same. But one thing makes every school of pahari miniature different from each other- THE MOTIFS. The schools flourished in Basohli, Guler, Kangra, Chamba, Tehri Garhwal, Nurpur, Mankot, Mandi, Kullu, Bilaspur provide specific motifs or themes to display. Come, explore the peculiar feature of each pahari style of painting.