Miniature & Phad Painting Workshop – September 9, 2018

Arabic Calligraphy September 9

A session on understanding the basics of miniature painting from Rajasthan. Get a glimpse of Rajasthani Culture and its artform.

Depicted as a religious style scroll painting and folk painting, this art originated in the state of Rajasthan. “Phad” is typically a 15 ft cloth on which the paintings are created, used in ancient times, to cover walls & Indian courts. The stories revolving around the folk deities, Pabuji & Devnarayan are depicted on the phads. The Bhopas, who are fondly referred to as the priest-singers are known to carry the painted phads along with them, describing them as the message of the temple deities. The phads of Pabuji are normally about 15 feet in length, while the phads of Devnarayan are normally about 30 feet long. Traditionally the phads are painted with vegetable colors.

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