Paramparik Karigar exhibition in Mumbai on August 19,20,21,22, at WTC

Paramparik Karigar exhibition in Mumbai on August 19,20,21,22, at WTC

Tribal Weave by Kapilo Mohonto  at Paramparik Karigar exhibition August 19,20,21,22, at WTC

Tribale Weave by Kapilo Mohonto e at Paramparik Karigar exhibition August 19,20,21,22, at WTC

Tribal Weave by Kapilo Mohonto  at Paramparik Karigar exhibition August 19,20,21,22, at WTC

Sanganeri prints by Dhanopia at the Paramparik Karigar exhibition at WTC on 19,20,21,22 August.

Sanganeri prints by Dhanopia at the Paramparik Karigar exhibition at WTC on 19,20,21,22 August.

Sanganeri prints by Dhanopia at the Paramparik Karigar exhibition at WTC on 19,20,21,22 August.

Maheshwari Saree by Akhil Ansari & Ganesh Bicchawe  at Paramparik Karigar exhibition August 19,20,21,22, at WTC

Maheshwari Saree by Akhil Ansari & Ganesh Bicchawe  at Paramparik Karigar exhibition August 19,20,21,22, at WTC

Maheshwari Saree by Akhil Ansari & Ganesh Bicchawe at Paramparik Karigar exhibition August 19,20,21,22, at WTC

Kantha Saree and Yardage by Alima & Takdira at Paramparik Karigar exhibition August 19,20,21,22, at WTC

Kantha Saree and Yardage by Alima & Takdira at Paramparik Karigar exhibition August 19,20,21,22, at WTC

Kantha Saree and Yardage by Alima & Takdira at Paramparik Karigar exhibition August 19,20,21,22, at WTC

Diaphanous Muslin Jamdani Saree by Jyotish Debnath at Paramparik Karigar exhibition August 19,20,21,22, at WTC.

Diaphanous Muslin Jamdani Saree by Jyotish Debnath at Paramparik Karigar exhibition August 19,20,21,22, at WTC.

Diaphanous Muslin Jamdani Saree by Jyotish Debnath at Paramparik Karigar exhibition August 19,20,21,22, at WTC.

Ashavali Saree for the first time at the Paramparik Karigar exhibition August 19,20,21,22, at WTC

Ashavali Saree for the first time at the Paramparik Karigar exhibition August 19,20,21,22, at WTC

Ashavali Saree for the first time at the Paramparik Karigar exhibition August 19,20,21,22, at WTC

 

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Invitation Card – August 2016 Mumbai Exhibition from Paramparik Karigar

 

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Exhibition and Sale: Traditional arts, crafts and textile exhibition in Mumbai (click on image below to enlarge)

Exhibition and Sale:  Traditional arts, crafts and textile exhibition in Mumbai

Exhibition and Sale:
Traditional arts, crafts and textile exhibition in Mumbai

 

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Art & Craft Workshops from Paramparik Karigar

Art & Craft Workshops from Paramparik Karigar

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Finding My Way

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Interview with Gurrupa Chetty and Niranjan Chetty on Kalamkari an art form from Andhra Pradesh

Interview with Gurrupa Chetty and Niranjan Chetty on Kalamkari an art form from Andhra Pradesh

On Kalamkari: In Conversation with Jonnalagadda Gurappa Chetty
We had the opportunity to speak to Jonnalagadda Gurappa Chetty who is a renowned kalamkari artist based in Srikalahasti, Andhra Pradesh. He provides insight into the history and current practice of kalamkari in India.
- Srikalahasti, June 2015

Gurappa begins by telling us that he learnt the craft of kalamkari from his father. He also acknowledges that this craft was developed with the help of Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay— she was a true pioneer and through her efforts, many of India’s crafts were revived and reinvigorated. Many of our music academies, craft centres and craft councils today were initially set up by her. Gurappa informs us that craft-making in our country was generally community specific and knowledge was passed on from one generation to the next. No institutions or colleges for teaching crafts were deemed necessary. For example, he explains that a potter was helped by his entire family—the children would help in carrying pots and everyone including the wife would help in making the pots. The Government’s system of craft education is different from this and the All India Handicrafts Board started the first training centre for kalamkari.Gurappa, who was a trained school teacher, was amongst the first few trainees there.

Gurappa further goes on to explain that while the craft is known as kalamkari today, this was not its original name (it was called ‘vrathapani’). The textile craft at Machilipatnam, in Bandar, is also called kalamkari but there they carve designs on blocks of wood and the cloth is printed. In Telugu this is called ‘ardhakam’, which means printing. So he feels that, considering the technical differences, one cannot refer to both the crafts as kalamkari!

Earlier, craft was patronized by the royal families and the temples of a region. This was how crafts were able to develop at the time. For various reasons, the crafts declined until they were revived with the help of Ms. Chattopadhyay. Today, the artists continue to depict epics such as the Ramayana, Mahabharatam, and tales from the Bhagavatam etc. In Srikalahasti there is the Dharmaraja temple and also another one dedicated to Shiva. Similarly, Gurappa says that there are around 220 other temples in his district. Craftspersons have traditionally been making panels with the Mahabharatam story for these temples.

Gurappa explains that there is also science involved in the craft. The artists draw with ink which has been prepared with molasses, rusted iron filings and water. The cloth for kalamkari is prepared with ‘kadka’, a combination of myrobalan and milk, and only cloth soaked with this liquid will produce the black colour as the tannin content reacts with the iron acetate. If you apply the ink on ordinary cloth, it won’t produce black.

In rendering the figures, certain conventions are followed. For example, (reciting from the Telugu Bhagavatam by Potana), ‘Krishna nallani vaadu padmanayanambulavaadu, kriparasambupai jalledu vaadu, mauliparisarpita pinchamu vaadu, navvu ra jilledu momu’: Krishna will be rendered in blue. Saraswati will be white, ‘as jasmine, the moon or snow’ (from the Saraswati stotram, ‘Ya kundendu tushara hara dhavala’).

Giving the example of Alimedu, where the stone-carving style is different from that in his area but the figures and themes remain the same, Gurappa says the most important element is the story. In other painting styles also there is a similar commonality of themes rendered in different styles. In Gujarat they make a type of hanging called ‘mata-ni-pachedi’, where they paint figures of Goddess Durga. Similarly, in Orissa, there are the ‘patachitra’ paintings which depict themes like the Krishna Leela.

As kalamkari was a hereditary craft tradition, Gurappa says that he learnt from his father who in turn had learnt from his own father. It was the same in the case of his son J. Niranjan, who is also a renowned kalamkari artist. Niranjan began designing kalamkaris from the time he was a young child. When he was in the fourth standard, he drew a ‘tree of life.’ Gurappa still has that piece with him. In the beginning though, Gurappa says that his son was interested in pursuing medicine until one of the family’s well-wishers asked him, ‘How many doctors in your country and how many engineers in your country?’ and then asked him to compare that to the number of artists who made kalamkari. At that time there were only 50. This conversation made Niranjan realise that instead of choosing a profession already being practised by thousands of people he could be part of something unique.

Gurappa received a National Award from the Government in 1976. At that time they were to start a training programme. One gentlemen called Alu agreed to be a part of this but stated that he would only like to train women because he felt men were only interested in writing, preparing bundles and carrying them! Gurappa agreed to this condition and they started the first training programme for women. Today, many women are learning this craft and Gurappa feels that its popularity can be attributed to the fact that these women can work from home.

Gurappa has travelled extensively. He has also seen his grandfather’s work which is now in England. Similarly he has also been to Sydney. Recently, he was in Ottawa where also he saw a kalamkari. The craft, according to Gurappa, is now world famous! He summarizes our discussion by explaining that kalamkari or vrathapani is the name of their style and in essence it is a craft that involves writing with a brush. The figures that they render follow well-established canons— Rama will have a bow and arrow, Krishna will have a flute, Ravana will be ten-headed, Hanuman will be holding a gada (mace)…

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Upcoming Workshop – Innovation Festival – Art and Crafts Workshop

Upcoming Workshop –  Innovation Festival – Art and Crafts Workshop

Paramparik Karigar Art craft Workshop Mumbai

Paramparik Karigar Art meets Science Mumbai

Paramparik Karigar Art craft Workshop Mumbai

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Photographs of December 2015 Master Craftsmen exhibition

Photographs of December 2015 Master Craftsmen exhibition

Bronze 1 Bronze Display 1 Gadawakam 1 Gadwakam 2 Gadwakam Gond 1 Gond 2 Gond Hall Display 1 Hall Display IMG-20151210-WA0012 Kalamkari 1 Kalamkari Mata-ni-pachedi 1 Mata-ni-pachedi Miniature 1 Miniature Mithila Pattachitra 1 Pattachitra Patua 1 Patua Phad 1 Phad Pichwai 1 Pichwai Pottery 1 Pottery 3 Pottery

 

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Invite for Exhibition and Workshop in January 2016

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An exhibition of select paintings and sculptures by traditional master craftspersons

An exhibition of select paintings and sculptures by traditional master craftspersons
December 09 to December 12, 2015
Coomaraswamy Hall, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya

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Invitation Card Press Release for December 2015 Master Exhibition

Invitation Card Press Release for December 2015 Master Exhibition

Invitation Card for December 2015 Exhibition

Press Release for December Exhibition 2015

Master Craftsmen Exhibition 2015

Paramparik Karigar presents the Masterpieces of it’s award winning Master Craftsmen at a ‘Special Master Craftsmen Exhibition‘ for the connoisseurs of traditional art and craft from 10 to 12 December at the Coomaraswamy Hall, Museum. 

The NGO Paramparik Karigar is as unique as the unique creations of it’s craftsmen. It was initiated by Roshan Kalapesi and Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay when they were approached by a group of craftsmen who wanted to form an organization of their own. 

The aim of Paramparik Karigar is to preserve and promote traditional Indian Art and Craft and to make people aware of the rich heritage of our country. Our craftsmen use skills and techniques passed on to them through generations. They are keenly aware of the need to keep their craft alive, which is why they constantly experiment with new concepts and develop innovative designs that appeal to the modern urban consumer while still retaining the essence of traditional art. 

 

The Paintings will be -

Kalamkari by J. Niranjan

Miniature by  Padamshri Shakir Ali
Mithila by Late Satyanarayan Lal Karn and Moti Karn
Mata-ni-Pachedi by Sanjay Chitara
Patua by Anwar Chitrakar
Phad by Kalyan Joshi
Pattachitra by Pranab Narayan Das
Gond by Venkat Raman Singh Shyam
Pichwai by Sushil Soni

We also have Collection in - 

Bronze by Late M. V. Lakshmanan
Gadwakam by Suresh Waghmare
Ceramics and Pottery by Padamshri B. R. Pandit & Family 

 

 

Details:

Inauguration on 9 December by Brinda Somaya at 5.00 pm. 

Exhibition Dates: 10 to 12 December 2015

Time: 10.30 am to 7.00 pm

Venue:

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya

(Formerly Prince of Wales Museum),

Near Kala Ghoda, Mumbai – 400023

 

 

 

 

 

Pranab Narayan Das - Krishna Mukhashala Pravesh Dwar 

Sushil Soni - Vishwarupa

Suresh Waghmare - Adivasi Community Life 

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Late M. V. Lakshmanan - Ardhanarishwara J. Niranjan  - Kalamkari Padmashri Bramhadeo Ram Pandit - Blue Pottery Padmashri S. Shakir Ali - Mughal court scene

Venkat Raman Singh Shyam - Tigers in Unison

Anwar Chitrakar - Garden of Tranquillity

Kalyan Joshi - Ramcharit Manas

Late Satya Narayan Lal Karn & Moti Karn - Radha Krishna

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