Jewels in our Crown Master Weaver for Ikkat: A. G. Govardhan: Padma Shree Awardee

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About Ikkat Weaving:

Ikkat by A G Govardhan

 In the state of Andhra Pradesh the Ikkat process is known as ‘pagdu bandu’ ‘buddavassi’ and ‘chitki’. The oldest ikkat centre in this state is Chirala. The introduction of tie and dye technique into Pochampalli area was as late as the beginning of the century. Today Nalgonda district near Hyderabad with Pochampalli, Puttapaka, Koyyalagudem, Velanki, Sripuram and other localities are the main centers of Ikkat weaving in Andhra Pradesh. Ikkat Tie and dye yarn weaving is also used in the states of Gujarat and Orrisa. 

Brilliant colour schemes and geometric or floral designs in Ikkat are popularly used by interior designers for furnishing fabrics, dress materials and elegant cotton and silk Sarees. The processes of tie and dye design require the fixing of the designs and patterns before the warp and weft are coloured. The threads forming the design are tied and dyed repeatedly to bring in the right colour at the right place and the interlacement of the threads produces the design on the fabric. The dyeing over the warp and weft are spread out for weaving on a loom. As patterns and designs emerge they impart elegance and beauty to the woven fabric. Tie and dye techniques may be applied on the warp threads (warp Ikkat) or the weft threads (weft Ikkat) either of which is called single Ikkat or they may be applied on warp and weft threads in such a way that the two designs overlap each other called double Ikat. In single as well as double Ikkat, warp and weft threads which are tied and dyed as per design should not only be positioned accurately in proper sequence in weaving as required by the design and its colour scheme but also should be accurately secured to prevent shifting, displacing or entangling. With this highly sophisticated Ikkat technique complicated motifs appear exactly the same on either side of the fabric.

Master Weaver: A G Govardhan

A G Govardhan

A. G. Govardhan hailing from Andhra Pradesh, is a master weaver specializing in Ikkat handloom weaving as long practiced in the state. Born in a family of traditional weavers, who have been involved in Ikkat weaving for the past 75 years, Shri Govardhan’s specialty is weaving the Telia Rumaal, which requires immense skill to execute. Shri Govardhan has been spreading awareness of Ikkat through lectures and demonstrations in different cities in India and abroad.

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Awards:

Shri Govardhan has received many awards for his work

1) Govt. of India honored Shri. Govardhan with the National Award in 1983

2) He received UNESCO Award of Excellence for Handicrafts in 2002

3) National Master Weaver Award in 2006

4) He was honored with Shilp Guru Award in 2007

5) The President of India awarded him with Padma Shri Award in 2011 for excellence in Ikkat weaving.

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Paramparik Karigar deeply mourns the death of one of our senior Master Craftsman from Bastar, Shri Jaidev Baghel

Paramparik Karigar deeply mourns the death of one of our senior Master Craftsman from Bastar, Shri Jaidev Baghel.
Behind the superb metal cast images of the tribal deities of Bastar lies a rich world of myth and legend sculpted byJaidev Baghel.
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Master Craftsman Jaidev Baghel was born at Kondagaon, Bastar District of Chattisgarh. He belonged to a tribal artisan community whose hereditary specialization is Gadwakam or bronze metal casting. Jaidev learnt the techniques of casting metals from his father, a well known craftsman of his time.
Shankar-Nandi by Jaidev-Baghel
Jaidev was a great craftsman whose work had no boundaries.  A winner of the National Award in 1977 and several other awards, showed his outstanding skills. His strength was in his ability to research the origin of his craft and then to take it several steps ahead. Jaidev Baghel had exhibited his sculptures nationally as well as internationally. He exhibited his work in Moscow, Heidelberg & Stuttgart – Germany, London, Oxford, Scotland, Australia, U.S.A, Tokyo-Japan, Switzerland, Rome-Italy,Paris-France, Singapore, Hongkong, Bangkok. He left behind his wife Lata, three sons Bhupendra, Dhananjay, Sanjay and twin daughters, Poonam and Purnima. Jaidev also supported the families of his brothers. About twenty apprentices lived and worked with him constantly and he has been able to build a common facility centre for his Gadwa workers in Kondagaon.
Mohariya kachwa by Jaidev Baghel
Jaidev will always be remembered by art lovers for his Metal casting or Gadwakam which is an ancient art of casting in India in which intricate design work retains its delicacies of form, line and modulation. The craft of casting metal by the lost wax process is called cire perdue in the West. This technique practiced in India from the prehistoric age still survives with efforts of craftsman like Jaidev and is used for making religious images, ritualistic items and objects of utility.
Mahua tree by Jaidev baghel
Jaidev Baghel had sculpted a six-foot-high Mahua tree as a sign of protest against the destruction of Bastar’s forests. For Adivasis it is the tree of life, which since the beginning of time, has provided them with food, shade and income. The sculpture was bought by the Taj Mahal hotel in Mumbai and installed on the sixth floor under the dome of the building.
In the 26/11 terrorist strike, the sixth floor of the hotel was gutted. But as a note from the management said, “This symbolic tree withstood the attack and stands immortalized”.
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Exclusive Paintings Sculptures & Ceramics by Master Craftsmen

Exclusive Paintings Sculptures & Ceramics by Master Craftsmen 

Date:1st to 3rd December 2014

 

Paramparik karigar Mumbai event Master Craftsmen

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Exclusive Paintings Sculptures & Ceramics by Master Craftsmen
Timings: 10.30 a.m. – 7.00 p.m.

Inauguration on Sunday 30th November at 5:00 p.m. by Mr.Sabyasachi Mukherjee – Director CSMVS

Venue:
Coomarswamy Hall,
Chattrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya
(former Prince of Wales Museum)
M.G. Road, Mumbai 400,023.

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J. Niranjan won ‘NANTONG INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORARY CRAFT COMPETITION BRONZE AWARD 2014

Kalamkari Artist and President of Paramparik Karigar, J. Niranjan won the ‘NANTONG INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORARY CRAFT COMPETITION BRONZE AWARD 2014

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The competition was held at Nantong China on 23rd Oct. 2014 with twelve hundred artisans from all over the world participating. Congratulations Niranjan!

J. Niranjan, Andhra Pradesh: Mr. J. Niranjan hails from a long linage of Master craftsmen of Kalamkari art. His great-grandfather, grandfather and father Gurappa were all teachers of Kalamkari and who are accredited for their masterpieces like ‘The Mahabharata’ and ‘The Ramayana’, exhibited in the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. J. Niranjan’s father J. Gurappa Chetty was honored with the Presidential National Award. He was also awarded with the prestigious Padma Shri award by Govt. of India.

J Niranjan at Nantong International Contemporarary Craft Compettion

J. Niranjan has carried on this tradition of art and is a renowned Kalamkari artist in the country. Early on in his career, Niranjan worked with the Design Centre in Bangalore where he created a range of colours in natural dyes. Niranjan has traveled extensively (both nationally and internationally) exhibiting his art, and to create awareness about Kalamkari art by conducting workshops and giving demonstrations.

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Mr. Niranjan has himself pursued unorthodox methods to hone his craft. He studied classical dancing in order to give the right stances to his figures and he photographed many temples seeking the unusual and unsuspecting themes from temple carvings.

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Mr. Niranjan was awarded the State Award for excellence in Kalamkari by the State Govt. of Andhra Pradesh. He was also honored by the All India Handicrafts Board (AIHB) to celebrate 50 years of its foundation.

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Master Craftsman: S. Shakir Ali (Padma Shri Awardee) Miniature Painting

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S Shakir Ali Padma Shri

“Master Craftsman: S. Shakir Ali (Padma Shri Awardee) Miniature Painting”

Miniature Painting of Rajasthan:

Miniature Painting by S ShakirAli

India has a rich heritage of miniature paintings. It is impossible to miss out on the Radha-Krishna Pahari painting or the Mughal court paintings of Rajasthan. They adorn many public spaces and homes in India. The highlight of these paintings is the attention to detail, and fineness which is noteworthy. All the varied cultures of India found expression in the works of miniature paintings.

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Miniature paintings are spread out all over India; however Rajasthan and Himachal Pradesh have strong and entrenched styles of paintings such as Nathdwara, Kangra, Picchwai, Basohli, Mughal, Surpur and Guler styles.

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Gracious strokes artfully done with a single haired brush, marks the detailing in the painting. The intricacy is so fine that the painting cannot be viewed alone with naked eyes and needs magnifying glass to view the details.

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Mughal School of Miniature Painting:

The genesis of the Mughal miniature painting is thought to be one of the pivotal points of visual history of India. A flamboyant and impressive fusion of the Indian style and the Safavid style of the Persian school gave birth to the Mughal School of miniature painting. This form took its concrete shape especially under the patronage of Akbar from 1560 A.D. who appointed hundreds of Indian artists spearheaded by two popular Persian masters called Mir Sayyed Ali and Abdul Samad Khan. After its aesthetic height during the reign of Jahangir, it gradually declined during the reign of the much puritan emperor Aurangzeb before its final decline during the British rule in India.

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Master Craftsman S. Shakir Ali:

Padma Shri s Shakir Ali

Padma Shri s Shakir Ali

Master Craftsman S. Shakir Ali of Jaipur is an acclaimed miniature painter who specializes in the Mughal style of painting. S. Shakir Ali was born in 1956. He completed his bachelor’s degree in Arts from Rajasthan University, Jaipur. His grandfather Syed Hamid Ali was a court artist, his father S. Sabir Ali (Chunnu Mian) was an art collector. Inspired by both of them Shakir Ali started learning miniature painting under the guidance of Late Padama Shri Ram Gopal Vijaiverigiya and Shri Ved Pal Sharma (Bannu Ji) he learned different kinds of Indian traditional schools of paintings and specialized in Mughal & Company schools of painting. He has been painting from the age of fifteen after completing graduation in 1978.

In 1981he started showcasing his art in the exhibitions and demonstrations. His first demonstration and exhibition was at craft museum, Delhi followed by AWA-American Embassy, UK Embassy, DCWA, Ashoka & Taj Hotels, etc. His paintings got selected by Ministry of external affairs for presentation to various dignitaries and foreign VVIPs.
After a long struggle and hard work S. Shakir Ali got an opportunity from ICCR to represent India in SAARC 10th Folk festival at Islamabad in 1992 where he won first prize in art competition. He held solo exhibitions all over the world.

Apart from the exhibitions, S. Shakir Ali held various live demonstrations and workshops to create awareness about miniature paintings. He has trained more than 2000 students in India and abroad who received recognition and awards for their works.

He has also restored old paintings in City Palace, Jaipur and Prince Wales Museum, Mumbai and they also have collection of his paintings. Since last 3 years he has been experimenting with new creativity and has started working in modern miniature and contemporary art where he is continuing with the miniature technique. His work is infused with delicacy and fineness of strokes that reveal his mastery over the technique of miniature painting. His son Sayyed Zohaib Ali is also a painter and recently won ‘The Roshan Kalapesi Memorial Award for Arts & Crafts‘ by Paramparik Karigar.

Miniature Painting by Shakir Ali 1

Exhibitions:
1) SAARC 10th Folk festival at Islamabad in 1992
2) India Fair, Dubai (1995, 96, 99)
3) Bangkok (Thailand) in 1995
4) Millennium Festival at Hong Kong in 2003
5) SME & Handicrafts Fair in Mauritius in 2005
6) Festival of India in Brussels, Belgium in 2006;
7) Paramparik Karigar at Mumbai, Pune Chennai & Bangalore (since 2000 every year)
8) Cultural and international Festival of Miniature and illumination at Algeria in 2007, 2009.
9) His paintings were auctioned by Paramparik Karigar at an auction conducted by Bowring in 2003 and Osian’s in 2008-09
10) Harmony Art Foundation at Mumbai in 2009.

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Awards:
S. Shakir Ali is the recipient of numerous awards and honors.
1) He was awarded 1st prize in SAARC, Pakistan held in 1992.
2) In1993 Govt. of India awarded National Award to S. Shakir Ali.
3) On 26th Jan. 2013 President of India honored Shakir Ali with the Padma Shri Award.
4) He got 2nd Prize in Algeria where various world famous artists participated in the competition.
5) He got merit certificates in Dubai, Hong Kong and Thailand.
6) Recently on 2nd October 2014 Shakir Ali was honored with ‘Nexzen Excellence Award’.
Address:
Plot # 7 “Ashiyana”
Colony fo billochian,
Bans Badanpura,
Jaipur-302002

Ph. No: RES – 0141-2630135
Shakir – 9828193033
Wife – 9828406865
Emails – shakirali_imp@yahoo.co.in
shakirali.jpr@gmail.com

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Paramparik Karigar Textile Exhibition

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Paramparik Karigar Textile Exhibition on 19th to 23rd August 2014 at  Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya Mumbai
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Paramparik Karigar Arts & Crafts Exhibition

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Paramparik Karigar Arts & Crafts Exhibition on 11th August 2014 Inauguration by Mrs.Rajashree Birla. At  Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya Mumbai.

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THE ROSHAN KALAPESI MEMORIAL AWARDS

 

After receiving good response from the craftsmen to encourage their second generation, Paramparik Karigar is continuing with THE ROSHAN KALAPESI MEMORIAL AWARDS in its 2nd year. The Award is an encouragement to the young generation to carry on their tradition of craftsmanship.

The Award function was held on the 17th August 2014. 

The entries were judged by four eminent judges -

  • Mrs. Sarayu Doshi
  • Mr. Sabyasachi Mukherji 
  • Mr.Vitthal Nadkarni and
  • Mrs. Meera Mehta

This year there were 3 categories of awards in both 1) Arts & Crafts, &
2)Textiles sections.

Paramparik Karigar is proud to announce the winners of The Roshan Kalapesi Memorial Award: Ats & Crafts:

  • 1st prize..Faraz Aqeel….Wood Craft
  • 2nd prize….Mukut Joshi…Phad Painting
  • 3rd prize….Sayyed Zohaib Ali…Miniature painting

Paramparik Karigar is proud to announce the winners of The Roshan Kalapesi Memorial Award: Textile:

  • 1st prize…Tanmayananda Meher…Odisha Ikat
  • 2nd prize…Naseem Haque…Benaras weaving
  • 3rd prize…Akash Chippa…Bagru hand block printing

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 For their life time contribution to Paramparik Karigar, founder members Arundhati Nanavati & Sitaben Sethalwad were felicitated by Smt. Sharayu Doshi & Shri Sabyasachi Mukherji at the Award function

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Inauguration of Paramparik Karigar Exhibition

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Inauguration of Paramparik Karigar Exhibition on 11th August 2014 by Mrs. Rajashree Birla At  Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya Mumbai

 

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Happy Ganesh Chaturthi

“Happy Ganesh Chaturthi”

 

Wishing all our Dear Friends a very “Happy Ganesh Chaturthi”.

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May LORD GANESHA bless all of us with Health, Wealth, Happiness and Prosperity.

 

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