- Happy New Year and Welcome 2018
- Merry Christmas
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- Vidya Balan graced us with her presence at Bharatnatyam recital by Malavika Sarukkai, Thari
- We proudly present a Bharatnatyam recital by Malavika Sarukkai, Thari
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- Craft Is Cool at Lakme Fashion Week
- Papier Mache Workshop
- Pattachitra Workshop – Khandu Chitrakar
Stills of Pattachitra (Orissa) Workshop by our craftsman Pramod Maharana that was held on Thursday 10th August at 11.30pm.
Every year, Paramparik Karigar awards The Roshan Kalapesi Award, in the honor of our founder Roshan Kalapesi to promising talents in the next generation of our Karigars.
Here are the entries for this year
Cheriyal masks by Vinay Vaikunta
Pattachithra by Tagar Chithrakar
Ajrak and Kutch embroidery
Mithila painting- Jyoti Karan
Enamel earrings – Preeti Kala
PHAD – Kritika Joshi
Ajrakh- Mohammed Asin Khatri
Dabu – Vikas Chippa
Kantha- Shahnaz Parveen
Jamdani – Rajib Debnath
Lalithamma Sindhe – Leather Craft
Bagh Print – Kazeem Khatri
Jaykant Chippa ?Dabu
Miniatures Gold embossing
Pottery Abhay Pundit
Mysore Painting- Sridhar Rao
Mamad Jabbar Arab
Stills of Mysore Painting Workshop by our craftsman Shridhar Rao at the CSMVS Museum, Mumbai.
Stills of participants experimenting Sanganeri Printing with our Master Craftsman Santosh Dhanopia at our Workshop held on 8 Aug 2017 at CSMVS (museum) Mumbai
Sanjhi Art Workshop was held at CSMVS (museum), Mumbai on 7th August 2017 by the State Award Winner Artist Vijay Soni.
Sanjhi is a traditional art from Mathura, Uttar Pradesh.
Here’s a glimpse of the Workshop.
Stills of our participants learning the Traditional Art form of Mathura – Sanjhi Art
Stills of the exquisite art of Miniature painting workshop with renowned Artist Kailas Chand Kumawat held on 4-5 Aug.’17 at the CSMVS (museum) Mumbai.
A workshop much appreciated by the participants.
Day 1 (4th August 2017)
Day 2 (5th August 2017)
Discover a glimpse of Mithila Art workshop from Bihar with our National Award Winning Artist – Moti Karn, held on the 2 & 3 Aug at the CSMVS (museum)
The black & white painting are done by the participants who attended this workshop
Learn a glimpse about Mithila Art in the videos below.
Textiles from KANCHIPURAM, Tamil Nadu.
Kanchipuram specializes in heavy silk saris woven with tightly twisted three-ply, high-denier threads, using thick jari threads for supplementary warp and weft patterning. Interlocked weft borders are common. Along with silk saris, Kanchipuram also is well-reputed for its cotton saris. Traditional motifs such as, mango, elephant, peacock, diamond, lotus, pot, creeper, flower, parrot, hen, and depiction of stories from mythology are very common in Kanchipuram saris.
Cotton saris are ornamented with threads and some silk saris are also woven with thread instead of pure jari. The south Indian saris are a class by themselves both in silk and also in delicate cottons. The silk ones are heavy with broad borders and elaborate pallavs usually in contrasting colours. The colours are typical dark Indian shades. Kanchipuram in Tamil Nadu is amongst the best known for its exquisite silk and cotton saris.
Pattachithra is a Sanskrit word, from the words, ?patta? meaning cloth and ?Chithra? meaning pictures. The artists were traditionally called Chithrakars.
Stylistically, the Pattachithra resembles the old murals of that region, which date back to 5th century BC. The folk paintings of Orissa have flourished around the great religious centers of Puri, Konarak and Bhubaneswar. The best work is found in and around Puri, especially in the village of Raghurajpur. Pattachitra is a traditional craft, where the artisans delicately paint on primed cloth or ‘patta’ in the finest detail. The ‘chitrakars’ (artists) prepare, what looks like a hard card paper using layers of old Dhoti cloth and sticking them together with a mixture of chalk and tamarind seed gum, which gives the surface a smooth leathery finish, especially after it is rubbed with a conch shell. The theme is sketched with a pencil, then outlined with a fine brush using vivid earth and stone colours obtained from natural sources, like the white pigment prepared from conch shells, yellow from orpiment, red from cinnabar and black from lamp soot. After completion, the painting is held over red hot charcoals and lac mixed with resin powder is sprinkled over the surface. When this melts, it is rubbed over the entire surface to give a coating of lac. A recent modification in Pattachitra paintings is the division of the Patta into a row full of squares with the high-point of the story in the larger centre square and various events portrayed in the other squares. Themes usually depict the Jagannath temple with its three deities – Lord Jagannath, his brother Balabhadra and sister Subhadra and the famous Rath Yatra festival. These paintings were originally substitutes for worship on days when the temple doors were shut for the ‘ritual bath’ of the deity. Many Pattachitra paintings are from the ancient Indian texts based on Vishnu and Krishna. The paintings are of various shapes and sizes.