Nirona Village, Kutchh, Gujarat - 370001
"Rogan art is a form of textile painting which uses a rich, brightly coloured paint made from castor oil and natural colors. The term Rogan means Oil-based in Persian and refers to the thick substance formed by heating and then casting castor oil in cold water. The making of the Rogan paste is done in the forest where the artisans boiling oil and mix natural color. After it is mixed with natural colours, the paste is drawn out into a fine thread with a metal stylus or Kalam. The artisans then place a small amount of this paint paste into their palm and at body temperature, the paint is carefully twisted across the cloth into motifs and patterns using the Kalam. Next, the artisan folds the fabric thereby printing its mirror image. The finer details are then added thus completing the Rogan painting. The Tree of Life design is the most famous design in Rogannart. It is inspired by traditional Persian designs."