In keeping with its objective of spreading knowledge about Indian Arts and Crafts, Paramparik Karigar conducts Craft Workshops and Lectures Demonstration by Master Craftsmen in schools and colleges across Mumbai, which aim to create familiarity and from there an interest in our rich Handicraft traditions.
Paramparik Karigar also partners with the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya Museum in Mumbai to hold similar workshops for the general public. On invitation our karigars have conducted workshops in institutions and at programmes across the country and even abroad. The workshops close to our heart have been those with social impact, like the Intense Workshops for underprivileged daughters of sex workers , the Workshops for the differently abled at Shraddha and the National Association For Blind. Now during this pandemic Paramparik Karigar has taken the workshops online. We are delighted to state that these online workshops have been well received and run to a full house. Registration details and other relevant information about our online workshops are available on our Social Media handles and on this website under workshops.
Our projects have always given us an opportunity to work and experiment with different mediums and art forms.
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The Warlis or Varlis are an indigenous tribe or Adivasis living in the mountainous as well as the coastal regions of the Maharashtra- Gujarat border.
The artists painted on a variety of materials like paper, ivory-panels, wooden tablets, leather, marble, cloth and walls and used colours derived from minerals, vegetables, precious stones, indigo, conch shells, pure gold and silver.
In the beginning the Mughals and Persians who settled in Awadh practiced and patronized the craft. This craft is quite distinctive in nature and forms an integral part of life of Lucknow.
Traditionally wall decorations, now on paper, canvas and other media. Made using mud or clay mixed with chaff and water. Natural colours, usually blue, yellow, black. Commonly depicts local deities, forest scenes and folk stories.
Cheriyal scroll painting is one of the earliest forms of audio-visual entertainment and these paintings are prepared by only Nakashi caste people in Telangana state.
The uniqueness of this crafts is in the blocks which stay in the family and are passed down generations. Multiple blocks are used in various combinations to create intricate and eye-catching designs. Colours used are natural and eco-friendly.
Paramparik Karigar is pleased to collaborate with BMN College of Home Science Autonomous Matunga and with RUSA (Rashtriya Uchatar Abhiyan) for the cause of education and for the upliftment of our craftsperson.