Monday, June 2, 2008

Phad Painting [Rajasthan]




Phad painting is a beautiful specimen of Indian cloth painting. Rajasthan in Western India is its place of origin. In the simplest term Phad can be described as a large painting on cloth, which venerates the deeds of a hero. The smaller version of phada is known as phadakye. Generally, the life events of Goga Chauhan, Prithaviraj Chauhan, Amar Singh Rathor, Tejaji, and many others were illustrated on the Phadas in the earlier times but today the stories from the life of Papuji, and Narayandevji are primarily depicted. For their unique beauty and chronicling character, Phada painting has come to be regarded as one of the most sought after folk paintings in the world.

I have done the above painting on handmade paper using poster colors.

4 comments:

vedagiri said...

Very colourful and enjoyable.

miradha said...

I could see that you have attempted to give each one a different nose and eyes. Good job.
Reminds me of Abhishek Bachchan during his wedding. ;)

Cheenu said...

i havent heard things like phaf painting n all..its awesome...

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