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Golden legacy

January 7, 2017 By

Golden legacy A Kutch family that has kept alive the Rogan art form now hopes to benefit from tourist attention. One watches in anticipation as Abdul Gafoor Khatri, 42, takes a lump of yellow coloured paste to the point of his steel pencil and starts painting on a piece ofcloth . A beautiful flower emerges on the cloth after half…

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Mastery on Fabric- Rogan Art

January 7, 2017 By

Mastery on Fabric- Rogan Art I stopped by at Nirona Village while travelling through Kutch in Gujarat. Nirona is about 100 kms away from Bhuj, near Nakhtarana. We walked down through the village lanes to the home of National Award Winning Artistes (Khatri Ghafoor Bhai and family) who are preserving the 300 year old Rogan Art Form. It was often…

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The wearable canvas

January 7, 2017 By

The wearable canvas The practice of self adornment and decoration has always been an integral part of human social life. And with improved senses over time, cultural exchanges with migration of clusters, innovations kept happening. Kutch has always been very popular for its distinctive use of threads beads and printing techniques to create colourful fabric ornamentations. But not so popular…

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The Link Between Modi, Obama and the Village of Nirona in Kutch!

January 7, 2017 By

The Link Between Modi, Obama and the Village of Nirona in Kutch! This family of artists living in Nirona in Kutch region of Gujarat is quite unique – their art adorns the walls of White house. Know all about this extraordinary ancient art form here. Traditional Indian handicrafts reflect the culture and history of the place they come from. One…