The kalamkari Durga Folk Art Paintings

The word ‘kalamkari‘ is a portmanteau of ‘kalam’ (pen) and ‘kari’ (handiwork). The kalam in question is a sprig of bamboo sculpted into the shape of a rudimentary pen. The kari is done on a section of very specifically treated fabric canvas, using homemade colours put together from organic pigments. This form of folk artContinue reading “The kalamkari Durga Folk Art Paintings”

Folk Art Water Color Painting on Rama-Krishna-Jagannath Panel

Pattachitra is a well established part of life in Orissa. It is the name given to illustrations made utilizing endemic shades and methods on a texture canvas arranged locally by hand. The one you see on this page has a tussar pata-astra, a homegrown assortment of silk whose unquestionable ivory shading has gained a duskContinue reading “Folk Art Water Color Painting on Rama-Krishna-Jagannath Panel”

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