Tag: Folk Art

Gond Art : A Folk Art Form with Beautiful Tribal Colours, Themes, and Shapes

Gond Art comes with a rich history and nature-inspired themes. Now commonly used, it embodies the culture of the Gond tribe of Madhya Pradesh.

Pichwai Paintings – An Elegant Folk Art Form of Rajasthan

The Pichwai Paintings are believed to have originated about four centuries ago. It is said to have arisen from the state of Rajasthan, more precisely from the Nathdwara town in the state. The word “Pichh” means back, and the word “wai” translates to textile hanging.

Vijay Joshi – A Traditional Phad Artist With Tints Of Modernity

Vijay Joshi, the 13th generation practitioner, entered the Shahpura School at the age of 9 where phad painting was taught. This is when he came to terms with his age old family business. He revealed that he found solace in this art form, as if he was specifically chosen to be part of the Joshi family by God.

Soul-stirring Music in Baul Culture of Bengal

The Bauls worship music and are not associated with any mainstream religion. Their music is the culmination point of a huge range of cultures from around the world.

Scroll Paintings of India – A Fine Mix of Story-telling and Art

The different types of Scroll paintings are an integral part of the visual arts and most of these are as much about tradition and culture as about skill, color and craft.

The Madhubani Painting – Simple, Elegant and Meaningful

One of the traditional forms of paintings that was practiced in households and painted on walls by the women of the home, Madhubani Paintings also called Mithila art have come a long way in getting wide spread acclaim and attention.

Indian Folk Art Mandana: The Doomed Tradition Needs to be Preserved

Mandana is the oldest forms of tribal art that has survived economically in India till ages. It is done in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh by one of the ancientest tribal communities, the Meenas.

Warli Painting – A Timeless Folk Art Form of India

The Warli painting, created by the Warli tribe, residing in the north Sahyadri Range is one such priceless art form that though carried on for years by the tribe has found fame, appreciation and usability in today’s modern times.

Jamini Roy – A Treasure of Modern Folk Art

Some artists break all these barriers to become truly celebrated and their work becomes world renowned. Jamini Roy also belongs to this league.

An Infographic on Mesmerizing Rajasthani Handicrafts

Check out the rich culture of Rajasthan's folk art through this amazing infographic on Rajasthani Handicrafts

Folk Art Forms of India – Defining Our Cultural Diversity

The best known folk art forms of India that are flourishing with a well-established market for their artefacts are featured here

Revive-it-yourself – Potli Folk Art Kit

How to be creative using ready do-it-yourself kit of Indian art and craft. Whenever we want to do some artwork, our choices are confined to few things available in the marketplace – fabric design, oil painting, water colours, paper and gum, etc.

Have a Story? Share it!

Free - Indian Cultural Directory!

GET INSPIRED

We feature inspiring stories on Indian Travel, Art & Culture. Get our stories right into your mail box. Aie Shapat NO SPAMS!