Cultural Weekend Workshops
In this world of digital art and 3D printing, Nazariya is a movement to bring us closer, to the beautiful world of Indian Folk Art. It is an effort in not just reviving these artforms, but also making them relevant for today. Nazariya is trying to bring out the subtle message behind these artforms; the message of unity, brotherhood and community. This is Nazariya's way of taking you on an incredible journey into India's past, helping us create a new future.
Nazariya is an incredible journey into rural India, not only connecting rural grassroot innovators to the world, but reviving lesser-known art forms, traditions and cultures, bringing out the subtle message of unity, brotherhood and community.
Gond ArtisanMr. Dwarka Paraste35 Yrs; 5 years experience; Banganaga, Bhopal
IntroductionThe art of stories, the art of spirituality and an art believed to bring good luck, Gond Art is the reflection of India’s largest adivasi community called Gonds who are of Dravidian origin and can be traced to the pre-Aryan era. The Gonds are traditionally believed to be storytellers, the Pradhan Gonds used to narrate the stories glorifying the king and this was mainly the source of their livelihood. While with the emergence of British, their downfall began. But it was during early 1980’s when Gond Art found its way back.
Phad & Miniature PaintingShankar Lal Bhopa55 Yrs; 30 years experience; Amer, Rajasthan
A talented Miniature and Phad artist from Amer, Rajasthan. Shankar Lal Ji has worked extensively on mythological subjects for the past 30 years, illustrating the Ramayana and the story of Dev Narayan. His work has been exhibited as the Global Arts Village in Dubai and the Annual Crafts Fair at Dilli Haat.
Phad painting or Phad is a style religious scroll painting and folk painting, practiced in Rajasthan state ofIndia. This style of painting is traditionally done on a long piece of cloth or canvas, known as phad. The narratives of the folk deities of Rajasthan, mostly of Pabuji and Devnarayan are depicted on the phads. TheBhopas, the priest-singers traditionally carry the painted phads along with them and use these as the mobile temples of the folk deities. The phads of Pabuji are normally about 15 feet in length, while the phads of Devnarayan are normally about 30 feet long. Traditionally the phads are painted with vegetable colors.
Miniatures paintings are a smaller version of phad paintings. The highlight of these paintings is the intricate and delicate brushwork, which lends them a unique identity. The colors are handmade, from minerals, vegetables, precious stones, indigo, conch shells, pure gold and silver. So, keep the windows open and enjoy the cultural fabric of India for all the time to come
Traditional Indian GamesKreeda Games, Kreeda meaning "play" in Sanskrit is involved in reviving traditional games and learning through play. The games have been created keeping tradition in mind and have also been made as environment friendly as possible by avoiding plastics and using naturally available material. Today we at Kreeda understand the value of these games. Our work is three-fold: ResearchRevival Creating Awareness
AboutAt Kreeda we want to remember our games for they tell us a lot about who we are and where we come from. But above all they are a lot of fun. Rediscover the joy of playing traditional games. Play a Kreeda game today because Life is just a Game!
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