The Sarmaya team has worked with Pratham to develop digital resources focusing on art forms in India. We are very excited to create a series of learning resources that are educational and entertaining, and inspired by the art forms we have in our collection. We decided to begin with indigenous or folk art. As living traditions, these forms are deeply embedded in the cultural ethos, symbolism and traditions practised and recognised in India. Through these videos, we wanted to share knowledge about performative and visual folk art in an entertaining, engaging form to encourage children to observe, imagine and think critically about art.
First, an introduction to Indian art forms
An introduction to Tholu Bommalaata
An introduction to Mata-ni-Pachedi
An introduction to Pattachitra
An introduction to Mithila or Madhubani art