Patang Mata ni Pachedi

This artwork shows the process of making Mata ni Pachedi in the city of Ahmedabad. The Sabarmati river, Teen Darwaza, busy roads are shown more prominently than the Goddess, located off-centre. Sanjay Chitara and his family have been upholding the artistic tradition of Mata ni Pachedi (Cloth of the Mother Goddess for over 10 decades.… Read more »

Lankadhipati Ravana

This shadow puppet of Ravana is from Tholu Bommalaata, puppet tradition of Andhra Pradesh in India. Here, tholu means leather, bommalu means puppets and aata means dance. In Valmiki’s Ramayana, Ravana is portrayed as an opposition to Rama; the evil against the good. Ravana is a devout worshipper of Shiva. Apart from his physical characteristics, he is said to possess in-depth… Read more »