In recent times, Pattachitra is used to depict and spread awareness about recent historical events like The French Revolution, World Wars, Bengal Plagues, Freedom Struggle among others. But the most interesting point to observe here is that all the characters of these images have Bengali physical features...
a few artisans in sarangpur, Madhya Pradesh, who are making nutcrackers they were so fascinated by. The students watch wide-eyed as a pair of metal-smiths forge a piece of metal and file the head into an L-shape, one of them controlling the forge while holding the article..
KNOW YOUR NATIVE (INDIAN TRIBE) The distinctly peculiar characteristics of indigenous Indian Tribal communities have
As old as civilisation, the tradition of narrating stories with the help of puppets has been a great source of entertainment and knowledge. Bringing down stories from generation to generation, the storyteller (sutradhara – holder of strings) acquires a vital role in puppet shows.
Bengal is famous for its weaving tradition, many small towns like Fulia, Baluchari, Begampur, Atpur are keeping this culture alive.
to make chau mask, Wool, jute, foil, bamboo sticks, plastic flowers and beads are used for ornamentation.
Gaatha brings to you, traditional handicrafts and the culture behind them, directly from the very home of the Indian artisan.