Pattachitra is an ancient art of visual mobile storytelling, hailing from Bengal in India. The name Pattachitra has evolved from the Sanskrit word ‘patta’, meaning cloth, and ‘chitra’, meaning picture.
The desire to communicate messages, ideas and stories through the means of visual depiction is
In the towns of Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry, the talented glass workers engaged in sophisticated processes to create glass beads. By 1000 BCE, Arikamedu was already an acknowledged site for glass-bead making. Beads were made using the drawn glass process, later adopted by European glass makers.
A testament to the rich culture of Sheopur is the craft of lacquer which has about 400 years of history hidden in its glinting curves.
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.
A little girl sits on her bed, eyes twinkling with mirth. Her parents have returned
Gaatha brings to you, traditional handicrafts and the culture behind them, directly from the very home of the Indian artisan.