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.
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.
The process of Swamimalai, bronze casting craft is, in itself, a very spiritual experience. A Sthapathi is expected to be well-versed in the Neetisaram, Amaram, Shilpasaaram, and the Dhyan shlokas.
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.
The air of the Chippa (Craftsmen) Mohalla Bagru, the area of the town that belongs to the printers seems permanently ingrained with the smell of drying fabrics.
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.