Rogan Art: Gujarat

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  • September 15, 2020
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Rogan Art: Gujarat

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-I- Art and Culture

In news

  • Rogan art (hand painting on cloth) was recently in news because it is facing an unprecedented challenge due to pandemic.

Important value additions

  • With origins in Persia, it came to Kutch around 300 years ago.
  • This rare craft is practised by a lone Muslim family, the Khatris of Nirona Village, Gujarat.
  • Rogan is a form of textile painting which uses a rich, brightly coloured paint made from castor oil and natural colors. 
  • The intricate motifs – geometric flowers, peacocks, the tree of life, etc. – are drawn from the history and folk culture of the Kutch region.
  • The ‘Tree of Life’ design is the most famous design in Rogan painting.

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