Matani Pachhedi/Kalamkari of Gujarat

Devi ka Parda or pachedi is the craft which is meant only for the devotees of goddess Durga. This is a combination craft done by women and the men folk. Artist first prints the panels of kalamkari with the help of wooden blocks using shade of maroon and black vegetable dyes against white setting.

This craft is practiced by Chitara community and men folk generally do the outline of the painting where as the women contribute towards the elaborate and intricate part of the painting. Durga's picture is the main beside there are religious scenes which are done in the shades of maroon and white.

Noted Artist:
Rahul Sheel visits the National Awarded Sanjay Manubhai Chitara
13 Vibhavari Co-Op SocVibhag 2,
Jivraj Park, Ahmedabad - 51 Gujarat- 380007
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