Story of Pabuji Phad Painting
Phad Paintings, Rajasthan

Rs. 22,500.00

Pabuji, is revered as a great hero and adulatory verses are sung in his praise by the Bhopas. The phad that shows as entire sequence of events from his birth to death, has crowded scenes and innumerable figures full of movement, but, that of Pabuji, astride the Kesar kalimi, a beautiful black mare, is most prominent.

Phad painting or Phad is a style religious scroll and folk painting, practiced in Rajasthan. This style of painting is traditionally done on a long piece of cloth or canvas, known as phad. The narratives of the folk deities of Rajasthan, mostly of Pabuji and Devnarayan are depicted on the phads. The Bhopas, the priest-singers traditionally carry the painted phads along with them and use these as the mobile temples of the folk deities. The phads of Pabuji are normally about 15 feet in length, while the phads of Devnarayan are normally about 30 feet long. Traditionally the phads are painted with mineral colours.

The Joshi families of Bhilwara,  Shapura in Bhilwara district of Rajasthan are widely known as the traditional artists of this folk art-form for the last two centuries. 

ARTIST : Vivek Joshi, from Shahpura School of Painting

Heritage
Phad Paintings, Rajasthan
Weight
50 g

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