Gamik is a weaving tradition practiced by women of Asaam. The weavers called Sipinis, traditionally wove all garments worn by family members and still continue to weave Mekhala and Patani’s (lower garments), Chadors (upper body garments), Gamocha’s etc. for their families. During the two day workshop children will play with patterns, textures and will learn to embroider their own designs.
TERRACOTTA, MADHYA PRADESH:
The terracotta pottery of Madhya Pradesh is marvellous in its style and representation. Traditional statues of elephants, lions, monkeys and birds form the unique style of this tradition. The terracotta pieces depicting different animals represents a distinct votive practice and are offered to the local deity in lieu of sacrifice. During the two day workshop participants will learn how to mould terracotta, make different animals, birds, houses and paint their own designs.
WARLI ART, MAHARASHTRA:
Traditionally women of Warli tribe of Thane district, made auspicious paintings on the walls of the huts during wedding rituals. Characterised with line drawings of multitudes of tiny human figures engaged in hunting, dancing or cultivating lands, this art form represents the artist’s relationship with life. During the two day workshop participants will learn the geometric language of Warli to make different motifs, human figures and will paint their own designs.
PATTACHITRA PAINTINGS, ORISSA:
The word ‘Pattachitra’ is a Sanskrit term that translates to ‘painting on canvas’. It is an art form that evolved in the state of Odisha and is the mainstay of a number of artists in the district of Raghurajpur. The tradition and profession of making Pattachitra paintings has been handed down among families from generation to generation and remains one of the most popular art forms of Odisha. During the two day workshop, the participants will hear different Panchatantra and Jataka tales and explore borders, motifs and animals which are characterstic of the art form.