Current Affair Diary 14/09/2020

Art and culture

Rogan Art

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

✓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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