3rd Dec 2022, Saturday & 4th Dec 2022, Sunday
Nomadic narratives of folk Indian Phad Painting

By Shri Shankar Lal, Nazariya
Please contact #9818268894, #8800788187

Time: 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Serenity Amphitheater

Rs 300/- for 10 years & above


Scrolling through history
Phad painting or Phad is a religious style scroll painting and folk painting, practiced in Rajasthan, India. Traditionally, it's medium is on a long piece of cloth or canvas which is known as phad. The paintings depict the narratives of the folk deities of Rajasthan, mostly Pabuji and Devnarayan. The Bhopas or priest-singers traditionally carry the painted phads along with them and use these as mobile temples of the folk deities. The highlight of these paintings is the intricate and delicate brushwork, which lends them a unique identity. The colors are handmade, using minerals, vegetables, precious stones, indigo, conch shells, pure gold and silver.
Inquisitive participants will get informed and endure the history and story of Phad Painting, from a Phad artisan itself, visiting Delhi, all the way from Rajasthan.
You will get a chance to interact with the artisan, hear his story while learning the basic techniques of the miniature version of Phad painting. Materials will be provided.

About the Organisers:

In this world of digital art and 3D printing, Nazariya is a movement to bring us closer to the beautiful world of Indian Folk Art. It is an effort in not just reviving these artforms, but also making them relevant for the contemporary world.. Nazariya is trying to bring out the subtle message behind these artforms; the message of unity, brotherhood and community. This is Nazariya's way of taking you on an incredible journey into India's past, helping us create a new future. We believe that artisans need to be respected and promoted, for the art forms they have given their life too. The story of the artisans must be told to the urban youth, to engage them into various art forms, traditions and cultures which are on their way to extinction. In collaboration with

Shankar Lal Bhopa
55 Yrs; 30 years experience; Amer, Rajasthan

A talented Miniature and Phad artist from Amer, Rajasthan. Shankar Lal Ji has worked extensively on mythological subjects for the past 30 years, illustrating the Ramayana and the story of Dev Narayan. His work has been exhibited as the Global Arts Village in Dubai and the Annual Crafts Fair at Dilli Haat.

What do you need to do:
  • Be at the meeting point 15 minutes before time to have Maximum FUN and if you're late join in silently.
  • Keep your phones off your hands (preferred) during the workshop.

P.S. We will be using the event picture at our social media platforms.

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