Welcome to the home of authentic traditional paintings and hand painted products of Jharkhand (INDIA) made by rural artisans using natural/earth pigments; just the way they have been painting for generations.
Materials: Earth Colours on Handmade Paper
Artist: Malo Devi
Khovar Paintings represent an age old matriarchal tradition inspired by rock arts (5000-10000 BCE) of the regions of Hazaribagh. These paintings are traditionally done using black and white natural earth by women of the household during marriage ceremonies to welcome and bless the newlywed couple.
The Khovar art depicts the socio-religious tradition of preparing a marriage room. The khovar is, strictly speaking the bridal room, and the decorated nuptial room is a tribal tradition. The decoration is done in this room in the bride’s house by the bride’s mother and aunts. Since the tribal woman is revered as Devi, the mother goddess, the woman is a very special person. Upon marriage she becomes Devi and anything made by her hands is considered the gift of the mother goddess. The Devi is the sole person allowed to draw or embroider ritual sacred icons relating to marriage and harvest seasons, and it is an ancient tradition.
All our paintings are being made by traditional artisans of Jharkhand. When you buy from MAATI GHAR, you help rural and needy artisans earn their livelihood and helps in the preservation of endangered art forms of our culturally rich country.
Note: Frame on painting is for display only, painting will be shipped unframed.
MAATI GHAR is the home to breathtakingly beautiful authentic traditional paintings of Jharkhand (INDIA) and related products communicating the message of peace and harmony between Humans and Nature.
All our products are being made by traditional rural artisans and rural women of Jharkhand using natural/earth pigments; thus keeping the originality of paintings alive.
When you buy from MAATI GHAR, you help rural and needy people earn their livelihood and help preserve endangered art forms.
The worthy initiative to restore tribal art and ensure that the artists can make a living. Thanks to all those involved.
At the time, when the world is talking about Nature Conservation, traditional paintings of Jharkhand has a lot to teach us as these are inspired by nature, made up of natural materials and communicate the nature’s message of peace and harmony.
MAATI GHAR is our sincere effort to preserve and promote traditional paintings of Jharkhand. It came across as a vision in 2015 after knowing the deteriorating conditions of these art forms and their artisans. Since then we have been trying to improve the lives of traditional artisans by promoting their work and providing then market linkages. We have also been teaching these to needy and most importantly to our coming generation.
Feel free to visit us at our office address mentioned below.
Ram Babu House (Landmark: Mansa Mandir), Kitadih, Jamshedpur - 831002, Jharkhand, INDIA