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: Natural Colours on Handmade Paper
Artist: Vijay Chitrakar
Paitkar Paintings represent ancient storytelling tradition from East Singhbhum on scrolls of paper or cloth reflecting the day to day life of tribal people, stories of legends & mythologies. These are done using colours extracted from stones, flowers, roots and leaves.
The name Paitkar is derived from “Pait” an aberration of Pata means scroll and Kar who does this art. The community which practices this painting has been christened as Paitkar and so is the name of the painting (Paitkar). These communities also carry the title of ‘Chitrakar’ means image maker or artist. They live in Amadubi village of East Singhbhum (near Jamshedpur) district of Jharkhand.
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