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: Sandeep Kumar
Sohrai 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 natural earth by women of the household during the festival of ‘Sohrai’ to worship the God of animals, “Pashupati” and welcome good harvest.
Sohrai is a harvest festival art. The name itself comes from an ancient word, soro, meaning literally to drive with a stick. It is the festival of the early winter months when the paddy has ripened and is about to be harvested. Each village has its own distinctive style of Sohrai Painting.
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