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Painted Mata-ni-Pachedi: Trio
Painted Mata-ni-Pachedi: Trio
Painted Mata-ni-Pachedi: Trio
Painted Mata-ni-Pachedi: Trio
Painted Mata-ni-Pachedi: Trio
Painted Mata-ni-Pachedi: Trio
Painted Mata-ni-Pachedi: Trio
Painted Mata-ni-Pachedi: Trio
Painted Mata-ni-Pachedi: Trio

Chitaras of Gujarat

Painted Mata-ni-Pachedi: Trio

Rs. 34,050.00

Painting is an act of worship for Chitara families of the wandering Vaghari community who have evolved a form of art, devoted to the Goddess Mother or Mata.

Mata-ni-Pachedi’ in Gujarati translates to ‘that which enshrines the Goddess Mother’. Prohibited from entering temples, they make temporary outdoor shrines of painted deities on cloth. These are hand-painted in a prescribed format, with a powerful central image.

The artist draws directly on cloth without any premeditated sketching. Traditional madder red and iron black natural dyes are painted on hand spun hand woven khadi cotton, and washed in the waters of the Sabarmati River of Ahmedabad.

This piece depicts (from left to right) Meladi Mata, Bahuchar Mata, and Durga Mata, worshipped as protectors of wellbeing.

Colour

Madder red and iron black natural dyes

Technique 

Ritual hand painted textile 

Materials

Hand spun handwoven khadi cotton

Dimensions

65in x 31in

Care Instructions

Do not display in direct sunlight

Product Dispatch & Shipping Notice

Dispatched within 3 days of receiving your order. No refunds or returns.