About The Craft
Phad is a religious scroll painting and folk painting, practiced in Rajasthan state of India. This style of painting is traditionally done on a long piece of cloth or canvas, known as phad. The narratives of the folk deities of Rajasthan, mostly of Pabuji and Devnarayan are depicted on the phads. The Bhopas, the priest-singers traditionally carry the painted phads along with them and use these as the mobile temples of the folk deities, who are worshipped by the Rebari community of the region.
About The Artist
Shri Kalyan Joshi comes from a long line of Phad painters, dating back to the thirteenth century. He started painting from the age of eight with his father Shri Lal Joshi, an acclaimed Padma Shri honoree. Kalyan Joshi ji experiments with new stories, contemporary style painting and line drawing. Joshi ji has received numerous awards across his career, including the National Award from the Government of India in 2010, National Merit Award by the Government of India in 2006, and the Gauri Shankar Mehta Award, Maru Parampara in 2008.
Meet the master at India Craft Week 2019.
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