About The Craft
Sanjhi is the ancient art of paper stencilling practised across Mathura and Vrindavan. The term Sanjhi is derived from Sanjh or dusk. It is related to the ritualistic practice of unveiling the rangoli in the temples with chanting at dusk. The beauty of Sanjhi lies in its delicate designs and elaborate picture motifs. Most of the designs are compositions narrating tales related to Krishna. The craftsmen use small fine custom-made scissors to cut the stencils and then use the stencil to create the images. The rangolis were made using coloured pigments, flowers or stones.
About The Artist
Ram Soni is a custodian of an ancient art form that his family has been practising for at least 350 years. Ram Soni ji has shown his work at the Nehru Centre in London in 2000. He won the National Award in 2002.
Meet the master at India Craft Week 2019.
- Includes free entry to the event on the day of the workshop
- Includes art & craft material required for the workshop
208 total visits