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Title: Use of plants as Colour material in Pytkar and Jadopatia folk arts of Jharkhand
Authors: Kumar, Sanjeev
Keywords: Chitrakar;Ethno colour;Ethno painting;Folk art;Jharkhand
Issue Date: Jan-2014
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
IPC Code: A61K 36/00, G03C, C09B, C09B 61/00, G01N 33/26, B43L 1/00
Abstract: The present paper is an outcome of study of ethnobotanical aspect of folk and tribal art of Jharkhand. It was observed that the people use plants not only for their requirement of food, medicine, shelter, clothing etc, but also to express their feelings through colours and brushes. Jadopatia of Santhal Pargana, Pytkar of East Singhbhum, Khovar and Soharai of Hazaribagh are important forms of such paintings. Festivals and rituals based on forests and nature get prominent place in their theme People practicing these art forms still use natural colours prepared from plants and minerals. Such painting can be called as ethnopainting. In this paper fourteen plants have been described which are used in the preparation of colours with the help of other natural ingredients. Use of natural colours to paint subjects related to nature is an honour to nature.
Page(s): 202-207
ISSN: 0975-1068 (Online); 0972-5938 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJTK Vol.13(1) [January 2014]

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