Sunday, July 10, 2011

Indian Folk Art: Badhia, Raghurajpur

Badhia painting, Raghurajpur, District Chandanpur, Orissa. Artist: Swain
He claimed the paintings had been made decades ago by his award-winning father, thus the "antique" look. Hmmmn... The one on the wall is also by dear dad. Now, that looked genuine. But the house surely was  limewashed? Yes, every year. But the painting area was never touched. Hmmmn... (Above): painted wall in the village and artist at work on  a scroll 

Published in Deccan Herald, July 2011

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