ARTS and CRAFTS|
October 28, 2010
Prikshit Sharma, Masto - Miniature artists
Chamba Rumal, Himachal Pradesh
Mohalla Chountra, City Chamba, HP 176310
Mobile: 094182 23713 ; e-mail: email@example.com
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Chamba in Himachal Pradesh is famous for the Pahari and Kangra
styles of miniature paintings. The same style and figures used for the
painting are traced on fine unbleached cotton or silk fabric which is
mostly white or off-white in colour and fine double satin stitch is
applied to create exquisite hand embroidered panels. Other stitches used
are stem, buttonhole. The speciality is that the art piece is
reversible in that they are finely finished on both sides of the cloth
and are reversible.
Prikshit is a miniature painting artist from Chamba, Himachal Pradesh.
He traces the designs on cloth and gives the finishing touches to the
picture using pencil. Masto does the hand embroidery. The women of the
village are usually engaged in the stitching work. Prikshit says "The
drawing and the embroidery are both intricate and the dedicated artists
who execute the work almost like a dhyanam, sometimes forget their tea
or even meals".
Click here to View the embroidery work