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  • Hase gowde chittara
  • Terina chittara (chariot)
Chittara (Karnataka)

About Artist

The folk art form of Karnataka,are drawings of intricate patterns, that represent the auspicious ceremony and rituals of life, symbolized in geometric patterns. This requires a certain understanding of ratios and proportions, which the women of the community have been using with great dexterity. This folk art was and still is a part of their day-to-day life. It was never a profession, but a practice that has artistic and socio-cultureal value, the paintings are usually 2-3 feel in size aesthetically refined, made of symbols representing their physical environment. They use eco-friendly natural resources like ground rice paste for white colour, roasted rice for black, yellow seeds (Gurige_ red earth and the brushes are made up of Pundi Naaru. For women of the Deevaru community Chittara painting are a source of great joy, beauty and creativity. They are proud of their tradition, socially bonded and culturally integrated by unique customs and ritualistic practices.