Phad Borders and Patterns
About the ArtformPhad painting or phad is a style of religious scroll painting and folk painting, practiced in the Rajasthan state of India. This style of painting is traditionally done on a long piece of cloth or canvas, known as phad. The narratives of the folk deities of Rajasthan, mostly of Pabuji and Devnarayan are depicted through this art form.
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About the Artist
Shri Kalyan Joshi comes from a long line of Phad painters, dating back to the thirteenth century. He started painting at the age of eight with his father, Shri Lal Joshi, an acclaimed Padma Shri honoree. Kalyan Joshi Ji experiments with new stories, contemporary style painting, and line drawing and has received numerous awards across his career, including the National Award from the Government of India in 2010, the National Merit Award by the Government of India in 2006, and the Gauri Shankar Mehta Award, Maru Parampara in 2008.
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