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Gond Painting

Tracing the history of Gond Art: From walls to canvas

Gond Art is a traditional tribal art form originating from the Gond tribes of central India. It’s a visual language that’s been passed down through generations and is known for its bold lines, bright colors, and intricate designs. Whether you’re looking at a Gond painting, mural, or wall hanging, you’ll be struck by its energy and life.

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Understanding The Motifs And Themes Of Pattachitra

India has been home to many kinds of art forms, some of which have survived the test of time. The evolution of some art forms has been influenced by new materials and colours, while others have remained the same. In this article, Rooftop talks about the intricate motifs and the beautiful themes of Pattachitra that

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CCRT collaboration with Rooftop

Rooftop x CCRT: A New Way Forward

Wondering what is CCRT and why is Rooftop writing about them? Well, read ahead and find out! CCRT is an institution that links education with culture and is backed by the Ministry of Culture, Government of India. Centre for Cultural Research and Training or CCRT offers a variety of theoretical academic programmes that focus on

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Curated Experience by Rooftop

The Magic of Rooftop’s Curated Experiences

When it comes to weddings, everyone wants to make the day as special and memorable as possible. But for Nisha* and Jatin*, their wedding was truly one for the books. They entrusted Rooftop to make their two-state wedding an event that would be remembered for decades to come. The idea for incorporating art into the

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Dhokra Handicraft

Dhokra handicrafts: The story so far

We have all seen the famous ‘Dancing Girl ’of Mohenjodaro sculpture at least once, either in our school history textbooks or in a handicraft store. At first, it may seem to be like any other abstract art piece to adorn your house. But there is more to the sculpture and its provenance. It is what

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Patola Saree

The Timeless Beauty of the Elegant Patola Sarees

The Patola sarees are rich handloom silk sarees from Gujarat, and the name translates to ‘queen of silks’. These sarees are known for their distinctive vibrant colours and are filled with motifs depicting animals and flowers. Did you know that the geometric motifs are so intricately and carefully woven into this textile that the saree

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The Stories behind the most expensive Indian artworks

Paintings are priceless, as they encompass one’s imagination, hard work, and emotions. It is a canvas filled with one’s imagination and expression. That said, our Indian artists are in no way falling behind European artists. Our artists have garnered much acclaim in international auction houses. Auctions are a great place to understand the value of

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Pantone colour of the year in Indian Art

Pantone Colour of the Year 2023 and Indian Art

Pantone’s color of the year is Viva magenta, but how well it is represented in Indian art forms? Pantone has just revealed Viva Magenta as the colour of the year for 2023! But did you know that this vibrant hue can also be found in traditional Indian folk art?- Brace yourself for a burst of

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Official logo of the G20 Summit in India

G20 Summit 2023: Experience the culture of India

India is all set to host the G20 Summit on its 75th Independence anniversary! Apart from serving as the meeting venue, Indian cities have a lot to offer, as a tourist destinations, to ensure an experience of a lifetime: The Group of Twenty (G20) is the main setting for economic cooperation on a global scale.

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Serendipity Arts Festival 2022: All you need to know!

Held annually in Panaji, Goa the Serendipity Arts Festival was inaugurated by Goa CM Mr Pramod Sawant on 15th December 2022. The eight-day festival, one of the largest in South Asia, is usually held in the month of December. This year the festival will run from the 15th to the 22nd of December. It was

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