The Meenakari technique originated in Persia. Raja Man Singh of Jaipur brought Persian craftsmen to Rajasthan (India) in the 16th century. The artform gained significance under the Mughal patronage. Champleve is a unique style of Jaipuri Minakari that uses enameling of deep red color. Meenakari is art for royalty especially Rajput jewelry as precious stones and diamonds are used for beautification. It is often used to adorn artifacts, murals, utensils, jewelry, weapons, etc.
The Circle Community brings a curated Meenakari Peacock workshop with Ruchin Goel.
About the Artist:-
Ruchin Goel holds expertise in Meenakari art. She is also a Mehendi or Henna artist. Art has been her passion since childhood.
The workshop began:-
The workshop began with the artist introducing herself and thanking Rajasthan Studio for such a wonderful opportunity. She took a 7*7 inches wood board and smoothen it with sandpaper. Next, she applied Gesso or the mix media. She traced the design using carbon paper from a piece of butter paper design brief. She beautifully bordered the design using a gold 3-D metallic outliner. She filled in colors starting with peacock‘s neck using glass colors of bottle green and blue. She pricked the bubble with a toothpick. Further, she added red and yellow colors to the peacock. She stuck small mirror sequins with white glue or fabric glue.
Towards the end of the workshop:-
Towards the end of the workshop, she showed her other work which was decoupage and meenakari work. She gave a quick revision and also addressed the FAQs raised by the participants.
The Circle Community, as always, was successful in connecting artists and curating a magical and positive vibe together.
On this note, here’s us signing off until next time!
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