Ganjifa is the name given to an ancient Indian card game. According to history, this game is believed to have been brought to India and popularised during the Mughal period. The speciality of these cards is that they are traditionally hand-painted. The cards are circular in shape although some rectangular decks have been produced. This was a game that was popular and played across Medieval India. Each region in the country had its own form of the game. There was the Sawantwadi Ganjifa from Maharashtra, Navadurga Ganjifa from Orrisa, Rajasthan and Gujrat Ganjifa, Kashmir Ganjifa, Nepal Ganjifa and the Mysooru Ganjifa which was greatly graced by the Mysore Royal family during their reign.The Circle Community brings together Ganjifa ArtWorkshop with Veenu Gauba
About The Artist
Veenu is an artist, holistic healer and a teacher by profession. She is a self-taught artist and polished her artistic skills in the lockdown and loves learning Indian Art forms.
The Workshop Began
Veenu greeted all the participants and thanked the host for the lovely introduction. She first started outlining the structure of the peacock Ganjifa design and started painting the circular section and the border of the circle with crimson red. She then continued to apply blue colour to the peacock and golden colour to the other designs and outlined its eye, She concluded the session and showed her created artwork to all the participants.
Towards The End Of The Workshop
Deepti painted a beautiful and gave an artistic touch to her Ganjifa art with the red, white, yellow blue and golden colour of a peacock. All the participants appreciated her art and showed her co-created Ganjifa art to Deepti. The host thanked Veenu for teaching this historical and ancient Indian game.The attendees were from different parts of the country. They also belonged to different age groups but their love for art brought them together on a single platform. 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!Also, for more information on upcoming Circle Experiences, follow us on Instagram.