PHAD PAINTINGS

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Shahid Chowk, Sanganeri Gate, Bhimganj, Bhilwara, Rajasthan 311001 , 311001
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PHAD PAINTINGS The largescale horizontal paintings on cloth portraying the epic lives of the local hero-gods are popularly known as Phad paintings. These paintings have the mammoth task of representing a complex and full-blown folk epic narrative, which it achieves through a very specific style of representation, filled with figures & pictorial incidents, these paintings form a kind of dramatic backdrop to epic storytelling performances. Since they depict the different episodes, these paintings are customarily opened or unrolled only after sundown, in conjunction with the all-night performance. This could be one reason for these paintings to be called Phad. This means folds in Rajasthani dialect”
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