The Rogan art of painting is an ancient art. The traditional Rogan flower motifs and designs speak of Traditional patterns. Today, Kutch is the only place where this work is created. When castor oil is heated over fire for more than twelve hours and cast into cold water, it produces a thick residue called Rogan, mixed with natural colours obtained from the earth. With a six-inch Metal or wooden stick or pen, the craftsperson then draws a fine thread from which is painted to the cloth. Rogan painting is delicately and precisely painted from one's own creative imagination and is done with total concentration sitting on the floor without using a table, Frame or any outline.
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Crafts of Kutch
The rich and diverse creative traditions of Kutch live at the intersection of cultures and communities. Kutchi motifs can be traced to the ancient Harappan civilization, yet craft is developing and growing with the innovative and entrepreneurial drive of spirited artists.
Craft is inextricable from the numerous communities, connected by trade, agriculture and pastoralism in Kutch.
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communities of kutch
For generations, Kutch has been home to nomadic communities whose traditional work of animal husbandry and craft have lent to forming a rich economic and cultural tapestry. Today, Kutch is a confluence of various art, craft, and music forms. Migration brought the distinctive elements of craft traditions from Sindh and Northern India to Kutch. These elements, inherited skill, and community identity are deeply imbedded in the region’s craft culture. Until three decades ago, each craft’s production process, from the sourcing of raw materials to the sale of finished products was practiced within the artisans’ communities.