Fabric Painting Art

Fabric Painting Fabric painting is an age-old tradition in India. From ages, Indian have used different fabric materials and executed beautiful paintings in amazing colors.Techniques that were used to decorate the body began to be applied to the earliest fabrics that were developed. Two basic methods emerged: coloring (directly applying an image with color to the fabric) and patterning (painting or printing with resists in patterns and then coloring the fabric).

Batik paintings, Patachitra, Thangka paintings, kalamkari and Phad painting are some of the famous forms of Indian fabric paintings.Rajasthani Phad paintings reflect the age-old tradition of India, handed down from one generation to the other.

Originating out of the religious cult of Lord Jagannath in Puri, Orissa (India), Patachitra or 'painting on cloth' has gone on to win the hearts of millions. Crafts in India has an impressive array of fine Patachitra paintings for all the art lovers to dote on. Batik is a creative art of painting on fabric. It is believed to have originated in antiquity and is still a living art in India and other parts of the world. This traditional handicraft uses 'wax resist technique' for dyeing fabric. In India, the art of Batik has flourished in West Bengal and Chennai. Thangkas are the devotional fabric painting associated with Buddhism. You can browse and collect these fabulous fabric paintings from the exclusive gallery of Crafts in India.

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