Phad Paintings

Indian cloth paintings have won millions of admirers from every corner of the world. The Indian cloth paintings are perfect blends of Indian cultural history and philosophies. There is incredible diversity and imaginative creativity found in Indian folk paintings especially the paintings from Rajasthan. Most famous paintings of Rajasthan are the Phad paintings. Phad paintings are beautiful specimen of the Indian cloth paintings originating from the royal state of Rajasthan.

Phad paintings have their own styles and patterns and are very popular due to their vibrant colors and historic themes. Phad paintings are the colorful mosaic, depicting the valor of local famous heroes. The unique beauty and themes of Phad paintings have made them the most sought after paintings in the world of art and culture. Most famous heroes of Phad paintings are Goga Chauhan, Prithviraj Chauhan, Amar Singh Rathore, Papuji etc.

Phad painting is an ancient form of folk painting that is basically a large painting on Khadi which depicts the heroic deeds of a heroic figure, the daily life of painters and peasants, rural life, animals and birds, flora and fauna. The smaller version of the phada is known as phadakye. This form of folk art painting makes use of natural earthen colors mixed with gum, water and indigo to get the required colors. Phad paintings are one of the most sought after folk art paintings in the Indian art and cultural context known for their vibrant and enchanting colors and features.
Phad painting is a type of scroll painting. These paintings are created using the rainbow of bright colors and subtle colors. The main themes of the Phad paintings depict the deities and their legends and the stories of erstwhile maharajas. These paintings are magnificent and its outlines are drawn in block and filled with colors. The outlines of the paintings are first drawn in block and later filled with colors.

The paintings depicting exploits of local deities are often carried from place to place and are accompanied by traditional singers, who narrate the theme depicted on the scrolls. The phad paintings are carried from place to place and accompany traditional singers who narrate the theme of the painting. These paintings depict the lives of local heroes in folk style. The stories of Pabuji Ramdevji and Dev Narainji are sung by bhopas around the villages.

For Phad painting, vibrant raw colors are used. Some of the unique features of Phad paintings are the bold lines and a two dimensional treatment of figures with the entire composition arranged in sections.

Traditional cloth painting
Traditional cloth painting-Phad Painting
Folk art on cloth
Folk art on cloth-Phad Painting
Decorative cloth painting
Decorative cloth painting-Phad Painting
Indian art on cloth
Indian art on cloth-Phad Painting
Indian painting on cloth
Indian painting on cloth-Phad Painting
Folk painting on cloth
Folk painting on cloth-Phad Painting


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