Sohrai Painting Online Course
by Mausmi Baraik
In this course, you will learn the basics of Sohrai painting, know the 13 styles of painting and learn to draw the painting in 2 different styles i.e. Bhelwara & Gaanjhu.
This course is exclusively available for the premium members only.
Learn the history and basics of Sohrai Painting.
Learn Sohrai Folk Painting of Jharkhand
Sohrai folk painting is an indigenous art form that originates from the state of Jharkhand, India. It is a unique form of tribal art that is characterized by its vibrant colors, intricate designs, and depictions of local flora and fauna. Sohrai painting is usually created during the harvest season and is traditionally painted on the walls of homes and huts in the rural areas of Jharkhand.
The 13 styles of Sohrai Painting
The art form is believed to have been practiced for centuries by the indigenous tribes of Jharkhand, who used it as a means of self-expression and storytelling. Sohrai paintings are typically created using natural earth colors giving them an earthy and rustic appeal.
The 4 colors which are used in Sohrai art are: Black Manganese (kali mitti), Haematite Redoxide (laal mitti), Yellow oxide (peeli mitti), and Kaolin – creamy white (safed mitti).
Sohrai paintings often depict scenes from daily life, including harvest festivals, weddings, and other cultural events. The paintings also feature intricate designs and patterns inspired by nature, such as birds, trees, and flowers.
Today, Sohrai folk painting is gaining recognition and popularity as a unique and beautiful art form, with many artists and organizations working to preserve and promote this traditional craft. The Sohrai art received GI Tag (geographical indication) in 2019.