Mandana paintings are one of the oldest forms of tribal art in India that has survived over the ages. It is done in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh by one of the oldest tribal communities, the Meenas of the Hadoti area . This art is done on walls and floors, both within and surrounding the house, as a way to ward off evil and welcome the blessings of gods into the home.
The word Mandana translates to ‘to draw' or decorating or making something beautiful. These paintings are done predominantly by women, as traditionally it is their social role to take care of the house and the family. This art form is not passed on through any formal training neither is it recognized as a discipline. On the contrary, girls learn the art by observing and emulating their mothers.
At the online art class from Catterfly, State Awardee Artist "Mr. Rajnish Nimbark Ji" will teach you the basics of Mandana painting which began in the Vedic age, 1500 to 500 BCE in India.
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Time: 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM IST (Monday to Friday)