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Mata Ni Pachedi

'Jogni Mata & Vahanvati Mata' (4ft x 4ft)- Mata ni Pachedi-Gujarat

Rs. 75,900.00
MNP-PNT-JP-017

Product Material :- Cotton & Natural Colors

Dimension :- 4ft x 4ft

Handmade painting in Natural Colours

About the Painting
Jogni Mata/Chhinnamasta is a goddess of contradictions. She symbolises both aspects of Devi: a life-giver and a life-taker. She is shown in the painting in all four corners. Vahanvati Mata is one of the folk goddesses, worshipped by the Vaghri community of Gujarat. She is iconographically represented as sitting on a goat, which in turn is placed inside a ship. She is primarily a goddess that protects travellers and merchants crossing the seas. She is shown in the painitng in the centre.

Mata ni Pachedi literally means “behind the mother goddess”, and is a cloth that constitutes a temple of the goddess. It is a art form from Gujrat.

The Artist
Sanjay Manubhai Chitara is a National Awardee and part of one of the last surviving families who paint the Mata ni Pachedi. His family, who are Devi Pujaks, (followers of the mother Goddess) trace their association with the art of painting ritual cloth back three centuries.

Product Process:
Mata ni Pachedi literally means “behind the mother goddess”, and is a cloth that constitutes a temple of the goddess. It is a painting and art form from Gujrat. 

Sanjay Chitara has moved away from the traditional palette of maroon and black made from oxidized iron and palm sugar and experiments with turmeric, henna and indigo to create a more varied colour scheme still using the age old methods of extracting colour from natural materials.

Shipping and Delivery:
Kindly allow 30 days to paint and create the products as these products are handmade by the local artisans.

Paintings will be shipped unframed.