Rogan art’s connect during COVID-19

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News: The centuries old tradition of Rogan art is facing an unprecedented challenge due to pandemic.

Facts:

  • Rogan Art: The word Rogan means “Oil” in Persian.It is an art of cloth printing practiced in the Kutch District of Gujarat.
  • Origin: The art was started by the Khatris, a Muslim community who came to India from Sindh, Pakistan.
  • Process: In this art, Castor oil is heated and cast into cold water and the thick residue is then mixed with natural colours.Then, using a stylus or blocks, this resultant paint is meticulously transferred on to a cloth to make floral, animal (peacock) and geometric patterns.