Jharkhand is a land that portrays its vibrant tradition and culture through its paintings. The tribal paintings are colorful enough to speak volumes about the rich heritage of the state.
Emerging from different districts of the state, Sohrai, Khovar, Paitkar, and Santhal paintings have their own stories to tell and are stunning in their own ways.
Recently Shorai and Khovar paintings of Jharkhand were given the GI (Geographical Indication) tag by the Geographical Indications Registry headquartered in Chennai.
The paintings are mostly drawn using natural colors by the tribal women to decorate the walls of the tribal mud houses or are drawn on scrolls to narrate different stories from mythology during different occasions like marriage ceremonies or to celebrate the harvest.
But now the paintings are not restricted to the walls and scrolls, you can buy them to decorate your houses too. Yes, you heard it right, you can now give your home a makeover with some amazingly beautiful tribal home decors.
Maati Ghar is a socially responsible organization that aims in preserving & promoting traditional paintings and empowering traditional artisans of Jharkhand (INDIA), established in the year 2015 in Jamshedpur.
As the tagline quotes,
“Beauty to your home, sustainability to rural artisans”
Maati Ghar truly helps the artisans of Jharkhand by marketing and selling their goods.
So, next time when you are visiting Jamshedpur and are confused about what to buy as a token of memory for your trip, visit Maati Ghar and grab some beautiful authentic tribal paintings and souvenirs. You can also order online from their website.