Clay Work

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The soil of Sarguja is rich, loamy and varied. Deep black, ochre and white, their colour and texture lends itself to possibilities of being moulded by hand. Terracotta crafts have been practiced by potter (kumhar) communities from this region as a profession. But the Rajwars, traditionally…
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सन १९८३  में भोपाल में भारत भवन की स्थापना के उपरांत तत्कालीन मध्यप्रदेश के जो लोक कलाकार प्रकाश में आए, इनमें सुंदरी बाई रजवार भी थीं। सरगुजा के रजवार समुदाय में अपनी झोपड़ियों की कच्ची मिट्टी से बनी दीवारों पर भित्तिचित्र बनाने की परंपरा तो थी परन्तु सन १९८३  में सोना बाई रजवार को मिली प्रसिद्धी…
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The Ministry of Textiles, Government of India in the year 2002 awarded 10 craftsperson recognising their contribution in the field of craft and, the society as a whole. Sona Bai Rajwar from Phuhputra village, Chhattisgarh was one of the awardees recognised for her clay work, which decorates the…
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Sona Bai is a celebrated artist from Chhattisgarh working in the medium of clay sculpture. She belonged to the Rajwar community whose women traditionally embellished their homes with clay work. Sona Bai was a gifted artist whose work transformed this practice.  Within a year of her 'discovery' she…
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Daroga Ram is the only son of Sona Bai Rajwar who is a celebrated artist from Chhattisgarh known for her work in the medium of clay. She belonged to the Rajwar community whose women traditionally embellished their homes with clay work. Her son Daroga Ram observed her work closely as a child and,…
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