Paithan Ramayana paintings are marked by colourful and innovative designs, and have a highly sophisticated visual language. The paintings were once carried around by bards known as chitrakathis, who used them while reciting the epic as they moved from village to village. Prof. B.N. Goswamy sheds…
While there is much being planned in India in the field of urban development and urban regeneration with schemes such as HRIDAY and Smart Cities mission, there is little talk about the development of smaller towns such as Paithan. This article aims to highlight the potential of integrated…
A lot can be learnt from the socio-cultural aspects of a community through the food, language and clothing patterns. Clothing and textiles have been important in human history and reflect the materials available to a civilization as well as the technologies that had been mastered. The…
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Jaywant Patil belongs to an old and established family in Paithan. His family owns a large double courtyard wada in the heart of the old city of Paithan. His father, Shri Balasaheb Patil was a researcher and collector and has led several excavations in Paithan.
India is well known since ancient times for its handloom and cloth weaving industry. One of the major trade items in the Indo-Roman trade in the 2nd century CE was woven cloth, especially muslin, a cloth that can be dyed and embroidered, originating from Paithan. Caves in the region, from 1st…
The Paithani saree derives its name from Paithan, the town which has been producing these exquisite sarees for about 2,000 years now. A silk saree with gold zariwork, it is identified by its typical motifs and borders. It enjoyed the patronage of the Peshwas and the Nizam and was considered a royal…
The rock-cut monuments of western India occupy a significant position in the history of Indian art and architecture. While the tradition of rock-cut architecture appears to have been discontinuous and scattered in the rest of India, it flourished without interruption in western India for a period…