Mata Ni Pachedi is also called the Kalamkari of Gujarat thanks to its resemblance to the art of Kalamkari from South India and the same method of painting, namely using a pen (kalam) made out of bamboo. Mata Ni Pachedi, in the local dialect literally translates to ‘behind the mother goddess’. This artform is believed to have evolved 300 years ago, when the devotees from the Devipujak or the Vaghri community in Gujarat and Rajasthan were barred from entering temples. They created their own place of worship by elaborately painting stories of local patron goddesses on large rectangular cloths. Different forms of goddesses are depicted in the most traditional colours, made of natural dyes. Bahuchar Mata or Becharaji, is depicted in this painting, seated on a rooster. She is the goddess of fertility and locals seek her blessings for fulfillment of their wishes. Several devotees, animals and mythological characters are painted in the background.
Quantity : 1 Painting without frame.
Care instructions : Keep away from direct sunlight, moisture, water and other liquids. To preserve this artwork, keep in frame with glass.